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Indonesia Becomes the 2nd Best Halal Travel Destination in the World

Indonesian tourism has increased two ranks to become the second position in The Global Travel Muslim Index (GTMI) 2022. This shows the huge potential

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TRIBUNBATAM.id -  Indonesian tourism has increased two ranks to become the second position in The Global Travel Muslim Index (GTMI) 2022.

This shows the huge potential and competitiveness of Indonesian halal tourism in the world.

Founder & CEO of Crescentrating & Halaltrip, Fazal Bahardeen, at the 2022 Halal in Travel Global Summit in Singapore on Wednesday (6/1) announced the achievement in front of the Indonesian delegation led by the Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy (Menparekraf) Sandiaga Uno. 

"Indonesia rose to second place after the previous year in fourth place," he said in a release received by Kompas.com, Thursday (6/2).

Meanwhile, Indonesia beat Saudi Arabia in third, Turkey in fourth, and the United Arab Emirates in fifth. While the first position is Malaysia. 

Menparekraf said he hoped that the new ranking of halal tourism in Indonesia could increase market potential and bring economic recovery.

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"We hope that this award will bring recovery, create jobs and insya Allah, restore the economy through halal tourism," said Sandiaga. 

This optimism was conveyed by Sandiaga, referring to the large potential of the halal tourism market.

Data shows that in 2019, Muslims around the world spent a total of US$2.02 trillion on food, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, fashion, travel and recreation.

Meanwhile, the global Muslim market is expected to grow to US$2.4 trillion by 2024.

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