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Large-scale Muslim tour group to visit S. Korea next week

All News 10:06 April 05, 2016

SEOUL, April 5 (Yonhap) -- A large-scale Muslim tour group is set to arrive in South Korea next week following the recent visit by the largest-ever tour group from China, mirroring Muslims' growing interest in the country, industry sources said Tuesday.

According to the sources, some 200 employees of Malaysian firm Zhulian Group are planning to visit South Korea on an employee reward trip. They will stay here for five days from April 16.

Their corporate reward trip comes after some 4,500 workers from Chinese cosmetics firm Aolan International Beauty Group toured the country for seven days last week.

The Muslim tour group will sightsee around downtown Seoul and visit other attractions such as an amusement park on the outskirts of Seoul, according to Jane & Tour DMC which organized the large-scale tour program.

During their stay here, they will be served halal food and beverages that are prepared in accordance with Islamic Sharia law, and can be consumed by Muslims.

"It is first time that such a large-scale Muslim tour group has visited South Korea," said a company official. "More Muslim visitors are expected to arrive here down the road."


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