The Islamic tourism ecosystem is far-reaching, encompassing tourism operators and various other parties within the halal industry. Together, they collaborate to create seamless experiences for Muslim travellers whether for leisure or business purposes.
Within this dynamic landscape, Islamic Tourism Month (ITM) 2023 takes centre stage from Aug 21 to Sept 17, catalysing to showcase the diversity and vibrancy of this growing tourism sector.
Amidst this remarkable event, the Islamic Tourism Centre (ITC) has partnered with various industry players, igniting the stage for many promotions and offers designed to attract Muslim travellers.
Join us as we delve into the extraordinary offerings of ITM 2023 throughout Malaysia and explore how ITC, alongside
its esteemed partners, is elevating the Islamic tourism experience to new heights.
Malaysia International Halal Showcase (MIHAS)
Malaysia International Halal Showcase (MIHAS) is the world’s largest halal tradeshow organised by Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE) under the Ministry of Investment, Trade and Industry (MITI).
MIHAS is a crucial platform for Malaysian halal micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to connect and conduct business with global counterparts. The 19th edition of MIHAS, titled “Paving the Way of Halal,” will take place on Sept 12-15, 2023, at Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre (MITEC). This edition will continue the digitalisation initiative of the halal industry through the organisation of this showcase in a hybrid manner.
“Since both Islamic tourism and the halal sector serve Muslim tourists’ requirements and preferences, by participating in Islamic Tourism Month, MIHAS would capitalise on the growing popularity of Muslim-friendly tourism and hospitality. It confers the possibility that halal products and services complement tourism, which consequently encourages the development of halal-friendly locations globally,” said MATRADE CEO, Datuk Mohd Mustafa Abdul Aziz.
Since its inception till 2022, MIHAS has featured more than 9,000 exhibitors from over 40 countries and visited by close to 500,000 trade visitors across 18 editions, enhancing Malaysia’s position as a Muslim-friendly travel destination for both business and leisure. As global borders reopen, MIHAS 2023 expects to welcome over 35,000 visitors, thus invigorating Malaysia’s tourism sector.
MIHAS promotes the integration of business and leisure, encouraging international visitors to extend their stay beyond business transactions.
• Discounted pricing on MAS and Firefly for travel between September 5 and 22, 2023, with promo codes: MAS: MHMIH20 & Firefly: FYMIH20.
• SkyZone Tours was appointed as the official travel agent, offering exceptional promotional hotel rates. For enquiries, contact Ms Stanlie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please visit the official website (www.mihas.com.my) and social media for more information about MIHAS.
myBurgerLab, Malaysia’s exclusive halal charcoal burger chain, takes pride in crafting burgers that harmoniously blend distinct local and Western flavours, nestled between two tantalising charcoal buns. Their menu offers an exciting array of adventurous options, including the indulgent Salted Egg Yolk Chicken Burger, the unconventional Peanut Butter Jelly Beef Burger, and even the unique Kelantanese
Budu Burger infused with Pepper Relish.
According to myBurgerLab founder Chin Ren Yi, Islamic Tourism Month presents a valuable opportunity to celebrate Malaysia’s Islamic heritage and promote Muslim-friendly tourism.
“We are interested in participating in ITM 2023 to foster understanding and appreciation for Islamic culture. Malaysia, known for its harmonious blend of cultural diversity and Islamic principles, warmly welcomes Muslim travellers. Its captivating attractions, vibrant cultural experiences, and commitment to promoting Islamic tourism make Malaysia an enticing destination,” said Chin.
“By participating, we aim to contribute to the growth of Muslim-friendly tourism and showcase Malaysia’s unique offerings, fostering intercultural dialogue and harmony among travellers from diverse backgrounds.”
• Enjoy myBurgerLab’s latest collection of Cheeseburger offerings, each delivering a unique flavour experience. These four distinctive cheeseburgers demonstrate the incredible variety that can be achieved with just buns, meat, and cheese. myBurgerLab offers a special bundle deal for all four cheeseburgers accompanied by refreshing sodas at a limited-time offer of RM69 (Normal Price: RM96). Take advantage of this fantastic opportunity to savour the delectable range of flavours at an unbeatable price!
For more information and inquiries, please reach out to myBurgerLab at email@example.com. You can find them on various digital platforms, including Facebook (myBurgerLab), Instagram (@myburgerlab), and TikTok (@myburgerlab), where you can stay updated and engage with them.
Nur Taj Spa
Nur Taj Spa, founded by Selinastein Mohd Rashid, is a Muslim-friendly spa in Busana@Menara MARA in Kuala Lumpur City Centre. Since 2015, Nur Taj Spa has provided a stress-free spa experience for families and busy parents. The spa features traditional Malaysian decoration and employs 100 per cent of local therapists from government institutions and Islamic schools/Madrasah. Nur Taj Spa offers a range of spa services, including Ladies’ Spa, Men’s Spa, and Kid’s Spa, catering to the relaxation needs of the whole family.
“I am very excited to be part of the industry and to participate in ITM 2023. It is one of the right times to show the spa Industry in Malaysia as one of the places to visit where people can try the services full of ‘Adab’ and gender concern. Malaysia has so many activities and places to enjoy as we are now very concerned about the gender separation in spa, halal products and the right and polite way of handling guests,” shared Selinastein.
• 25 per cent discount on the NUR TAJ ROYAL SIGNATURE MASSAGE, a unique massage using local natural ingredients and traditional massage techniques with hand and hot compress.
For more information and to take up the ITM offer, the public can book through the Nur Taj Spa website at www.nurtaj.com.my or via WhatsApp or call at 010-8171700. To stay updated and access further details, follow Nur Taj Spa & Beauty on Instagram at @nurtaj_spaandbeauty and on Facebook at Nur Taj Spa & Beauty.
Tripfez Travel was founded in 2013 and is a leading Muslim-friendly online leisure travel company in Malaysia, offering various packaged tours, ticketing, and travel services. “Throughout the years we keep our vision, ‘value for money, client satisfaction & impeccable service’ as a compass. The number of passengers serviced annually today is more than ten times higher than five years ago,” said Faeez Fadhlillah, CEO and Co-founder of Tripfez & Salam Standard. With technology, Tripfez & Salam Standard simplify the life of Muslim travellers by offering reliable and affordable Muslim-friendly travel services.
Faeez believes the initiatives which promote Muslim-friendly tourism, like Islamic Tourism Month, are now more critical than ever in fostering tourist-related services to Muslim travellers. The company is excited to participate because it is a highly targeted event for their customer target group, and they can showcase their services and travel products to other Muslim travellers.
• Domestic packages in Malaysia, including theme park tickets.
• Packaged tours (FIT and GIT) to destinations: Korea, Dubai, Taiwan, Turkiye, Indonesia, Thailand, Japan, etc.
• Leisure packages and Umrah
packages to Saudi Arabia are all designed with Muslim-friendly considerations.
For more information and to explore Tripfez’s products and travel packages, please visit their website at www.tripfez.com. You can also find them on social media platforms such as Facebook at facebook.com/tripfez and Instagram at @tripfez. For any inquiries, feel free to send them a message at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hotel Lavender Inn
Hotel Lavender Inn, founded by Jarod Chia Lik Ming, is a reputable hotel chain with two branches in Johor Bahru and one in Subang Jaya, Selangor.Hotel Lavender Inn aims to provide the best staying experiences for Muslim travellers. The hotel offers prayer mats and Kiblat signs in each room to cater to their needs and implements a non-alcoholic and non-smoking room policy.
Chia, also the National Deputy President and Chairman of the National Foreign Trade Affairs Bureau cum Johor State Chapter of Malaysia Budget & Business Hotel Association (MyBHA), ensures that Hotel Lavender Inn upholds high standards in service and hospitality.
During this Islamic Tourism Month, Hotel Lavender Inn reviewed the hotel policy and facilities provided to comply with the basic needs of Muslim travellers. Hotel Lavender Inn remains committed to placing the cleanliness and comfort of its hotel rooms as the top priority.
Up to 40 per cent discount during the Islamic Tourism Month by quoting code “ITM2023” when booking through hotline 010-880 7211 or website www.lavenderinn.com.my. Terms and conditions apply.
For further details, individuals can contact the alternative numbers at 03-8081 7366 / 7866 or visit the Facebook page @lavenderinnusj.