The Spanish Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism has stated that over a million tourists from Muslim countries visited Spain during 2014. The largest number of tourist arrivals were from Algeria - around 220,000 visitors, followed by Turkey - 215,000 travellers, Morocco - 200,000 travellers and Egypt - 86,000 travellers.
Spain was ranked the ninth best destination for Muslim travellers in the non-OIC category of MasterCard and CresentRating’s 2015 Global Muslim Travel Index (GMTI). It is showing an increasing interest in the Muslim travel market and is also set to host the very first international Halal Congress in March.
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