The upcoming Smesco Halal Lifestyle Trend 2017 aims to promote halal lifestyles by featuring various products, services and educational sessions, the Ministry of Tourism said in a statement on Sunday (11/06). (Photo Courtesy of Tourism Ministry)

Halal Lifestyle Gains Momentum in Global Tourism Industry

BY :JAKARTA GLOBE

JUNE 11, 2017

Jakarta. The upcoming Smesco Halal Lifestyle Trend 2017 aims to promote halal lifestyles by featuring various products, services and educational sessions, the Ministry of Tourism said in a statement on Sunday (11/06).

"We hope this event will be the beginning of education and awareness to live a halal lifestyle. Halal is healthy and good. We hope Muslims will look at this event as an indication of the increasing trend toward a halal lifestyle," Leonardi Anil, the event's committee head, said in a statement received by the Jakarta Globe.

The event will be held at the Smesco Exhibition Hall in Jakarta from June 13-15. Smesco Halal Lifestyle Trend 2017 will feature various businesses, products and facilities, and has been jointly organized by Smesco and the Tourism Ministry.

Furthermore, the event will also feature sharing sessions between Muslim communities, Muslim speakers in several talk shows, products from Indonesia’s own small and medium enterprises, as well as local culinary delights.

"Halal lifestyle is everything that we do in life, it’s not solely to fulfill religious purposes but it’s about goodness, safety, justice and health, with room for style," said Sapta Nirwandar, head of Jakarta-based Halal Lifestyle Center.

The country has seen increasing developments to cater to the halal lifestyle, along with other countries across the globe.

In the halal industry, 10 different sectors have had large contributions, including fashion, tourism, pharmacy, education and cultural arts.

According to Tazbir Abdullah, secretary for the halal tourism acceleration team at the ministry, the industry serves more than 1.8 billion Muslims around the world.

"It’s only wise that we all devote more efforts to develop the halal industry in Indonesia, so that it will become better and more professional," Tazbir said.

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