Indonesia will promote itself in halal tourism

 Friday, September 22, 2017 


Indonesia Tourism Indonesia is looking to boost the halal tourism to attract more Arab tourists, who are more the spender in the world.



This tourism drive is part of the government’s efforts to boost state coffers and meet its 5.2 percent growth target this year.




President Joko Widodo has promised there is about  7 percent economic growth rate on the campaign trail in 2014. The tourism sector contributed 4.23 percent of the country’s GDP in 2016.




The Muslim travel market is one of the fastest-growing segments in the global travel industry, according to the MasterCard-CrescentRating Global Muslim Travel Index (GMTI) 2017, which was released in May.



The GMTI said that the Muslim travel market will be worth $220 billion by 2020 and $300 billion by 2026, spurred by Muslim-friendly amenities and easy access to travel information.



It is around 121 million Muslims traveled internationally during 2016, which is an increase of 4 million from the previous year.



It is estimated that figure of Indonesia tourism will reach 156 million by 2020,which is  accounting for 10 percent of the global travel market.



According to the GMTI, Indonesia ranks third in the ranking after Malaysia and the United Arab Emirates, which an out of member states of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).



Lombok Island has already made a name for itself as a halal destination, picking up World’s Best Halal Destination and World’s Best Halal Honeymoon Destination at the World Halal Travel Awards in 2015.




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