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Shinsegae to Run Halal Certified Cafeteria at PyeongChang Athletes’ Village

Shinsegae to Run Halal Certified Cafeteria at PyeongChang Athletes’ Village

SEOUL, Jan. 29 (Korea Bizwire) – Shinsegae Food Inc., the food manufacturer of retail giant Shinsegae, said Monday it has earned a halal certificate for the cafeteria it will operate during next month’s Winter Olympics in South Korea, as part of its efforts to meet various demands of athletes from all across the globe. Shinsegae Food said its halal food zone at the athletes’ village has received a certificate from the Korea Muslim [...]

S. Korea’s Tourism Industry Moving to Accommodate Rise in Muslim Visitors

S. Korea’s Tourism Industry Moving to Accommodate Rise in Muslim Visitors

SEOUL, Aug. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — The government and private companies alike are moving to accommodate a rise in Muslim tourists who have become a new source of growth for South Korea’s tourism industry that has been hit hard by the departure of Chinese travelers, with calls being made to overcome shortcomings in local infrastructure [...]

Christian Groups Fiercely Oppose Halal Meat Production Facility

Christian Groups Fiercely Oppose Halal Meat Production Facility

BUYEO CITY, Aug. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — Government approval for a slaughterhouse in the Muslim religious tradition of “halal” has seen local Christian groups up in arms in Buyeo City of South Chungcheong Province. According to the Buyeo City Office, the district’s association of Christian denominations has over the past few weeks voiced its opposition to the [...]

Government to Support Halal Restaurants, Attract More Muslim Tourists

Government to Support Halal Restaurants, Attract More Muslim Tourists

SEOUL, March 28 (Korea Bizwire) – Diversifying South Korea’s repertoire of visitors amid continued threats from China, the Korea Tourism Organization is planning to attract 1.2 million tourists from Muslim countries this year, up from what was roughly 980,000 in 2016.  Last year’s number was a 33-percent increase from 2015. Of the visitors, 740,000 were [...]

S. Korean Hotels Reinforce Halal Foods for Muslim Guests

S. Korean Hotels Reinforce Halal Foods for Muslim Guests

SEOUL, Nov. 21 (Korea Bizwire) – A rising number of five-star hotels in Seoul are offering halal foods in their restaurants to attract Muslim guests, a small but growing market, industry officials said Monday.  The local travel and hospitality industry has sought ways to enhance convenience for a growing influx of Muslim tourists on the [...]

Halal Trade Expo Opens in Seoul

Halal Trade Expo Opens in Seoul

SEOUL, Aug. 17 (Korea Bizwire) – Seoul’s biggest convention and exhibition center, COEX, is hosting the 2016 edition of the Halal Trade Expo Korea, providing an ultimate trading ground for Korean businesses looking to enter the fast-growing halal market.  “Despite the global economic downturn, the halal market is a newly emerging one with average annual [...]

S. Korea to Launch Muslim-Friendly Certificate System for Restaurants

S. Korea to Launch Muslim-Friendly Certificate System for Restaurants

SEOUL, April 7 (Korea Bizwire) – A South Korean state-run tourism promotion agency is pushing to introduce a “Muslim-friendly certificate” for local restaurants where visitors could be served well-prepared halal food, industry sources said Thursday. According to the sources, the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) plans to launch the Muslim-friendly certificate system around August, which will be [...]

Halal Assured Products Hold Great Economic Potential

Halal Assured Products Hold Great Economic Potential

SEOUL, Feb. 11 (Korea Bizwire) – Analysts from NH Investment & Securities have said that they expect that as the consumption tendency of Middle Eastern and Southeast Asian consumers expands, there will be more opportunities for halal assured products to be exported. Meaning ‘allowed things’ in Arab, halal refers to all foods and products that [...]

Halal Programs Expected to Boost Exports to OIC Members

Halal Programs Expected to Boost Exports to OIC Members

SEOUL, Jan.28 (Korea Bizwire) – Data shows that imports of food and medication from 57 countries that are members of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) have more than doubled over the past 10 years. However, Korean exports to OIC countries are still negligible, raising the issue of halal assurance in the food and medication [...]