Oman drops one spot to 8th position in Global Muslim Travel Index

Published on : Tuesday, May 9, 2017

omanOman managed to maintain its spot in the top ten destinations on the Global Muslim Travel Index 2017. It however dropped one spot to the eighth position (from 2016).

 

The Mastercard-CrescentRating Global Muslim Travel Index (GMTI) 2017, which was officially launched in Jakarta, on May 3, saw Oman lose one spot since 2016, in a list which is topped by Malaysia, followed by the UAE.

 

Indonesia moved up to the third place, in the overall rankings.

 

The sector is expected to be worth US$220 billion by 2020, according to the most comprehensive research, released on the global Muslim travel market.

 

The index, which covers 130 destinations, showed a number of non-Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) destinations in Asia, move up the rankings, a result of the concerted effort, to adapt their services to cater to and attract the Muslim travel market.

 

Singapore retained its pole position for the non-OIC destinations, with Thailand, the UK, South Africa and Hong Kong rounding up the top five.

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