Based on the State of the Global Islamic Economy Report 2014/2015, it is estimated that the global expenditure of Muslim consumers on food and lifestyles sectors were valued at USD 2 trillion in 2013 and it is expected to further increase to USD 3.7 trillion by 2019. The report also indicated that the global Muslim spending on outbound travel was estimated at USD 140 billion in 2013, or 11.6% of the total global expenditure and this figure is expected to reach USD 238 billion by the year 2019.
Considering the huge potential of the global Islamic economy, the Ministry of Tourism, Republic of Indonesia, in collaboration with the Islamic Tourism Centre (ITC, Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Malaysia, will hold the 2nd Joint Seminar on Islamic Tourism (JoSIT) from 16 to 27 October 2015, in Bandung, Indonesia.
With the theme “Enhancing Collaboration Between Indonesia and Malaysia as Muslim Friendly Destinations”, the seminar will focus on issues, challenges and opportunities in developing Islamic tourism from the context and experience of Indonesia and Malaysia. The 2-day seminar will feature speakers and experts in the field of Islamic tourism from various backgrounds in the tourism industry. Topics to be covered will be on Preparing Destination, Connectivity and Development of Joint Tour Package.
Registration is free!
For more details, please refer to the following contacts:
Mr. Muhammad Shafie Obet
Visit Indonesia Tourism Officer in Malaysia
6 019 233 51361
Islamic Tourism Centre