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Tourism Ministry introduces 10 halal destinations

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Jakarta  /  Fri, February 15, 2019  /  12:06 pm
Tourism Ministry introduces 10 halal destinations

Baiturrahman Grand Mosque in Aceh. (Shutterstock.com/riza azhari)

The Tourism Ministry launched the 2019 Indonesia Muslim Travel Index (IMTI) on Wednesday.

According to kompas.com, the IMTI is based on the Global Muslim Travel Index (GMTI), a ranking system that evaluates and ranks countries based on how well they cater to Muslim travelers.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Launching Indonesia Muslim Travel Index 2019 . Jakarta, 13 Januari 2019 — Setelah tercatat di peringkat ke dua dalam "Global Muslim Travel Index" posts tahun 2018. Indonesia terus terpacu untuk didaulatkan sebagai destinasi wisata halal terbaik dunia pada tahun ini. . Ketua Tim percepatan pengembangan pariwisata halal Bapak Anang Sutono, dalam sambutannya mengatakan bahwa kita harus memenangkan persaingan untuk mendapat muslim traveler. Adapun demikian, 10 destinasi wisata halal yang akan dikembangkan yakni Aceh, Riau dan kepulauan Riau, Sumatera Barat, DKI Jakarta, Jawa Barat, Jawa tengah, Yogyakarta, Jawa Timur Lombok serta Sulawesi Selatan. . Setali tiga uang, Fazal Bahardeen CEO crescentrating.com & halaltrip.com mengungkapkan akan turut andil dalam menyukseskan IMTI 2019. . Launching IMTI merupakan langkah awal untuk mewujudkan Indonesia sebagai negara yang memiliki destinasi wisata halal terbaik dunia tahun 2019. . Kunjungi Website resmi kami di www.kemenpar.go.id . #PesonaIndonesia #WonderfulIndonesia #Genpi #Genwi

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In the 2018 GMTI, Indonesia was ranked second after Malaysia. The 2019 IMTI was created to push Indonesia’s ranking to first place in the 2019 GMTI meeting, which is slated to take place in the middle of the year.

The ministry has selected 10 halal destinations for the 2019 IMTI, namely Aceh, Riau and Riau Islands, West Sumatra, Jakarta, West Java, Central Java, Yogyakarta, East Java, Lombok in West Nusa Tenggara and South Sulawesi.

Read also: Indonesia eyes top position on 2019 Muslim travel index

These destinations will receive assistance and will later be monitored and evaluated based on the GMTI.

“The movement of the world’s Muslim travelers is amazing. Indonesia is highly committed to becoming a global player for halal tourism,” said Anang Sutono, head of the ministry’s halal tourism acceleration team.

Anang said he deemed the commitment was right considering Indonesia was the world’s largest Muslim-majority country.

Tourism Minister Arief Yahya said Indonesia had developed four aspects of the GMTI ahead of other countries.

He said that the 2019 IMTI would allow each area to be developed as a halal tourism destination. (jes/wng)