Aceh all geared up to attract halal tourists in 2017

Published on : Thursday, April 6, 2017

halal touristsAceh, in Indonesia is slowly emerging as a popular destination highlighting halaal tourism in the coming days as the genre is gaining tremendous recognition in countries across the globe. Aceh province got two prominent awards, namely World’s Best Halal Cultural Destination and World’s Best Airport (Sultan Iskandar Muda International Airport) for Halal Travelers In the 2016 World Halal Tourism Award event.

At a recent workshop in Aceh, Tourism Ministry deputy assistant for government and business market development Tazbir said that harmonization and management played a major role in planning the development of Aceh’s halal tourism layout. “This includes preparing halal-friendly hotels, restaurants, spas and shopping centers, as well as recommended halal tourism packages.”

Banda Aceh, Aceh Besar, Sabang and Lake Laut Tawar are some of the emerging halal destinations of Aceh as confirmed by Aceh Tourism Agency head Reza Pahlevi. To quote Reza, ‘This plan needs to be supported by qualified human resources; therefore we will also have tour guide and tour planner certification programs.’


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