Taiwan’s Muslim-Friendly Destination Attracts Indonesian Young Tourists

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Jakarta, MINA – The Taiwan Tourism Information Center in Jakarta once again introduces the main potential of Muslim-friendly tourism to attract Indonesian people, especially young people or millennial tourists.

The event titled “Taiwan Muslim Friendly Travel Destinations” took place on Wednesday, October 16 at Union Space Jakarta by inviting speakers to share their experiences while in Taiwan, namely millennial influencers such as Aiman ​​Ricky, Adityo Suryo Saputro, Nessa Salvyana, and Richa Etiqa Ulhaq.

The director of Taiwan Tourism Information Center in Jakarta, Fanny Low, said tourism industry players in Taiwan claimed to be very optimistic that the potential for Muslim-friendly tourism promoted would be interesting for Indonesian tourists.

For the efforts of the government and stakeholders, she continued Mastercard ranked Taiwan third as the friendly country for Muslims in the world in 2019.

There are nearly 200 halal certifications for restaurants, Muslim or Muslim friendly hotels spread all over Taiwan.

“We have more than 200 restaurants or hotels with halal certificates. We even have a hospital with a halal certificate too. We have friendly halal restaurants for Muslims, and also small mosques, “said Fanny.

She said Indonesian tourists can easily find halal-certified hotels and restaurants as well as mosques and prayer rooms in Indonesian by downloading the application “Halal Taiwan”.

The application is even made by the community of Indonesian Muslim students in the country nicknamed Formosa which means Beautiful Island.

Fanny also explained Taiwan is known as a safe and comfortable country with four seasons and relatively short flight distances.

“Taiwan is the best new destination for Indonesian tourists with only 4.5 hours of flight,” she added.

According to Fanny, transportation in the country also has security, comfort, and easy access for tourists to explore the entire island. So it is very easy for family trips.

“The ease of visiting Taiwan is also offered in terms of obtaining a visa,” she said.

Taiwan now provides free conditional visas for Indonesian tourists, those who have traveled to Canada, America, Japan, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, and the United Kingdom, can apply for a free visa to Taiwan online by only answering 10 questions simple.

“With these conveniences, Taiwan now has a competitive advantage compared to other Asian tourist destinations such as Hong Kong, Korea, and Japan, where our shopping, culinary, and transportation are cheaper,” Fanny added. (T/Sj/P2)

Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)