Minister Arief Yahya Optimistic Indonesia to Become World’s Best Halal Tourism Destination

Jakarta, MINA — Indonesian Tourism Minister Arief Yahya is optimistic that Indonesia will become the world’s best halal tourism destination

The Minister stated this when launching the program “Indonesia Muslim Travel Index (IMTI) 2018” in Jakarta, Tuesday.

Currently we are ranked second with the United Arab Emirates (UAE). In Sha Allah (if God willing) next year it will be the first rank as the world’s best halal tourism destination, he said.

In its report, IMTI says there are 25 million Muslim tourists in 2000 compared to 131 million this year. And by 2020 their number will jump to 220 million .

Malaysia still occupies the first spot of  the Global Muslim Travel Index. Next year it  will be owned by Indonesia, according to the minister, saying Indonesia has all the potential.

IMTI 2018 program was launched in cooperation with the Ministry of Tourism Affairs along with the Crescent Rating and Mastercard.  (L/L2/RS2/RS5)

Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)

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