Indonesia has moved up the ranks from number 4 to number 2 in the Mastercard-Halal Trip Muslim Millennial Travel Report.
Tourism Minister Arief Yahya was grateful for the achievement and determined to topple Malaysia off the first place in the near future.
“Our emotional rival is Malaysia, while Thailand is our professional rival. We need to find ways to defeat our rivals and how to catch up with them,” Arief said, according to The Jakarta Post.
The top 10 list is as below:
According to an interview in the report with a recent graduate from Singapore, Indonesia is a preferred destination “because it is cheap, rich in culture, with so many beautiful islands and finding Halal food is not an issue”
View the full report here.