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A look back at GMTI 2012

The launch date of GMTI 2015 is just 4 days away and the rankings of the best Muslim-friendly destinations for 2015 will be released on the 4th of March! CrescentRating has been releasing rankings for Muslim-friendly destinations since 2011. It was in 2012 when CrescentRating first decided to separate its rankings into two different categories – one for Muslim countries and another for non-Muslim countries – in order to provide a better understanding of what each destination is capable of providing Muslim travellers.

CrescentRating's release for the Top 10 Halal Friendly Holiday Destinations 2012 for OIC Countries included only Muslim countries which were ranked based on level of facilities they offer Muslim travellers. These countries usually offer significantly better facilities for Muslims in comparison to non-OIC countries due to the widespread availability of Halal food, prayer facilities and other facilities.

 Listed below are CrescentRating's rankings of the Top 10 Halal Friendly Holiday Destinations 2012 for OIC Countries; 

Position Country
1 Malaysia
2 Egypt
3 Turkey
4 Indonesia
5 United Arab Emirates
6 Morocco
7 Tunisia
8 Jordan
9 Brunei
10 Qatar

Though facilities for Muslims are not as readily available in non-OIC countries in comparison, some non-OIC destinations are capable of catering to Muslim travellers better than others. For this purpose, CrescentRating evaluated and ranked non-OIC countries based on how well they cater to Muslims.

 The list of the Top 10 Halal-Friendly Holiday Destinations for Non OIC Countries in 2012 have been listed below: 

Position Country
1 Bosnia & Herzegovina
2 Singapore
3 South Africa
4 Sri Lanka
5 Gold Coast (Australia)
6 Delhi (India)
7 London (UK)
8 Bangkok (Thailand)
9 Munich (Germany)
10 Vienna (Austria)

Stay tuned for MasterCard-Crescentrating Global Muslim Travel Index 2015 which will feature rankings for 2015, with the inclusion of enhanced travel data and research findings. GMTI 2015 will be released on the  4th of March featuring a new and updated list of the best destinations for Muslim travellers.