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Ministry to push for multi-billion dollar halal tourism


All in favour: Haslina (second from right) sounding a gong to mark the opening of MATTA’s B2B Islamic Halal Tour 2018 event at Seri Pacific hotel. Looking on are (from left) the event’s organising chairman Mohd Azri Abdul Razak, MATTA deputy president Mohd Akil Yusof, West Nusa Tenggara Tourism Promotion Board head Fauzan Zakaria and Indonesia Hotel, Restaurant Association (Phri province) chairman Lalu Abdul Hadi Faishal.

All in favour: Haslina (second from right) sounding a gong to mark the opening of MATTA’s B2B Islamic Halal Tour 2018 event at Seri Pacific hotel. Looking on are (from left) the event’s organising chairman Mohd Azri Abdul Razak, MATTA deputy president Mohd Akil Yusof, West Nusa Tenggara Tourism Promotion Board head Fauzan Zakaria and Indonesia Hotel, Restaurant Association (Phri province) chairman Lalu Abdul Hadi Faishal.

KUALA LUMPUR: Halal or Islamic tourism is a lucrative sector that is still largely untapped, and Malaysia aims to continue being the leading destination for tourists from this sector, says Deputy Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Muhammad Bakhtiar Wan Chik.

The country managed to attract 5.3 million Muslim tourists out of a total 26 million tourist arrivals last year.

MATTA , Muslim tourists

   

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