March 22, 2021    16:14:09
In recent years, Islamic Tourism Centre (ITC) has keenly observed the growing interest in mosque tourism. Mosques have become an attraction in themselves drawing interest from both Muslims and non-Muslims alike.

No issue to be Muslim-friendly, says five-star Pullman Kuching

February 11, 2021    11:55:14
Luxury property, Pullman Kuching, fronting the Kuching waterfront in Sarawak, Malaysia, had an easy experience in being certified as a Muslim-friendly hotel. The five-star hotel applied for -- and received -- the Muslim-friendly Accommodation Recognition (MFAR) certification in 2020 from Islamic Tourism Centre (ITC), without any issue, thanks to its ...

Sunway Hotels & Resorts strengthens Muslim-friendly hospitality with MFAR recognition

February 11, 2021    11:52:11
Established property, lifestyle, and hospitality brand, Sunway Hotels & Resorts, was among the first to apply for Islamic Tourism Centre’s (ITC) Muslim-friendly Accommodation Recognition (MFAR) programme in 2020. Today, three of its properties in Sunway City Kuala Lumpur, namely Sunway Resort, Sunway Pyramid Hotel, and Sunway Clio Hotel, have ...

Malaysia’s National Tourism Policy: Focus on recovery, connections, and sustainability

February 11, 2021    11:49:23
In late December 2020, the Prime Minister of Malaysia launched Malaysia’s National Tourism Policy 2020-2030, giving concrete direction for the future of Malaysia’s tourism industry over the next ten years. In his speech, the Prime Minister emphasised the importance of recovery, connections, and sustainability. In the challenging period that we ...

Training tourist guides to save lives

February 11, 2021    11:46:37
If you’re a guide leading a group of international tourists on an excursion, what would you do if an accident happened, putting one of your charges in a life or death situation? Would you know exactly what to do? With this in mind, Islamic Tourism Centre (ITC) organised a basic ...

ITC publishes enriched knowledge of Islamic tourism in 2020 journal

February 11, 2021    11:38:52
Despite the challenging pandemic situation we all faced last year which extends till today, Islamic Tourism Centre has published the third volume of the Islamic Tourism Journal. We are pleased that we could honour our annual initiative to enrich the knowledge base surrounding the concept of Islamic tourism and Muslim-friendly ...

From Editor’s Desk

January 21, 2021    17:22:58
How fast time flies! We are now in the year 2021 after enduring a very challenging 2020. Many industries were affected by the pandemic, and the global tourism economy, unfortunately, was not spared either.  According to the United Nations World Tourism Organization, international tourist arrivals declined by 72 per cent ...