Recently, the government has begun to intensify Muslim-friendly tourism. Launching a tourist guide book as a move for the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy or the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy to encourage Muslim-friendly tourism. Thus Gotravela Indonesia quoted from second travel (22 / 9 / 2022).
Muslim-friendly travel guide
It was explained that Indonesia is targeting to achieve the top ranking in the 2023 Global Muslim Travel Index. To make this happen, the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy is collaborating with various parties.
In line with the targets to be achieved, improving services or providing facilities to support Muslim-friendly tourism continues to be pushed forward. One of the steps taken in this regard is to publish a Muslim-friendly travel guide.
"Our policy regarding halal tourism is oriented towards adding services. So we are focused in the last 18 months, we must join hands to enter first place.
"We are publishing a Muslim-Friendly Tourism Guidebook in 5 Favorite Destinations," said Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, Sandiaga Uno in his speech at the Islamic Digital Day 2022 event, Wednesday (21/9/2022).
Book Model and Content
The guidebooks as the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy's move to encourage Muslim-friendly tourism are in physical and non-physical form or e-books. The book contains information that can guide tourists to recognize 5 super priority destinations in Indonesia, namely Lake Toba, Borobudur, Labuan Bajo, Mandalika and Likupang.
"In general, this book contains the attractions of each destination, then what activities can be done, then culinary anything that is a favorite, including souvenirs.
Then what makes it different from other books is the facilities or amenities. "Here we will mention what Muslim-friendly tourist facilities there are," explained Amicale Lifestyle International Senior Consultant Hafizuddin Ahmad, giving an explanation about this book on the same occasion.
Furthermore, he explained that a Muslim-friendly guide book was made on-desk research aka research without visiting or surveying directly in the field.
Therefore, his party still cannot tell much about the facilities in the field. "So in terms of attractiveness, we can't tell you about the facilities because we haven't visited them," he added.
Meanwhile, with this Muslim-friendly travel guidebook, it is hoped that local and international tourists can get clear information about several things, for example where to eat. halal, worship facilities during picnics, as well as Muslim-friendly accommodation and so on.
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"We are launching a Muslim-friendly tourism guidebook in 5 favorite or super priority destinations. We want Muslim tourists, both local and international, to come to these destinations and then have them guided.
"They will be guided on where to get halal food, what the worship facilities are there when they travel, and also of course looking for good accommodation and all kinds of things," explained KNEKS Halal Product Industry Director Afdhal Aliasar. (y)