SMIIC organized and conducted the OIC/SMIIC 9:2019 Halal Tourism Services foundation training virtually in English from 15-16 March 2023. The training was attended by 55 participants from SMIIC member states and was the first training in the Halal tourism sector. It was also the fourth training course in a series that will be held by the SMIIC General Secretariat in 2023.
The training aimed to provide foundational knowledge regarding Halal tourism and the requirements for industry players in setting up an assurance system to preserve the integrity of products and services provided for Muslim travelers. The program included an introduction to SMIIC and its activities, an introduction to OIC/SMIIC 9, requirements and implementation of the OIC/SMIIC 9:2019, and an evaluation test.