Penghu Becomes Taiwan's Most Muslim-Friendly Tourist Environment
Director of Penghu National Scenic Area Administration, Tourism Bureau, MOTC, Xu Zongmin, stated during the Penghu Muslim-Friendly Tourist Environment Achievement Presentation a few days ago that Penghu is the most Muslim-friendly county in Taiwan, and a more friendly environment will be established in the future to attract more tourists to come to enhance Penghu's tourism.
Xu Zongmin and the director of the International Muslim Tourism Industry Development Association (abbreviated to "IMTIDA"), Ma Xiaoqi, jointly awarded Muslim-friendly certifications at the Penghu Muslim-Friendly Tourist Environment Achievement Presentation held by Penghu National Scenic Area Administration to the Yentai Hotel, which is the only friendly hotel certified by the International Islamic University Malaysia.
Xu Zongmin stated that Muslim tourism has grown rapidly in recent years. Last year, there were 160 million people worldwide in Muslim tourism, and it is expected to grow to 230 million in 2023 with an output value of up to 260 billion U.S. dollars. Penghu is Taiwan's most Muslim-friendly tourist environment. Since 2018, Penghu National Scenic Area Administration has cooperated with the IMTIDA to promote Muslim-friendly environments to attract more tourists and promote Penghu tourism.
Penghu National Scenic Area Administration indicated that Penghu has currently counseled 10 hotels including 23.5 blue B&B and 5 visitor centers to obtain certifications for Muslims travel safety, 1 hotel to get the Muslim-friendly hotel certification, and 2 hotels to get the Muslim-friendly marks and 5 Muslim souvenirs certifications.