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Indonesia Makes Lombok Its Primary Halal Tourist Destination

A Muslim travel index for Indonesia was launched on Dec. 7 at the Tourism Ministry in Jakarta.

Attended by Tourism Minister Arief Yahya, the Mastercard-CrescentRating Indonesia Muslim Travel Index (IMTI) 2018 is part of a series of Mastercard-CrescentRating Global Muslim Travel Index (GMTI) reports. It assesses provinces’ readiness in welcoming Muslim tourists based on four criteria – access, communication, environment and services – and tracks the growth of travel in Indonesia.

The 10 provinces included in this year's index are Aceh, Riau Islands, West Sumatra, Jakarta, West Java, Central Java, Yogyakarta, East Java, South Sulawesi and West Nusa Tenggara (Lombok).

Lombok was picked as the main new halal tourist destination, followed by Aceh and Jakarta.

Home to more than 1,000 mosques, Lombok has become a leader in the development of halal tourism. The local government has shown a strong commitment to educating stakeholders and promoting Lombok as a Muslim-friendly destination.

Today there is a great number of tradeshows displaying halal products and industry’s innovation. Russia Halal Expo is one of the most assertive exhibiting and networking platforms for stakeholders. It is organized in the framework of the economic summit “Russia – Islamic world: KazanSummit”.

The event will be held April 24-26, 2019, in Kazan. Every year KazanSummit gathers leading experts, manufacturers, halal retail and wholesalers. In 2018 the event was attended by over 3,000 delegates from 53 countries. Register now to secure your place!