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  • Malaysia tops survey of ‘halal holidays’ for Muslims

    Singapore City, SINGAPORE — Malaysia is the world’s friendliest destination for Muslim travellers, according to a survey released Tuesday, but Japan has shown most improvement as it ramps up efforts to cash in on a growing market.

    Malaysia was followed by the United Arab Emirates, Turkey, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia in this year’s rankings for “halal” friendly holiday destinations released by Singapore-based Muslim travel specialist Crescentrating. Read More

  • Tourism Ministry seeks ideas

    Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA — 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. Read More

  • Courtesy visit to JAKIM

    Islamic Tourism Centre (ITC) paid the Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (JAKIM) a courtesy visit on 7 February 2014, 7 Rabiulakhir 1435.

    The ITC delegation, led by Director-General Mr. Zulkifly Md. Said was warmly received by JAKIM Director-General YBhg. Datuk Hj Othman Mustapha.

  • Sama-Sama Express Eyes 69 Per Cent Occupancy Rate This Year

    Sepang, MALAYSIA — Sama-Sama Express aims to achieve a 69 per cent occupancy rate this year from 65 per cent last year following the upgrading of its airside hotel at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

    The hotel was previously known as the Airside Transit Hotel. Read More

  • Asean Countries Urged To Work Together To Maximise Tourism Potential

    KUCHING, Jan 23 (Bernama) — Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz tonight urged Southeast Asian countries to work together in order to chart the strategic directions to maximise the potential of Asean tourism beyond 2015.

    He said to date, 75 per cent of the measures outlined under the Asean Tourism Strategic Plan 2011-2015 had been completed and by next year, it should achieve 100 percent. Read More

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