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With an aim to attract more visitors from the Sultanate of Oman, Taiwan is marketing itself as a safe, cultural, modern and Muslim-friendly tourism destination. Industry experts noted that Taiwan would make an excellent holiday destination for travellers from Oman, with only two days required to obtain a visa.

Tourism to Taiwan is on the rise, with the destination attracting approximately 1.3 million visitors from Hong Kong, 380,000 Singaporeans and 400,000 Malaysians to the island each year.

With a focus on the Arabian travel market as a growth strategy, the Lamu County Government in Kenya is targeting high-spending Middle Eastern holidaymakers in a bid to to boost its tourism fortunes. 

The region hopes to work with the national government promote its Islamic heritage as well as its other attractions to vacationers from wealthy Middle Eastern countries such as the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Araia, Oman and Iran. By promoting the archipelago as a Muslim-friendly destination, Lamu hopes to attract large numbers of Middle Eastern holidaymakers who often spend lavishly while traveling with family members.

CrescentRating is proud to announce the launch of Muslim Travel Warehouse – the first-ever global B2B platform and travel aggregator to offer a complete portfolio of Muslim-friendly tour packages. The launch of Muslim Travel Warehouse is yet another important milestone in the Halal tourism sector and will play a vital role in connecting the tourism industry to the Muslim travel market.

The World Travel and Tourism Council has revealed an increase in the number of Indonesians travelling to Europe, with over 9 million Indonesian tourists having visited a European destination last year. Industry experts noted that this may be due to the fact that many Indonesian travellers are first-time travellers who seek security when travelling - in terms of both language and culture.

Indonesian travellers spent $8.23 billion in 2014 - an increase of 8.3% from 2013 - according to data from the World Travel and Tourism Council. The amount was a 22% increase from 2012, when spending was around $6.2 billion.

For the the fifth year in a row, Malaysia was ranked the best destination in the world for Muslim travellers. Malaysia has consistently ranked high in all criteria and factors and remains a fantastic holiday destination with an excellent Muslim-friendly environment. Read on for a detailed analysis of how Malaysia performed on the Index.

Choosing an accommodation provider is one of the most crucial aspects of travel planning, for Muslim travellers in particular. There are several aspects that Muslim travellers need to check and verify before deciding on a hotel or resort - such as the availability of Halal food and prayer facilities. CrescentRating's proprietary hotel rating system helps make this decision making process simpler by rating hotels based on what they can offer Muslim guests.

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