Tourism minister hopes more Muslim visitors will be lured to Thailand

Al Meroz Halal Hotel, on Ramkhamhaeng Road in Bangkok

THAILAND could become a major halal-tourism destination after the opening of Al Meroz Halal Hotel, Thailand’s first halal-friendly property, on Ramkhamhaeng Road in Bangkok.

Tourism Minister Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul is aiming to attract more Muslim visitors.

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The hotel is owned by prominent Thai-Muslim businessman Rausak Mulsap, president and chief executive officer of TS Family Group.

Kobkarn said the Al Meroz would help make Thailand a Muslim-friendly destination.

-The Nation

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