Published on : Monday, August 7, 2017
Last year $156 billion was spent by Muslims tourists worldwide. Turkey is a strong country, where halal tourism in flourished. This year, Turkey is preparing to offer a lot more for the Muslims tourists who are mainly coming from Gulf countries.
There were a total of 121 million Muslims, who participated in the international tourism movement around the world last year, spending $156 billion on tourism activities.
Turkey’s tourism sector started to develop after the 1950s all over the world, and it continues to grow globally every year, with the number of international travellers rising to 1.2 billion people last year from 25 million in 1950.
Turkey has a great participation in tourism activities, which has turned into a need for people now. The international travelers will reach about 1.8 billion by 2030. It is estimated that the number of people participating in domestic tourism activities around the world is around 5-6 billion people.
There are at least 7 percent of overall world exports due to the tourism sector in Turkey, which caters direct and indirect employment.
Turkey is a top 10 country when it comes to the greatest number of tourists attracted since 2000, and one of the top 15 countries with the highest tourist income for the same period.
The tourism sector in Turkey has an important influence in the economy, which is contributing about $88 billion to gross domestic product (GDP) last year.
There are a number of tourists from Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) member countries like Malaysia, Indonesia, Uzbekistan, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Iran, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Libya, Pakistan, Jordan and Egypt, who come to Turkey which approximately around 47.5 million in 2014 with 4.9 million.
In addition, Turkey can be an attraction for the Muslim tourists in winter tourism, agro-tourism, congress tourism, shopping tourism and series tourism.
Now, Istanbul, the capital of Turkey is preparing to swarm the Halal Expo in November as Turkey has taken the first step to achieve its goal to be a halal food center.