Indonesia to promote its halal locales in China

Published on : Wednesday, January 11, 2017

indonesiaIndonesia has planned to promote three of its provinces as ‘halal destinations’ in the region of Xinjiang that is located in China.


The media has reported that the three provinces that would be promoted in China include Aceh, West Sumatra and Lombok. During the World Halal Tourism Awards 2016, West Sumatra had been able to win titles of Best Halal Culinary Destination and World’s Best Halal Destination. Aceh, on the other hand was declared as the Best Halal Cultural Destination.


The chairman of the Association of Indonesian Tour and Travel Agencies (Asita), known as Asnawi Bahar said that Asita would be inviting travel agencies from Xianjiang on a familiarization trip to the three provinces.


He said that West Sumatra would be the first stop of this familiarization trip this February.


Then, he also added that they would make this the first phase of bringing in agencies to inspect the region to help them understand the product first.


Oni Yulfani, the head of the Tourism and Creative Agency of West Sumatra said that besides Payakumbuh, Padang Panjang, Bukittinggi and Padang, there are also other destinations that might be appealing to potential tourists. There is Mandeh onto the southern coast.


Apart from that, they also have the Mentawai Islands regency and in this region, people can enjoy the facility of surfing.


Zinjiang is a home to nearly 19 million people. Of these 9 million inhabitants, 8 million are a part of the Muslim Uighur minority who speak Turkic. India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Mongolia and the Soviet Central Asian republics border this province.


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