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Published on : Monday, May 15, 2017
Recently, Taiwan has been ranked seventh most desirable non-IOC destination for Muslim community alluring more than 30,000 visitors a year. On the other hand, Singapore has been graded the top non-IOC destination for Muslims in the world. In the same line, Taiwan is enhancing Muslim tour packages at the current Matta Fair at Suria Sabah here.
Tony Wu, Taiwan Tourism Bureau Director at Kuala Lumpur explained that Taiwan has more than 100 halal eateries. In 2017, this island nation is targeting to attract more than 100,000 Muslim tourists out of a total 11.7 million Muslim tourists worldwide. In 2015, more than 117 million tourists were recorded travelling to the place. It has also been estimated that by the year 2020, there will be approximately 168 million tourists travelling worldwide. Muslims are estimated to be about 16 million, being the least exposed community to international travels.
Some of the top mosques in the Taiwan’s capital city are Taipei, Zhongli City, Taichung City, Tainan City and Kaohsiung City respectively. The Taiwan Halal Integrity Development Association is a member of the World Halal Food Council. Besides, Chinese Muslim Association in Taipei verifies halal products and eateries, as well as a mobile phone app called Halal. Taiwan is all set to help Muslims go about their ways.