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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.
A Muslim-friendly seminar was organised by the Embassy of Malaysia together with Tourism Malaysia, targeting the Thai-Muslim markets in southern Thailand. The two-day event was held in Thailand - in Krabi on the 22nd of April and in Hatyai on the 23rd April.
The seminar was joined by numerous southern local media representatives from Krabi and Hatyai to promote Malaysia as a prime Muslim-friendly destination. A business to business meeting was also held between seven Malaysian sellers and more than fifty local buyers from Krabi and Hatyai.
The Muslim travel market is one of the most lucrative and one of the most rapidly growing market segments in the industry. It is also one of the world's highest spending tourist markets. Therefore it is vital that destinations, businesses and travel-related entities take the needs of this market segment into consideration when devising business models and plans.
Over the past four years, CrescentRating has evaluated destinations around the world and ranked them based on how well they cater to Muslim travellers.
These rankings were enhanced in 2015 to introduce the MasterCard-Crescentrating Global Muslim Travel Index – a global index that combines MasterCard's knowledge of shopping and tourism with CrescentRating’s in-depth Muslim travel insights on destinations and travel services.
The South Korean government has approved an annual budget of $4mn to promote medical tourism. The medical tourism sector in South Korea saw tourists from the Middle East spending the largest amount of money per person on medical services in 2014 - with travellers from the UAE topping the list.
In 2014 alone, medical tourists from the UAE spent an average of $16,271 on medical services in South Korea, as stated by The Korea Tourism Organisation. The regional government’s statistics show a 370% increase in spending by tourists from the UAE over the course of 2013.
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