PUTRAJAYA, MALAYSIA, 13 JUN 2021: On the heels of Malaysia being named Top Muslim-Friendly Destination of the Year by MasterCard-CrescentRating 2022 and to commemorate the reopening of borders and global Muslim tourist arrivals to Malaysia, Islamic Tourism Centre (ITC), an agency under the Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture Malaysia (MOTAC), is organising the inaugural Islamic Tourism Week (ITW) from 20 June to 3 July 2022.

ITW is a week-long festival of events for the public, tourists and entrepreneurs alike that presents itself as a gallery of the rich and unique Islamic tourism experiences Malaysia has to offer. Inviting the entire community to come together, ITW will spotlight educational seminars, special deals for hotel stays, attractive offers to the vibrant wellbeing and spa scenes, incredible discounts at Malaysia’s dynamic retail outlets, and more.

The festival is also a showcase of ITC’s partners, the Muslim-Friendly Accommodation Recognition (MFAR) hotels. MFAR is an extension of MOTAC’s star rating system and is the first Islamic tourism-related recognition in the world that is issued by a government agency. There are a total of 53 MFAR hotels nationwide to date.

The opening ceremony of the ITW will be held on 24 June at Grand Ballroom,  Zenith Hotel Putrajaya. It will be launched by YB Dato Sri Hajah Nancy Shukri, Minister of Tourism, Arts & Culture Malaysia.

More information is available at

The following are the key events that will take place during the entire ITW week:

NoName of eventDateVenueOrganiser 
1Official Launch of Islamic Tourism Week 202224 JuneGrand Ballroom, Zenith Hotel PutrajayaIslamic Tourism Centre (ITC)By invitation only
2Islamic Tourism Entrepreneurship and Leadership Seminar – ITELS Penang22-23 June

JEN Hotel / 

JEN Penang Georgetown by Shangri La

Islamic Tourism Centre (ITC)Open to public
3Muslim-Friendly Tourist Guide Refresher Course – MFTG23 JuneKuala LumpurIslamic Tourism Centre (ITC)By invitation only
4Islamic Tourism Entrepreneurship and Leadership Seminar – ITELS Terengganu03-04 JulyPaya Bunga Hotel, Kuala TerengganuIslamic Tourism Centre (ITC)Open to public
5Daurah Kesempurnaan Solat: “Mencontohi Solat Rasulullah SAW Teori & Amali”22 JuneNasyrul Quran, PutrajayaYayasan RestuOpen to public
6Majlis Zikir & Selawat Nasyrul Quran23 JuneNasyrul Quran, PutrajayaYayasan RestuOpen to public
7Majlis Khatam Al-Quran Bulanan24 JuneNasyrul Quran, PutrajayaYayasan RestuOpen to public
8Special Midnight Sales in conjunction with ITW 202220 June-3 JulyMitsui Outlet ParkMitsui Outlet ParkOpen to public
9Spa and Wellness Week at Nur Taj Spa & Beauty20 June-3 JulyNurTaj Spa & Beauty, Kuala LumpurNurTaj Spa & Beauty, Kuala LumpurOpen to public
10Spa and Wellness Week at Attiya Spa20 June-3 JulyAttiya Spa and Massage Kuching and Kota KinabaluAttiya Spa and MassageOpen to public
11Spa and Wellness Week at Teratak Spa20 June-3 JulyTeratak Spa Kuala LumpurTeratak SpaOpen to public
12Spa and Wellness Week at Telaga Bunga Spa20 June-3 July
  • Telaga Bunga Spa, Royale Chulan Kuala Lumpur
  • D&D Beauty House, Level 5, Sunway Putra Mall, Kuala Lumpur
D&D Beauty House Kuala LumpurOpen to public
13Spa and Wellness Week at NK Spa 20 June-3 JulyNK Spa TapahNK Spa Open to public
14Spa and Wellness Week at Aora Spa & Wellness20 June-3 July
  • Aora Spa Port Dickson
  • Aora Spa Manjung
  • Aora Spa Jitra
  • Aora Spa Sungai Petani
Aora spaOpen to public
15Spa and Wellness Week at Bondahaven – Breastfeeding Specialist & Spa20 June-3 JulyBondahaven – Breastfeeding Specialist & SpaBondahaven Open to public
16Special Deals at Movenpick Hotel & Convention Centre KLIA20 June-3 JulyMovenpick Hotel & Convention Centre KLIAMovenpick Hotel & Convention Centre KLIAOpen to public
17Special Deals at Mudzaffar Hotel Melaka20 June-3 July Mudzaffar Hotel MelakaMudzaffar Hotel MelakaOpen to public
18Special Deals at Dorsett Grand Subang20 June-3 JulyDorsett Grand SubangDorsett Grand SubangOpen to public
19Special Deals at Mardhiyyah Hotel & Suites20 June-3 JulyMardhiyyah Hotel & Suites Shah AlamMardhiyyah Hotel & SuitesOpen to public
20Special Deals at Bangi Resort Hotel20 June-3 JulyBangi Resort Hotel, Bandar Baru BangiBangi Resort HotelOpen to public
21Special Deals at   Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa20 June-3 JulySunway Resort Hotel & Spa, Petaling JayaSunway Resort Hotel & SpaOpen to public
22Special Deals at The Light Hotel Penang20 June-3 JulyThe Light Hotel PenangThe Light Hotel PenangOpen to public

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Islamic Tourism Centre (ITC) is an entity under the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Malaysia tasked to develop the Islamic tourism segment for Malaysia. It advocates for Muslim-friendly tourism (MFT) by offering research and market intelligence, training, industry development consultation, Muslim-friendly tourism and hospitality (MFTH) service standards and certification, and information exchange.

In 2021, ITC received two key awards, i.e. Strategic Business Alliance Award at TheBrandLaureate World Halal Best Brand E-Branding Awards 2021, and Best Islamic Tourism Leadership Gold Award 2021 by Malaysia Tourism Council. These are recognition of ITC’s efforts and endeavours in formulating new strategies to meet the new normal of the business environment to ensure business continuity and sustainability, notwithstanding its role to develop and grow the Islamic tourism segment in Malaysia.

In addition, Malaysia was recently named top country in the world in the MFT sector by the State of the Global Islamic Economy (SGIE) Report 2022 by DinarStandard in partnership with Salaam Standard and supported by Dubai Department of Economy and Tourism.

Malaysia also retained the top-ranked destination in the MasterCard-CrescentRating Global Muslim Travel Index (GMTI) 2022, a position it has defended since the launch of the Index in 2015.

These recognitions are an added motivation for ITC to continue to strengthen its efforts in being a prime mover and leading institution to ensure Malaysia is at the forefront of MFTH.

For further details, kindly contact:

Islamic Tourism Centre
(Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture Malaysia)
Level 13, No. 2 Tower 1, Jalan P5/6,
Precinct 5, 62200 Putrajaya, Malaysia
Tel: 03-8891 7177 or via email

For media-related matters, contact the Corporate Communications team:
Anis, Manager, +6012 321 9137,
Nadhirah, Sr. Executive, +6019 356 0530,
Ainaa Izzati, Asst. Executive, +6010 266 2535,

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