Tourism Ministry seeks ideas

17 Feb 2014 / 22:46 H.

    KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 17, 2014): The Tourism and Culture Ministry is open to suggestions on how to maintain Malaysia's position as the world's top Muslim-friendly holiday destination.
    Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz said a study by the Singapore-based Muslim travel consultancy, Crescentrating, showed that Malaysia had enjoyed the accolade since 2011.
    "We welcome suggestions or ideas that can help us maintain this position," he said, acknowledging that it would not be an easy task to do so given the competition from other countries which were also eyeing increased Muslim tourist arrivals.
    He was speaking at a press conference after opening the inaugural joint seminar on Islamic Tourism between Malaysia and Indonesia here today.
    Crescentrating chief executive officer Fazal Bahardeen, who was also present, said the company ranked countries from the perspective of Muslim travellers in terms of how convenient they were for them to get halal food and access facilities, like a prayer room, while travelling. – Bernama

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