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MENAFN - Muscat Daily - 21/08/2014
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(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) In the global ranking of Muslim-friendly holiday destinations of 2014 Malaysia followed by UAE have secured the top spots. Oman is at the 11th position. The rankings are based on criteria set by Crescent Rating a leading Muslim travel rating organisation based in Singapore. 

Turkey Indonesia and Saudi Arabia have been ranked among the top five global destinations.

The highest rating of 8.4 has been given to Malaysia which attracted over 170000 visitors from the GCC alone in 2013. Oman got a rating of 6.2.

With more than US8trn in GDP a 1.6bn population growing at twice the rate of the global population and a disposable income of US4.8bn the Islamic economies of the world are increasingly asserting their Islamic sensitivities in consumption from food preferences to banking and finance states a report by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry. 

Among the Islamic economies family tourism has emerged as a major segment accounting for as much as 12.5 per cent of the US1.07trn global tourism market the report said which was released as part of the preparations for the tenth World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF) scheduled to be organised in Dubai from October 28 to 30 this year.

Citing recent studies related to the Islamic economy the report shows that family tourism has grown in value from US 137bn in 2012 to US140bn in 2013 and is expected to surpass US181bn by 2018. Driven by population growth in Islamic nations and the healthy economic performance of these economies experts forecast that family tourism sector will enjoy a growth of 4.79 per cent annually until 2020 C higher than the global average of 3.8 per cent growth C reflecting its growing significance in the Islamic economy.

'Family tourism is one of the most vibrant areas of the global tourism industry and a key element of the Islamic economy. With Muslim travellers constituting a major segment of the global tourism traffic the priorities of families have become critical to tourism industry's growth and have redefined the focal areas for tourism activities' said Abdul Rahman Saif al Ghurair chairman of the Dubai Chamber.

GCC nations contribute as much as 31 per cent to the global spending by travellers in tourism -related activities. This is despite the relatively low population in the region which makes up just three per cent of the global Muslim population states the report.

 


Muscat Daily




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