Thailand taps Muslim travel

July 11, 2017 by  
Filed under Lens Lines, Thailand

Speakers: Prof Pakorn (front row, centre), Mr Sanya (front row, fourth from right), and Mr Adam, Mr Muqbil and Mr Hardy (back row, respectively third, fourth and fifth from right). Other participants included representatives from the Dusit and Anantara groups, the Landmark, Asia Hotel, Baiyoke Sky Suites, and three PATA interns.

BANGKOK, 11 July 2017: Thailand’s 6 million-strong Muslim population and a growing range of Muslim-friendly travel services will play an important role in catering to the growing number of Muslim travellers visiting the country.

Speaking at a seminar held at the PATA Engagement hub, last week, experts agreed that this role would increase significantly as the ASEAN integration advances and Thailand seeks to better position itself as a hub for Halal food and cuisine.

Speakers included Halal Standards Institute of Thailand director, Pakorn Piyakorn; Al Meroz Hotel general manager, Sanya Saengboon; Nouvo City Hotel resident manager, Adam Phadungsilp; and Travel Impact Newswire executive editor Imtiaz Muqbil, who organised the event. Read more