The Development Of Halal Tourism in Muslim Minority Countries: Case Study in South Korea


  • Abu Samsudin Faculty of Law, Universitas Brawijaya Malang



South Korea, Muslim minority, Halal tourism


This study aims to find the development of halal tourism in South Korea. The development of the number of tourists and the Muslim population there is increasing from year to year, so the need for halal food consumption is also increasing. The South Korean government implements the development of the halal food industry through MAFRA and Korea Muslim Federation (KMF) to obtain halal legality. This study is categorized qualitative research with phenomenology approach in South Korea. The techniques of data collection are dept interview, observation, and documentation. While the data analysis technique includes data reduction, data display, and conclusion. The research results show that the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) issued a guidebook for halal food in Korea. In addition, They make the application is called Halal Korea which will provide information about the location of the mosque, Qibla direction, prayer times, the location of halal restaurants and the Qur'an. In 2016, the South Korean government collaborated with KMF to formulate a halal certification system. This is attempted as a follow-up to support for restaurants that have declared their place as halal restaurants.


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