Indonesia ranks third within the 2017 Global Muslim Travel Index (GMTI) which was launched in Jakarta on May third. This yr’s improved rating is a end result of Indonesia’s efforts to advertise family-friendly and Muslim-friendly tourism, which incorporates enhancing Muslim-friendly choices, launching a world Halal journey alliance, plans to introduce an Indonesia Halal app, and past.
Jakarta, Indonesia (PRWEB) May 10, 2017
In his speech throughout the launch of the MasterCard-CrescentRating GMTI 2017 rating, Indonesia’s Tourism Minister, Mr. Arief Yahya mentioned, “In 2015 we had ranked sixth, in 2016, we ranked 4th. Now we’re quantity three, for which I congratulate Indonesia.”
Enhancing family-friendly and Muslim-friendly choices:
To improve inbound Muslim vacationers, Indonesia is encouraging native tourism gamers to acquire Halal certification, present prayer services, and supply gender segregated leisure actions.
To encourage the , Indonesia’s Ministry of Tourism ran nationwide competitions for Muslim-friendly motels, merchandise, and repair suppliers.
Overall, these initiatives resulted in elevated consciousness inside the with reference to the Muslim market phase in addition to strengthening Indonesia’s family-friendly vacation spot positioning.
The initiatives performed by the Indonesian Tourism Ministry have proved to be wildly profitable. In simply three years, their efforts have resulted in a big development of Muslim vacationers; between 2015 and 2016 there was a 32 % improve in vacationer arrivals from the Middle East, with the variety of vacationers reaching 2.5 million in 2016. This achievement is much more notable as Muslim vacationers make up 20 % of vacationers to the nation.
It is to be famous that international Muslim spend on outbound journey was $151 billion in 2015 in accordance with the State of the Global Islamic Economy Report 2016-2017 developed by Thomson Reuters in collaboration with DinarStandard. This represents 11.2% of world expenditure, and places it near the scale of the Chinese journey market.
Focusing on Indonesia’s pure tourism attraction:
From Indonesia’s breathtaking pure wonders to its metropolis life and procuring sights, its culinary delights, cultural wonders, heritage sights, and its adventures and sports activities occasions, there are a mess of promoting factors to advertise the nation as a welcoming vacation spot for each sort of vacationer. The Muslim-friendly services and providers are supplied to make Muslim guests really feel snug and handle their primary wants, whereas they absolutely get pleasure from the whole lot that Indonesia has to supply.
Global Halal Travel Alliance:
The Global Halal Travel Alliance (HTA) is a digital B2B platform that facilitates cross-selling amongst these within the that cater to Muslim wants and can also be a “co-opetition” platform – a platform for each cooperation and competitors.
The strategic plan for this alliance was solidified in a gathering hosted by the Indonesian Ministry of Tourism on the sidelines of The Malaysian International Halal Showcase (MIHAS), to which prime performing journey brokers/tour operators and different Halal tourism gamers from Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, and the Philippines have been invited.
“This is a monumental step as this Alliance will improve intra-ASEAN tourism move. In specific, it’ll assist improve Muslim tourism to Indonesia,” acknowledged Mr. Riyanto Sofyan, Chairman of Halal Tourism Acceleration and Development Team. “The Alliance aligns with the Indonesian Ministry of Tourism’s technique to encourage industry-led, authorities supported packages to attain this yr’s goal of three.1 million overseas Muslim vacationers to Indonesia, and can contribute in direction of the goal of 15 million overseas vacationers to Indonesia in 2017.”
Indonesian Muslim-friendly app:
The Indonesian Ministry of Tourism is at present testing a beta model of an Indonesia Muslim-Friendly app. The app, developed by Telkom Indonesia, intends to spotlight Indonesia as one of many most important locations for worldwide vacationers, particularly from Muslim majority international locations.
App customers can effortlessly seek for Halal eating places, Muslim-friendly motels, mosques, prayer schedules, in addition to the qiblah route in actual time. With 1000’s of factors of curiosity comprised from all kinds of cities in Indonesia, this cellular app permits each Indonesian and worldwide Muslim vacationers to simply uncover locations, lodging, and eating places which might be Halal licensed by the Indonesian Council of Ulema.
The cellular utility and the Global Halal Travel Alliance are a part of the Ministry of Indonesia’s Go Digital program, which goals to advertise tourism in Indonesia by digital platforms. The first effort on this program was the creation of Indonesia Tourism Exchange (ITX) in 2016, which is a digital market the place patrons meet sellers.
“With the Indonesia Muslim Friendly utility, Muslim vacationers do not have to fret once they plan to journey to Indonesia,” continued Mr. Sofyan. “All features of Halal tourism are lined within the utility and might be accessed rapidly and conveniently. In the nation with largest Muslim inhabitants on this planet, it’s protected to say that Indonesia’s tourism ecosystem is Halal tourism.”
Indonesia introduced its new initiatives to advertise Muslim-friendly tourism throughout the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) in Dubai, by which Indonesia was nicely represented.
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