The Indonesia Tourism Ministry is set to host the second Halal Tourism Business Meeting on June 10 at the Balairung Hotel in East Jakarta.
Held in collaboration with Halal Travel Konsorsium (HTK) and the Indonesian Halal Travel Association (ATHIN), the event was previously held in 2016 and managed to gather up to 120 international and local family-friendly tourism business practitioners.
This year’s meeting will invite international delegates from Turkey and Japan, among other countries.
The meeting will also host halal tourism vendors and resellers from Indonesia and abroad, such as Malaysia, Thailand, Japan, China, Korea, Australia and Europe. Up to 300 participants are expected to attend the event that will also celebrate the first anniversary of the HTK and ATHIN forum.
“The economic transactions of family-friendly tourism in Indonesia and globally are increasing. As the advancement of digital marketing becomes a challenge faced by all tourism practitioners, I hope this business meeting will bring more progress to family-friendly tourism in Indonesia,” said ministry’s archipelago tourism marketing development deputy Esthy Reko Astuti.
This year, among the 130 countries evaluated by the MasterCard-CrescentRating Global Muslim Travel Index (GMTI) 2017, Indonesia takes the third spot with a score of 72.6, up one spot from last year.