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One year ago - A throwback to GMTI 2014

The best destinations for Muslim travellers for 2015 will be revealed by  MasterCard-Crescentrating Global Muslim Travel Index in just a few hours!

Last year, the rankings of the top Muslim-friendly destinations were released on the 18th of February and had the destinations separated into the two categories of OIC destinations and non-OIC destinations. Several factors and criteria were taken into consideration when ranking destinations, including the destination's general family friendliness, the level of facilities offered to Muslim travellers such as Halal food and prayer facilities, as well as its marketing initiatives.

The rankings in 2013 included 50 destinations. In 2014, 10 more destinations were added and were ranked on a scale of 1 to 10 - with 10 being the highest and 1 being the lowest.

CrescentRating's top Muslim-friendly OIC destination rankings for 2014 have been listed below. It was yet again topped by Malaysia, with the United Arab Emirates, Turkey, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia rounding off the top five.

 Top Muslim-Friendly OIC Destinations

Position

Country

1

Malaysia

2

United Arab Emirates

3

Turkey

4

Indonesia

5

Saudi Arabia

6

Morocco

7

Jordan

8

Qatar

9

Tunisia

10

Egypt

 

CrescentRating's rankings for the best non-OIC destinations for Muslim-friendly destinations were also released. Singapore was ranked the best Muslim-friendly destination in this category, with other destinations such as South Africa, Thailand, United Kingdom, Bosnia & Herzegovina, India, Hong Kong, Germany, Australia and Tanzania also making the list. The top ten Muslim-Friendly non-OIC Destinations have been listed below:

 

Top Muslim-Friendly non-OIC Destinations

Position

Country

1

Singapore

2

South Africa

3

Thailand

4

United Kingdom

5

Bosnia & Herzegovina

6

India

7

Hong Kong

8

Germany

9

Australia

10

Tanzania

 

In mere hours, MasterCard-Crescentrating Global Muslim Travel Index 2015 will be released, featuring updated rankings with enhanced travel data and research findings. The new comprehensive index will provide an outlook of the global Muslim travel industry and help travellers better understand the services offered by holiday destinations and to access other important travel information.