Indonesia's tourist arrivals in have risen to 8.8 million in 2013 and the tourism sector expects to see a strong growth in numbers internationally - particularly amongst Middle Eastern countries. The government is taking measures to promote Indonesia as a Muslim-friendly destination by highlighting its best Muslim-friendly destinations. Destinations such as Lombok is establishing more Islamic centres and mosques, adapting its hospitality facilities and is offering the services of specially trained tour guides.
The local government states that the promotion of Muslim-friendly tourism will not effect the existing industry or other travellers.
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