North Jakarta

Jakarta Utara is the northernmost district of the Indonesian capital of Jakarta. It is one of five administrative districts in the city, and is home to several attractions, such as the historic Old Town of Jakarta (Kota Tua), Ancol Dreamland, and the modern Ancol Marina. Jakarta Utara is also home to a number of shopping […]


In addition to Halal food and prayer facilities, two new faith-based needs have emerged to be of great importance to Muslim travelers. These needs are water and wudhu friendly washrooms and an environment with no Islamophobia. Halal Food Halal food is the most important service that a Muslim traveler looks for when traveling. Acceptability of […]

GMTI 2019

The latest edition of the annual GMTI series, GMTI2019 report introduces Halal Travel Development Goals, an updated Faith-Based Service Needs model and a refined ACES measurement. The Muslim travel market is continuing to be one of the fastest growing sectors in the world. In 2018, there were an estimated 140 Muslim visitors worldwide – up […]

One Night in Ubud

Ubud is a town on the Indonesian island of Bali in Ubud District, located amongst rice paddies and steep ravines in the central foothills of the Gianyar regency. Promoted as an arts and culture center, it has developed large tourism industry. Ubud’s population of about 112,490 people and receives more than 3 million foreign tourists each year. The area surrounding the town […]