October 28, 2020, 08.02 PM

Although Islamic tourism adopts the same Halal concept into its approach, it is different from Halal tourism.

Islamic tourism concentrates on trips that are religious-oriented or are undertaken for religious purposes which Halal tourism does not.

Rita shared that in Taiwan, Halal tourism is defined as a general type of travel with the addition of Muslim-friendly facilities and services.

Bellcert International Inspection and Certification Group stated that Taiwan has handed out Halal certification to 1,088 companies and thousands of available products to accommodate Muslim travelers.

Read also: Indonesia Highlights: Fear of Expression in Indonesia | Jakarta Re-Extends Lockdown | Indonesia’s Halal Industry Needs a Push

Indonesia’s potential in Halal tourism

With a large Muslim population and a rich knowledge of Islamic culture, Indonesia possesses the massive potential to spearhead global Halal tourism.

Some countries lack the information on how to improve this type of touristic activities such as what food and beverages can be served to Muslim travelers.

Thus, Indonesia can take advantage of such opportunities by sharing information with countries like Taiwan that is genuinely invested in developing its Halal tourism sector.

Read also: Potential Value of Indonesia’s Halal Industry Estimated at $202 Million

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