YB Dato’ Sri Hajah Nancy Haji Shukri , Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture launched the Mardiyyah Hotel and Suites which received Platinum Category, Muslim-Friendly Accommodation Recognition (MFAR) through Islamic Tourism Centre (ITC).
MFAR scheme introduced by ITC recognised hotels that ensure its business model and daily operations are completely shariah compliant. Muslim-friendly accommodations and facilities like prayer rooms, water-friendly toilets, as well as halal food availability are among the key attributes of an ideal Muslim-friendly destination.
Malaysia is in the position where it has the advantage to leverage on its existing Islamic tourism ecosystem to continuosly brand itself as a Muslim-friendly destination of excellence.
These are some of the contributing factors to Malaysia being named the Top Muslim-Friendly Destination of the Year in the 2022 Global Muslim Travel Index (GMTI) Report.
MOTAC thank all tourism industry players for playing their role in making Malaysia the “Top Muslim-Friendly Destination of the Year (OIC)”.
Also attending, YBrs. Encik Mohd Zamri Mat Zain, Deputy Secretary General (Tourism), MOTAC, YBhg. Datuk Mohmed Razip Hasan, Director General Islamic Tourism Centre and YBhg. Dato’ Seri Mohamed Rafik Haji Mohd Idris, Managing Director Mardiyyah Hotel and Suites.