ISLAMIC TOURISM CENTRE ANNOUNCES ITS NEW BOARD OF TRUSTEES LINEUP

April 17, 2024    17:14:32
PUTRAJAYA, MALAYSIA, 17 APRIL 2024: Islamic Tourism Centre (ITC) is honoured to announce the new appointments of its Board of Trustees composed of leaders from a diverse range of backgrounds and expertise. Dato’ Roslan Tan Sri Abdul Rahman, the Secretary-General of the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, leads ...

A UNIQUE TASTE OF MALAYSIA DURING RAMADAN

April 4, 2024    10:01:10
As the holy month of Ramadan graces Malaysia with its presence, the country transforms into a vibrant tapestry of cultural and culinary experiences, making it an increasingly appealing tourist destination. Food bazaars, shopping for Eid attire, mosques filled to the brim for congregational Tarawih prayers – these are the ...

UNLOCKING EUROPE’S MUSLIM TRAVEL MARKET

April 2, 2024    09:36:35
Halal Travel Guide, a UK-based travel company, passionately endeavors to curate exceptional tours tailored for Muslim travelers, serving as a bridge to unforgettable experiences that benefit both adventurers and the local communities they visit. The potential is significant as the Muslim travel market in Europe emerges as a robust ...

FIVE CRITICAL INSIGHTS TO BRITISH MUSLIM TRAVEL AND TOURISM

April 2, 2024    09:31:16
When discussing the Muslim travel market, little emphasis is placed on European Muslims. However, those in the tourism industry seeking to expand through Muslim-friendly tourism offerings must start considering non-conventional markets like Europe's Muslim tourist market. Mud Orange conducted a study revealing the flourishing interest in travel and tourism among ...

ITC AND JKKN COLLABORATE TO SHOWCASE MALAYSIA’S VIBRANT RAMADAN AT IFTAR@KL

March 22, 2024    14:15:05
PUTRAJAYA, MALAYSIA, 19 MARCH 2024: Islamic Tourism Centre (ITC), under the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Malaysia (MOTAC), has joined forces with Jabatan Kebudayaan dan Kesenian Negara (JKKN) for this year’s Iftar@KL 2024 event. This exciting collaboration aims to immerse locals, tourists and the public in Malaysia's vibrant ...

ITC ENTICES EUROPEAN MARKET WITH MUSLIM-FRIENDLY MALAYSIA OFFERINGS

February 18, 2024    08:42:32
PUTRAJAYA, MALAYSIA, 17 FEBRUARY 2024: Islamic Tourism Centre (ITC) continues to explore opportunities for Malaysian tourism industry players in the growing Muslim tourist market, through a special Muslim-Friendly Tourism and Hospitality (MFTH) Sales Mission to Paris, France and London, United Kingdom from 18 to 25 February 2024. The mission, which ...

MALAYSIA UNVEILS AMBITIOUS PLANS FOR MUSLIM-FRIENDLY TOURISM IN 2024

January 15, 2024    09:26:09
KUALA LUMPUR, 10 JANUARY 2024: YB Dato Sri Tiong King Sing, Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Malaysia (MOTAC) hosted 35 Imams from China at a Welcome Dinner held in conjunction with the Imam Familiarisation Trip (Fam Trip): Discover Muslim-Friendly Malaysia that kicked off this morning in Putrajaya.

BUILDING BRIDGES: IMAMS FROM CHINA EXPLORE MALAYSIA’S MUSLIM-FRIENDLY TOURISM OFFERINGS

January 10, 2024    17:06:36
PUTRAJAYA, 5 JANUARY 2024: In the wake of China's international borders reopening, Malaysia is strategically targeting the burgeoning Chinese Muslim tourist market through a unique Familiarisation Trip (Fam Trip) organised by the Islamic Tourism Centre (ITC) in collaboration with the Malaysian Inbound Chinese Association (MICA).

ITC AND MAJLIS BANDARAYA IPOH GEAR UP FOR VISIT PERAK YEAR 2024

December 19, 2023    10:56:39
IPOH, PERAK, 07 DISEMBER 2023: Islamic Tourism Centre (ITC) officially partnered with Majlis Bandaraya Ipoh (MBI) in a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to support the Ipoh’s tourism industry for the Visit Perak Year 2024 and Visit Indonesia-Malaysia-Thailand Growth Triangle Year (Visit IMT-GT Year) 2023-2025 programmes. The collaboration will see both ...

ITC ADDS NEW RECRUITS TO MUSLIM-FRIENDLY TOURIST GUIDE (MFTG)

November 16, 2023    16:59:09
KUALA LUMPUR, 10 NOVEMBER 2023: Islamic Tourism Centre (ITC) stepped up efforts to strengthen the competency of tourist guides by grooming them through the Muslim-Friendly Tourist Guide (MFTG) Training Course held at the Premiera Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.

ITC DRIVES GLOBAL OPPORTUNITIES IN ISLAMIC TOURISM INDUSTRY IN THE UK

November 10, 2023    14:37:20
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, 28 OCTOBER 2023: Islamic Tourism Centre (ITC) enhanced its strategic relations with global Islamic Tourism and Halal industry practitioners at the inaugural World Halal Business Conference Circuit (WHBC) 2023 on 27-28 October 2023, at the Royal Lancaster, London, United Kingdom. The 2-day conference was organised by ...

MICA SIGNS UP FOR ITC’S COMPETENCY TRAINING TO TAP INTO CHINA’S MUSLIM TOURIST MARKET

November 2, 2023    13:38:21
KUALA LUMPUR, 1 NOVEMBER 2023: The Islamic Tourism Centre (ITC) organised the “Muslim-Friendly Tourism and Hospitality (MFTH) Competency Training” for Malaysian Inbound China Association (MICA) members at Royale Chulan Kuala Lumpur from 1 to 3 November 2023. This was a follow-through on the highly productive sales mission in China last ...

MICA MENGAMBIL BAHAGIAN DI DALAM KURSUS LATIHAN PELANCONGAN DAN HOSPITALITI MESRA-MUSLIM (MUSLIM-FRIENDLY TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY – MFTH)

November 2, 2023    13:34:24
KUALA LUMPUR, 1 NOVEMBER 2023: Islamic Tourism Centre (ITC) telah menganjurkan “Kursus Latihan Pelancongan dan Hospitaliti Mesra-Muslim (Muslim-Friendly Tourism and Hospitality - MFTH)” untuk ahli Malaysian Inbound China Association (MICA) di Royale Chulan Kuala Lumpur dari 1 hingga 3 November 2023. Inisiatif ini merupakan susulan daripada misi jualan yang diadakan ...

ITC GEARS UP INDUSTRY PLAYERS FOR VISIT MALAYSIA 2026 WITH MUSLIM-FRIENDLY TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY AWARENESS WORKSHOP

October 25, 2023    09:54:30
KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA, 24 OCTOBER 2023: The Islamic Tourism Centre (ITC) kickstarted the development of seamless Muslim-Friendly Tourism and Hospitality (MFTH) travel packages, by hosting a comprehensive ‘Muslim-Friendly Tourism and Hospitality (MFTH) Awareness Workshop’ at the Seri Pacific Hotel Kuala Lumpur today. This event was strategically designed to share ...

MALAYSIA AS A MODEL OF MUSLIM-FRIENDLY MEDICAL AND WELLNESS TOURISM

October 23, 2023    11:28:57
KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA, 18 OCTOBER 2023: Malaysia’s position as a medical and wellness tourism destination has become a model among developing nations seeking to develop the sector. Islamic Tourism Centre (ITC), an agency under the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture Malaysia (MOTAC), has just concluded the training course on ...

ISLAMIC TOURISM CENTRE HOSTS APPRECIATION HIGH TEA CELEBRATING THE SUCCESS OF ISLAMIC TOURISM MONTH 2023 (ITM 2023)

October 17, 2023    17:13:39
KUALA LUMPUR, 16 OCTOBER 2023: Today marks a momentous occasion as the Islamic Tourism Centre (ITC) hosts an exclusive Appreciation High-Tea, extending heartfelt gratitude to the strategic partners, sponsors and media members, who have been the true champions behind the success of Islamic Tourism Month 2023 (ITM 2023) throughout ...

ISLAMIC TOURISM CENTRE ANJUR MAJLIS APRESIASI MENYANTUNI MEDIA, RAKAN STRATEGIK DAN PENAJA BULAN PELANCONGAN ISLAM 2023 (BPI 2023)

October 17, 2023    17:04:12
KUALA LUMPUR, 16 OKTOBER 2023: Islamic Tourism Centre (ITC) menganjurkan Majlis Penghargaan Minum Petang eksklusif bagi menyantuni rakan-rakan media serta rakan-rakan strategik dan barisan penaja yang turut menjayakan Bulan Pelancongan Islam 2023 (BPI 2023) sepanjang bulan Ogos dan September. Acara istimewa ini diadakan bagi menghargai dedikasi dan komitmen yang diberikan ...

PENYERTAAN PUSAT PELANCONGAN ISLAM (ITC) DI MIHAS 2023 TAWAR PELANCONGAN MESRA MUSLIM

September 11, 2023    17:12:01
KUALA LUMPUR, 11 SEPTEMBER 2023: Komited untuk terus mempamerkan tawaran-tawaran menarik yang disediakan oleh industri pelancongan mesra Muslim di Malaysia, Pusat Pelancongan Islam (ITC) - sebuah agensi di bawah bidang kuasa Kementerian Pelancongan, Kesenian dan Kebudayaan (MOTAC) akan menyertai Pameran Halal Antarabangsa Malaysia (MIHAS 2023) dari 12 hingga 15 ...

ISLAMIC TOURISM MONTH 2023: CELEBRATING MALAYSIA’S MUSLIM-FRIENDLY TOURISM EXPERIENCES

August 22, 2023    13:49:30
IPOH, PERAK, 18 AUGUST 2023: Islamic Tourism Centre (ITC), an agency under the purview of the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture (MOTAC), today launched the Islamic Tourism Month 2023 (ITM 2023), a month-long celebration dedicated to showcasing the nation’s remarkable Muslim-friendly tourism offerings by the travel industry.

NIZRAN NOORDIN IS NEW DG OF ISLAMIC TOURISM CENTRE

July 17, 2023    10:46:51
PUTRAJAYA, MALAYSIA, 17 JULY 2023: Islamic Tourism Centre (ITC) is delighted to announce the appointment of Nizran bin Noordin as its new Director General effective 10 July 2023. With over 23 years of experience in driving transformational growth, Nizran's extensive background includes working for a Malaysian diversified conglomerate, a ...

STRENGTHENING PERAK’S ISLAMIC TOURISM TO ATTRACT THE MUSLIM TOURIST MARKET

June 9, 2023    12:45:16
Promoting Muslim-Friendly Tourism and Hospitality in Perak to prepare industry players for the upswing of Muslim Tourists TAMBUN, PERAK, MALAYSIA, 06 JUNE 2023: The first leg of the Islamic Tourism Centre (ITC) roadshow is in the books. The Islamic Tourism Entrepreneurship and Leadership Seminar (ITELS) and the Muslim-Friendly Tourism and ...

ITC EMBARKS ON NATIONWIDE ISLAMIC TOURISM ROADSHOW

May 26, 2023    11:27:42
TOURISM BUSINESSES ENCOURAGED TO SHARPEN FOCUS ON THE DYNAMIC USD225 BILLION MUSLIM TOURIST MARKET PUTRAJAYA, MALAYSIA, 24 MAY 2023:  Carrying the responsibility for developing Malaysia’s Islamic Tourism industry, Islamic Tourism Centre (ITC) is kicking off a nationwide roadshow to engage with more tourism industry players in sharpening Malaysia’s appeal as ...

ISLAMIC TOURISM CENTRE SHOWCASES MALAYSIA’S MUSLIM-FRIENDLY TOURISM OFFERINGS AT ATM

May 5, 2023    13:52:11
ITC LOOKS TO STRENGTHEN THE MFTH BRAND ON A GLOBAL SCALE PUTRAJAYA, MALAYSIA, 28 APRIL 2023: Leveraging the huge and growing interest among the tourism industry trade players in the Muslim tourist market, Islamic Tourism Centre (ITC) is taking part in the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) to share Malaysia’s unique ...

ITC LAUNCHES STRATEGY TO STRENGTHEN GOOD GOVERNANCE AND UPHOLD INTEGRITY

April 11, 2023    09:45:12
PUTRAJAYA, MALAYSIA, 07 APRIL 2023: Islamic Tourism Centre (ITC) today unveiled the ITC Organisational Anti-Corruption Plan 2023-2027 (ITC OACP) which has been developed in collaboration with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) and Malaysian Institute of Integrity (IIM). The initiative reflects ITC’s support for the Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture ...

CREATING NEW PARTNERSHIPS AT HALAL EXPO LONDON 2022

January 5, 2023    15:44:49
 ITC Director-General, Dato’ Dr. Mohmed Razip Haji Hasan (far right) speaking at the Halal Economy Conference 2022 moderated by Ms. Saeeda Ahmed, London Halal Expo’s Director of Strategic Partnership (far left) LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, 3 DECEMBER 2022: Islamic Tourism Centre (ITC) extended its strategic relations with global Islamic Tourism and ...

SARAWAK STEPS UP EFFORTS TO ATTRACT MUSLIM TOURIST MARKET

December 19, 2022    14:36:08
  Top: MOTAC Secretary-General, YBhg. Datuk Hajah Saraya Haji Arbi, Deputy Secretary-General (Management) YBrs. Encik Norazman Othman and ITC Director-General, YBhg. Dato’ Dr. Mohmed Razip Haji Hasan with the first batch of Muslim-Friendly Touris Guides (MFTG) (top) and Mosque Visit Guides (MosVi) (bottom). SANTUBONG, SARAWAK, MALAYSIA, 15 NOVEMBER 2022: Sarawak tourism ...

ISLAMIC TOURISM CENTRE AND CENTEXS COMMERCIAL PARTNERSHIP TO EXPAND SARAWAK’S HERITAGE TOURISM

December 15, 2022    14:49:17
ITC’s Director-General, YBhg. Dato’ Dr. Mohmed Razip Haji Hasan (front row, left) with Encik Mohamad Sharen Mohamad Yusri, General Manager, Centex Commercial during the MOU Signing. KUCHING, SARAWAK, 7 DECEMBER 2022: Islamic Tourism Centre (ITC), an agency under the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture (MOTAC) and Centexs Commercial, a ...

ISLAMIC TOURISM CENTRE EXPLORES NEW MARKET OPPORTUNITIES AT HALAL EXPO LONDON

December 2, 2022    08:48:34
PUTRAJAYA, MALAYSIA, 30 NOVEMBER 2022: Islamic Tourism Centre (ITC) has been invited to speak at the inaugural Halal Expo London to share Malaysia's experience and journey as an Islamic Tourism destination and its Muslim-Friendly tourism branding.  Scheduled for 2-3 December at the world-famous ExCel London, the event is anticipated ...

INTENSIFYING ISLAMIC TOURISM COLLABORATIONS WITH UZBEKISTAN

November 11, 2022    18:31:07
PUTRAJAYA, MALAYSIA, 11 NOVEMBER 2022: Islamic Tourism Centre (ITC) strengthened its ties with Uzbekistan at a recent visit to the destination on the occasion of the Ziyarah Tourism Week organised from 1-7 November 2022 in several regions of the country. Various exhibitions, seminars, conferences and cultural and educational events ...

SARAWAK PERKUKUH EKOSISTEM PELANCONGAN ISLAM BERSAMA ISLAMIC TOURISM CENTRE

November 3, 2022    14:10:56
KUCHING, SARAWAK, 15 SEPTEMBER 2022: Menteri Pelancongan, Seni dan Budaya, YB Dato Sri Hajah Nancy hari ini menyampaikan Ucaptama di Seminar Keusahawanan dan Kepimpinan Pelancongan Islam (Islamic Tourism Entrepreneurship and Leadership Seminar - ITELS) yang diadakan di The Waterfront Hotel, Kuching pada 14 dan 15 September 2022. Seminar ini dibawakan ...

SARAWAK FURTHER STRENGTHENS ITS ISLAMIC TOURISM ECOSYSTEM WITH ISLAMIC TOURISM CENTRE

November 3, 2022    14:09:40
SARAWAK, MALAYSIA, 15 SEPTEMBER 2022: Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, YB Dato Sri Hajah Nancy Haji Shukri today delivered the Keynote Speech at the Seminar Keusahawanan dan Kepimpinan Pelancongan Islam (Islamic Tourism Entrepreneurship and Leadership Seminar – ITELS) held at The Waterfront Hotel, Kuching on 14-15 September 2022. The ...

APAC NTOs BEST GLOBALLY FOR MUSLIM FRIENDLY ONLINE RESOURCES – AGAIN

November 2, 2022    09:26:22
Korea, Taiwan, come top in report on online Muslim friendly travel content The 3rd edition report of “How Online Ready Are NTOs for Muslim Travellers 2022” by Pear Anderson drives home the importance of online travel resources to strengthen a destination’s goal and positioning within the Muslim tourist market, which ...

ITC AND MATTA’S COLLABORATION TO ENCOURAGE MORE ISLAMIC TOURISM DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES IN MALAYSIA

November 2, 2022    09:23:27
To maintain Malaysia's position as an Islamic Tourism destination, the strategic alliance between MATTA and ITC will concentrate on the development of Muslim-Friendly Tourism and Hospitality (MFTH) products in Malaysia as well as the calibre of the Islamic Tourism workforce KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA, 17 SEPTEMBER 2022: Islamic Tourism Centre (ITC) ...

ITC AND TUI PARTNERSHIP PROMOTES MALAYSIA AS MUSLIM-FRIENDLY DESTINATION

November 2, 2022    09:21:40
Through this partnership with TUI, ITC hope to continue assisting the current Muslim-Friendly Accomodation Recognition (MFAR) beneficiaries in their efforts to expand penetrate this market further  KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA, 17 SEPTEMBER 2022: Islamic Tourism Centre (ITC) and TUI International Holiday (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today ...

TOURISM EXHIBITION ENHANCES 3RD WORLD ISLAMIC TOURISM CONFERENCE

November 2, 2022    09:19:12
For the first time, the 3rd WITC will feature an Exhibition component for businesses across the Islamic Tourism industry to engage in B2B sessions with their respective counterparts – both domestic and international KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA, 17 OCTOBER 2022: Islamic Tourism Centre (ITC), an agency under the Ministry of Tourism, ...

ISLAMIC TOURISM AND CROSS-SECTORAL COLLABORATIONS ARE THE WAY TO GO FOR GLOBAL ECONOMIC RECOVERY

November 2, 2022    09:16:10
With the theme “Islamic Tourism: Inspiring Balance, Transformations and Solutions”, the conference brings together thought leaders, policy makers, industry captains and travel experts for a discourse on new insights and trends of the Muslim tourist market KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA, 17 OCTOBER 2022: Islamic Tourism has been identified as one of ...

ITC AND SESRIC JOIN FORCES TO PROMOTE STRONGER ISLAMIC TOURISM ECOSYSTEM

July 27, 2022    10:11:28
PUTRAJAYA, MALAYSIA, 22 JULY 2022: An online course on “Strengthening Institutional Capacities in the Field of Halal Tourism Industry to Improve the Competitiveness of Tourism Destinations” was jointly organised by Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC), Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and Islamic ...

ITC ADDRESSES ISLAMIC TOURISM AS A STRATEGY FOR SUSTAINABLE TOURISM

July 22, 2022    16:08:18
PUTRAJAYA, MALAYSIA, 22 JULY 2022: Can Islamic Tourism be a viable strategy to ensure prosperity for communities, stakeholders and destinations who invest in the Muslim tourist market? This is the key question which Islamic Tourism Centre (ITC) is addressing in a short course it’s offering under the Ministry of Foreign ...

ITC HOSTED ITELS IN PENANG TO INTRODUCE ISLAMIC TOURISM AS AN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENTAL TOOL

July 18, 2022    13:05:06
PUTRAJAYA, MALAYSIA, 14 JULY 2022: Islamic Tourism Centre’s (ITC) Seminar Keusahawanan dan Kepimpinan Pelancongan Islam (Islamic Tourism Entrepreneurship and Leadership Seminar – ITELS) was held at Jen Hotel, Penang on 22-23 June, 2022 to showcase the vast dimension of Islamic tourism and how businesses can leverage on and fit ...

ITC AND USIM SIGN MOU TO STRENGTHEN VALUE OF ISLAMIC TOURISM

July 18, 2022    13:00:20
PUTRAJAYA, MALAYSIA, 24 JUNE 2022: Islamic Tourism Centre (ITC) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM) on cooperation commitment to share the goal of developing talents, expanding knowledge and information of tourism within Malaysia’s Islamic Tourism landscape and relevant fields. The signing took ...

MORE INVESTMENT AND FOCUS ON ISLAMIC TOURISM WAY FORWARD FOR ECONOMIC RECOVERY

June 28, 2022    10:44:48
PUTRAJAYA, MALAYSIA, 24 JUNE 2022: The inaugural Islamic Tourism Week was officially launched this morning by the Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Malaysia (MOTAC), YB Dato Sri Hajah Nancy Haji Shukri at Zenith Hotel, Putrajaya. Islamic Tourism Week is being presented by Islamic Tourism Centre (ITC) to showcase Malaysia’s ...

YOUTHS AND START-UPS ENCOURAGED TO VENTURE INTO ISLAMIC TOURISM BUSINESS

June 13, 2022    13:13:43
Islamic Tourism Centre (ITC) organises the Islamic Tourism Entrepreneurship and Leadership Seminar (ITELS) to be held in Penang on 22-23 June 2022 in conjunction with Islamic Tourism Week (ITW) PUTRAJAYA, MALAYSIA, 13 JUNE 2022: Islamic Tourism Centre (ITC) is staging the first series of Seminar Keusahawanan dan Kepimpinan Pelancongan Islam ...

MALAYSIA CAN TAP INTO ISLAMIC TOURISM TO INCREASE APPEAL TO TURKISH TOURISTS

June 1, 2022    21:47:20
PUTRAJAYA, MALAYSIA, 31 MAY 2022: Islamic Tourism Centre (ITC) partnered with Tourism Malaysia recently to advance tourism collaborations with Turkish tourism industry players and position Malaysia as an appealing Muslim-Friendly destination for Turkish tourists. The partnership saw a “Muslim-Friendly Malaysia” in-house seminar being organised in Istanbul, Turkey, on 16 May ...

RIGHT TIME FOR MALAYSIA-BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA WIN-WIN TOURISM COLLABORATIONS, SAYS ITC

June 1, 2022    21:45:17
PUTRAJAYA, MALAYSIA, 31 MAY 2022: With a combination of charming European landscape, halal food, significant history, mosque architecture, and natural attractions, Bosnia and Herzegovina could appeal strongly to Muslim travellers, observed Islamic Tourism Centre (ITC) following its participation in the Sarajevo Business Forum (SBF) from 11 to 12 May ...

MALAYSIA REMAINS TOP DESTINATION FOR MUSLIM TRAVELLERS IN GMTI 2022 REPORT

June 1, 2022    21:37:58
Photo: Pulau Sibu, Johor by Louis Gan on Unsplash PUTRAJAYA, MALAYSIA, 1 JUNE 2022: Malaysia has maintained its position as the preferred destination for Muslim travellers in the just released “MasterCard-CrescentRating Global Muslim Travel Index (GMTI) 2022” revealed during the Halal in Travel Global Summit (HITGS) 2022. The country was ...

ITC PROMOTES FAITH AND HUMILITY THROUGH WORLD #QURANHOUR

April 14, 2022    15:25:23
PUTRAJAYA, MALAYSIA, 14 APRIL 2022: As the blessed month of Ramadan 1443H approaches its final days, the World #QuranHour is set to return on 26 April 2022/ 24 Ramadan 1443H, with the theme “Dunia Bersujud” (The World Prostrates) to form “Dunia Berbudi dan Penyayang” (A World of Compassion)”. For the ...

SABAH SHOWS POTENTIAL IN MUSLIM-FRIENDLY TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY SECTOR

April 12, 2022    09:29:29
The announcement of the Malaysian border reopening on 1 April signalled a new chapter for tourism industry players. As part of tourism industry preparations to restart tourism, Islamic Tourism Centre (ITC) took the opportunity to explore the potential of Sabah as a destination for the Muslim tourist market. 

MUSLIM-FRIENDLY TOUR GUIDES UPSKILLED WITH LIFE-SAVING TRAINING

April 6, 2022    10:00:50
PENANG, MALAYSIA, 6 APRIL 2022: Islamic Tourism Centre (ITC) organised a CPR training course for Penang’s tourist guides recently in support of preparing tourism industry players for the safe reopening of Malaysia’s travel borders on 1 April 2022. The course shared knowledge of dealing with emergency circumstances, a crucial skill ...

ITC OFFERS HEALTH AND WELLNESS INSPIRATION TO KICKSTART 2022

March 1, 2022    14:53:58
PUTRAJAYA, MALAYSIA, 28 FEBRUARY 2022: To activate the new year, Islamic Tourism Centre (ITC) went into high gear with an inspiring and motivational talk on leading a healthy and fulfilling lifestyle from an Islamic perspective.

GELEMBUNG PELANCONGAN ANTARABANGSA LANGKAWI DILANJUTKAN SEHINGGA SEMPADAN NEGARA DIBUKA

February 22, 2022    15:05:31
PUTRAJAYA, MALAYSIA, 17 FEBRUARI 2022: Gelembung Pelancongan Antarabangsa Langkawi atau nama ringkasnya LITB telah dilaksanakan bermula 15 November 2021 sebagai projek rintis untuk tempoh 3 bulan. Projek rintis ini telah menguji kesediaan dan kesiapsiagaan ekosistem pelancongan negara, khususnya penggiat-penggiat industri pelancongan serta pekerja-pekerja di barisan hadapan untuk menerima kedatangan ...

LANGKAWI INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL BUBBLE WILL BE EXTENDED UNTIL THE NATIONAL BORDERS REOPEN

February 22, 2022    15:03:01
PUTRAJAYA, MALAYSIA, 17 FEBRUARY 2022: The Langkawi International Travel Bubble (LITB) was implemented as a three (3) months pilot project commencing from 15 November 2021. This pilot project assessed the readiness and preparedness of the countries’ tourism ecosystem, especially the tourism industry and the frontline workers in receiving international ...

ITC STRENGTHENS ROLE OF MALAYSIAN CO-OPS IN TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY

February 10, 2022    21:31:59
PUTRAJAYA, MALAYSIA, 31 JANUARY 2022: Islamic Tourism Centre (ITC) has joined hands with Malaysia National Co-operative Movement (Angkatan Koperasi Kebangsaan Malaysia Berhad - ANGKASA) to raise the competitiveness level of ANGKASA members involved in the tourism and hospitality sector. Through a 3-day online programme conducted from 28-30 ...

WHY THERE’S OPTIMISM IN THE HALAL INDUSTRY DESPITE COVID SLUMP

December 11, 2021    12:26:16
DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, 11 DECEMBER 2021: Experts deliver upbeat forecasts for growth across the Gulf, ASEAN regions at summit in Dubai. The forum, organised by Dubai Chamber in partnership with Expo 2020 Dubai, explores trade and investment opportunities between the GCC and ASEAN regions. The halal industry is a ...

ITC COLLABORATES WITH INCEIF TO RESEARCH THE POTENTIAL USE OF CRYPTOCURRENCIES IN MALAYSIA’S MUSLIM-FRIENDLY TOURISM INDUSTRY

November 29, 2021    11:30:25
PUTRAJAYA, MALAYSIA, 22 NOVEMBER 2021: Realising the huge potential of Islamic tourism under the concept of MFTH, Islamic Tourism Centre (ITC) and the International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance (INCEIF) signed an agreement on 22 Nov to conduct a study on the potential use of cryptocurrencies in Malaysia’s ...

MOSQUES – A PROMISING ISLAMIC TOURISM PRODUCT FOR SARAWAK’S SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

November 29, 2021    11:25:31
KUCHING, SARAWAK, MALAYSIA, 27 NOVEMBER 2021: Leveraging on the uniqueness of Sarawak mosques and the state’s rich cultural and natural assets, Mosque Tourism has been identified as an important tourist attraction for the Land of the Hornbills, contributing to the growth of Malaysia's Islamic Tourism industry and the socio-economy. YB ...

MASJID – PRODUK PELANCONGAN ISLAM YANG BERPOTENSI BAGI PEMBANGUNAN SOSIO-EKONOMI SARAWAK

November 29, 2021    11:23:47
KUCHING, SARAWAK, MALAYSIA, 27 NOVEMBER 2021: Keunikan masjid-masjid Sarawak serta kekayaan budaya dan alam semula jadinya boleh dimanfaatkan untuk pembangunan Pelancongan Masjid yang telah dikenal pasti sebagai tarikan pelancongan yang penting di sini, justeru menyumbang kepada pertumbuhan industri Pelancongan Islam dan sosio-ekonomi negara. YB Dato Sri Nancy Shukri, Menteri Pelancongan, ...

ISLAMIC TOURISM PAVES THE WAY FORWARD FOR ECONOMIC AND TOURISM RECOVERY

November 15, 2021    16:50:04
PUTRAJAYA, MALAYSIA, 15 NOVEMBER 2021: With 1.8 billion Muslims worldwide, the Muslim consumer market is expected to be among a key strategy to uplift the tourism industry and economies affected by the pandemic, with Islamic Tourism potentially leading the way towards this outcome. Addressing participants of the 2nd World Islamic ...

WELLNESS TOURISM POISED TO GROW FURTHER WITH MUSLIM-FRIENDLY PRODUCT OFFERINGS AND BRANDING

November 15, 2021    15:14:57
PUTRAJAYA, MALAYSIA, 29 OCTOBER 2021: The wellness sector is poised to see great consumer demand thanks to a consumer-driven focus on health and hygiene, and Muslim-Friendly branding stands as one of the key business strategies to lead this expansion. Islamic Tourism Centre Director-General, Dato’ Dr. Mohmed Razip Hasan said: “The ...

WORLD ISLAMIC TOURISM CONFERENCE RETURNS TO ADDRESS POST-PANDEMIC OPPORTUNITIES IN ISLAMIC TOURISM FOR INTERNATIONAL DESTINATION RECOVERY

November 4, 2021    11:22:52
Islamic Tourism Centre (ITC) is hosting the 2nd World Islamic Tourism Conference with the theme “Islamic Tourism New Norms and Revitalisation” in a hybrid format from 15 to 17 November 2021 PUTRAJAYA, MALAYSIA, 2 NOVEMBER 2021: As economies and destinations gradually recover from an almost 2-year hiatus due to the ...

ITC SHARES MALAYSIA’S DEVELOPMENT OF CULTURAL HERITAGE TOURISM AND ITS LINK TO ISLAMIC TOURISM

November 2, 2021    00:09:50
Malaysia, as a diverse and multicultural country with a long and interesting history as a major global trade nation, has a plethora of cultural and heritage assets.  Picture: A Famosa in Malacca PUTRAJAYA, MALAYSIA, 20 OCTOBER 2021: Islamic Tourism Centre (ITC) has concluded the 16th Malaysian Technical Cooperation Programme (MTCP) entitled ...

ITC IN THE SPOTLIGHT: THE MUSLIM-FRIENDLY TOUR GUIDE (MFTG) PROGRAMME

September 22, 2021    11:58:28
Read the exclusive interview between Gaya Travel Magazine and the Director-General of Islamic Tourism Centre (ITC) to learn more about ITC's Muslim-friendly Tour Guide (MFTG) programme. Also in this issue are the experiences and takeaways of the programme as shared by MFTGs themselves along with a listicle of destinations in ...

GREAT POTENTIAL FOR GROWTH OF ISLAMIC TOURISM IN THE IMT-GT SUBREGION

September 13, 2021    20:30:37
The “IMT-GT Webinar: Understanding Muslim-friendly Tourism” event organised by Islamic Tourism Centre (ITC) on 19 August 2021 drove home the potential economic value of the Muslim tourist market and presented the government, business, and industry perspectives to drive Islamic Tourism in the Indonesia-Malaysia-Thailand Growth Triangle.

ITC TO SHOWCASE ISLAMIC TOURISM AND MUSLIM-FRIENDLY TRAVEL IN UPCOMING MIHAS 2021

September 6, 2021    09:01:59
Islamic Tourism Centre (ITC) looks forward to sharing greater insights on Muslim-friendly tourism and hospitality (MFTH) in a forum at the upcoming 17th Malaysia International Halal Showcase (MIHAS) PUTRAJAYA, MALAYSIA, 3 SEPTEMBER 2021: Islamic Tourism Centre (ITC), an agency under the Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture Malaysia (MOTAC), will ...

ITC AND JAKIM COLLABORATE TOWARDS DEVELOPMENT OF HUMAN CAPITAL IN ISLAMIC TOURISM

August 24, 2021    09:44:06
24 August 2021 marked a momentous occasion for ITC where it signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (JAKIM). The MoU focuses on human capital development in the Islamic Tourism industry and the enhancement of Islamic Tourism-related programmes and curriculum in tertiary education. ...

PREPARATION FOR REOPENING OF TRAVEL KEY TO ATTRACTING MUSLIM TOURISM MARKET TO MALAYSIA

August 23, 2021    20:06:52
The Muslim-friendly Malaysia webinar series organised by Islamic Tourism Centre (ITC) and CrescentRaing continued on Thursday, 5 August, this time aimed at giving insights to Malaysia’s tourism industry players and stakeholders about the meaning, potential and opportunities of Islamic Tourism in preparation for tourism recovery post-COVID-19.

FROM THE DIRECTOR-GENERAL’S DESK

August 16, 2021    12:38:40
Bismillahirrahmanirrahim. In the name of Allah The Most Compassionate, Most Merciful. Assalamualaikum WHB (May Peace Be Upon You) from Islamic Tourism Centre (ITC) in Malaysia.  Before I begin, I would like to take this opportunity to express my sincere gratitude for being able to pen down a few words for this ...

MALAYSIA TO HELP ENHANCE IMT-GT COOPERATION BY LEVERAGING ON ISLAMIC TOURISM POTENTIAL

August 10, 2021    23:00:48
This month will mark a notable occasion for the Indonesia-Malaysia-Thailand Growth Triangle (IMT-GT) institution as the IMT-GT Webinar: Understanding Muslim-friendly Tourism is set to take place, organised by Islamic Tourism Centre (ITC) with the support of the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Malaysia.

ITC IN THE SPOTLIGHT: “PERANAN DAN HALA TUJU PENGGIAT INDUSTRI TERHADAP PEMBANGUNAN PELANCONGAN MESRA MUSLIM” AT THE HALAL IN TRAVEL GLOBAL SUMMIT (HITGS) 2021

August 10, 2021    22:08:46
Watch the Malaysian language segment entitled "Peranan dan Hala Tuju Penggiat Industri Terhadap Pembangunan Pelancongan Mesra Muslim" (“The Role and Direction of Industry Players Towards the Development of Muslim-friendly Tourism”) at the Halal In Travel Global Summit (HITGS) 2021.