Muslim travellers rejoice! If your key concern with visiting New Zealand is locating where you can go for your meals, Tourism New Zealand has just made it so much easier for you and your loved ones with their updated version of New Zealand Halal Food Guide! In a bid to improve the overall visitor experience for Muslim travellers, the New Zealand Halal Food Guide now provide you with a more comprehensive overview of halal culinary options around the country.
New Zealand Halal Food Guide – Partnership With Muslim Community
Since the launch of the New Zealand Halal Food Guide in 2016, the 2017/18 edition now includes 289 more restaurants and cafes, an increase of 51% more listings from the previous edition, which is either halal-certified or offering vegetarian/vegan cuisine, in new regions such as Whangarei and Marlborough. You can also use the guide to identify halal-certified grocery stores and takeaway outlets.
The guide was curated in partnership with the Kiwi Muslim Directory and the Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand (FIANZ) and provides general tourism information, together with a total of 567 halal-certified listings. Tourism New Zealand’s Regional Manager of South and South East Asia, Steven Dixon, said the updated guide demonstrates the organisation’s on-going commitment to better cater to the dining needs of Muslim travellers and further enhance New Zealand’s position as the preferred holiday destination among this audience
“Fresh, diverse and delicious, New Zealand’s world-class take on gastronomy offers a truly unique experience to the visitor journey. We recognise the growth of halal tourism in the South-East Asia region and how important it is for Muslim visitors to have easy access to timely information about suitable dining options when travelling. We knew it was key for us to continue partnering with the Kiwi Muslim Directory and FIANZ to consistently update the Halal Food Guide so that Muslim travellers can fully maximize their enjoyment of New Zealand’s quality food experiences. .With this refreshed guide, Muslim visitors now have even more culinary choices across different regions and cities, which we hope will allow them to get the most out of their time in New Zealand,” said Mr Dixon.
Hazim Arafeh, President Of The Federation Of The Islamic Association Of New Zealand said the Halal Food Guide provides an invaluable source of information to all Muslim travellers coming to New Zealand, at a time when the halal tourism market is booming globally. “We are delighted to have contributed to the update of this informative guide and hope that Muslim visitors continue to feel re-assured and confident in making the most out of their stay in New Zealand.”
Nawaz Ahmed, Project Manager of the Kiwi Muslim Directory also shared, “We look forward to continue working with Tourism New Zealand to update the list of dining options in the food guide and identifying new ways to deepen levels of Muslim consumer satisfaction in New Zealand.”
Some of the recommended halal food places to try while visiting New Zealand include Bawarchi Indian Restaurant in Central Auckland, Garudas Food Truck in Wellington, The Herb Centre Café in Christchurch, and KL Aroma Restaurant in Dunedin.
New Zealand Halal Food Guide – Download Your Guide
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