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Philippines urged to boost halal to attract more visitors

The Philippines can boost tourism from Muslim countries by making halal food more available, a Malaysian embassy official said.

“The Philippines is a growing tourism destination. You have a lot to offer. But for Muslim travelers, it is difficult (to get) halal food. It is a huge challenge,” according Malaysian embassy Tourism Office Director Zaidi Kassim.

He said the Philippines will be hosting the Southeast Asian Games in 2019, and will need to serve halal food to Muslim athletes

The prospects for halal food market will take the center stage at the world economic summit “Russia – Islamic world: KazanSummit”, organized by Tatarstan Investment Development Agency.

The event will be held April 24-26, 2019, in Kazan. Every year KazanSummit gathers leading experts, manufacturers, halal retail and wholesalers.