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Thailand aims to become regional halal tourism hub

Thailand's government will continue to develop a strategy to turn the country into a regional hub for halal tourism, a government official has said.

Thailand is attractive to Muslim travellers because of its multicultural atmosphere and wide selection of Muslim-friendly amenities and halal dining options, Bangkok Post reported, citing government spokesman Chai Wacharonke. 

A part of the success was due to the government's roadmap on halal industry development for 2024-2028, Wacharonke said, which saw the establishment of the Thai Halal Industry Centre.

The industrial centre has been assigned the task of bolstering the country's halal products. 

These efforts are a part of a broader strategy to develop and promote various halal products and services, including fashion and tourism, as well as to develop a halal economic corridor across the southern border provinces.

The plan is expected to bolster GDP by 1.2% by 2028, while creating an estimated 100,000 jobs annually.