The roads out of the country is fun. In some Asian countries, for example, visitors can enjoy the beautiful cherry blossoms in Japan, the breadth of the Imperial Palace in China, and the magnificent tower skyscraper Taipei 101 in Taiwan.
However, the operators of tourist services in the three countries acknowledged that attract tourists from Indonesia, mainly Muslim, had become a challenge.
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In fact, as Indonesia’s economic growth increasing, more and more people from this country who want to travel abroad.
In the past many Muslim tourists Indonesia is difficult to find places to eat kosher in Japan, China, and Taiwan. Then the Muslim tourists also having trouble finding a place to worship during the tour.
The constraints that were recently addressed by the government and local tour operators in Japan, China, and Taiwan.
They began to aggressively promote tourism Muslims. Not only introduces Muslim tourist attractions, there are many steps that have been made in order to provide safety and comfort for Muslim travelers.
Starting from opening restaurants serving halal dishes, build a place of worship to work closely with a number of special needs accommodations for Muslim guests.
As is known, in Taiwan there are 60 thousand people who embraced Islam. No wonder the Muslim-majority Indonesia travelers became one of the targets of tourism promotion.
It is also based on the number of tourists visiting Indonesia in 2013 ago. Amounted to 171 299 people. This number increased by 4.71 percent compared to the year 2012 recorded 163 598 people.
"In Southeast Asia, the number of tourists from Indonesia who visited Taiwan in recent years ranked as the third largest," said the head of the Taipei Economic and Trade Office (Teto), Zhang Liang Jen met at Sari Pan Pacific, Jakarta.
Zhang also said that many travel agents tour Taiwan that opened to facilitate the travel of Muslim travelers who wish to visit the country. A series of tourist destinations, lodging until the food has been prepared in order for Muslim tourists friendly.
Not only is it well made flexible tour schedule and make time for tourists from praying the five daily prayers.
"Like many Asian countries, Taiwan has a unique culture and many beautiful natural attractions. So many activities to do the tourists who come to it," said Zhang.
According to him, many Indonesian tourists who love to shop in the country. Many products that were cheaper. Culinary roadside or any Taiwanese street food is the main attraction.
For a tourist destination, Muslim travelers can choose to visit historical places one of them National Palace Museum. Collection of Islamic relics older than the old relic in Indonesia.
Not only Taiwan, Japan also has first Muslim to promote tourism. The country has started since a few years ago, in order to encourage their tourism potential.
However, the concentration is providing kosher food. The Japanese government even doing some study on halal food in some perfekturnya.
Actually, almost all the tourist areas in Japan to Muslim tourists. However, there is one particular area that serve Muslim tour package, the Yamanashi Prefecture.
For information, the prefecture known as the ‘home of Fuji Mountain’ and can be reached by train for one and a half hours from Tokyo.
Japan also announced that it will soon build a prayer room at their international airports. Not only that, the restaurant that sells halal food was also prepared at the airport. This is because the airport is expected to be a representative for Muslim travelers, in order to see that their needs have been met.
Not to stop there, Japan is also a lot to build partnerships with a number of travel agencies in Indonesia to streamline tourism promotion of the Muslims.
"To carry kosher tour in Japan, we have to cooperate with the Japanese tour operators who have obtained certification and receive supervision from Japan Halal Association (JHA), so the start of the planning process, to the implementation of a tour conducted in accordance with the sharia," as written in one Indonesian travel agent website.
Indonesian travel agent who is working with the Japanese government is also required to be a member of JHA in which they jointly carry the mission to promote tourism in Japan by offering halal standards and high-quality service for Muslim tourists who want to visit Japan.
No wonder Japan is so excited, because it is considered a Muslim travelers considerable potential to increase tourist arrivals to the country.
Until now, there were approximately 28,000 people of Muslim travelers from Indonesia and Malaysia to visit Japan. From these results known to rise 40 percent from a year earlier.
Cherry country is targeting 2020, coinciding with the implementation of the Summer Olympics, Japan has been able to accommodate all the needs of Muslim travelers.
In China alone, has also been promoted tourist Muslims since a few years ago. In addition to providing kosher restaurants and eating places, the government of this country as well as heavily promoting a number of interesting tourist destinations Muslims in one of the Ningxia region, inhabited predominantly Muslim region of China.
In this place there is a Muslim village named New Mosleem Village, home to ethnic Hui Muslim Chinese population. In these villages, all occupants wearing Muslim clothing. Here tourists can observe their daily life and visit the Muslim school-girls.
Not only that, there are also other popular tourist destinations such as the Muslim gold-domed mosque, Najia Great Mosque, the largest mosque in Yinchuan, Ningxia. Other Destinations is the Yellow River, Zhongwei. Travelers will be invited to cross the river in one of the tourist spots of Muslims, namely Hongbao Tourist Site.
Here are the Chinese Yellow River altar shows the architecture of ancient Chinese culture blend with Muslims where one gate has a dome-like mosque. (Ren)