Experts project boom in Muslim travel over next decade

19 08 2012

From halal spas to prayer rooms at airport terminals, the global tourism industry is gearing up for a projected boom in Muslim travel over the next decade, experts say. Their growing number and affluence means Muslims especially from the oil-rich Middle East  are travelling like never before, and the trend that looks set to gather pace.

Spending by Muslim tourists is growing faster than the global rate and is forecast to reach US$192 billion a year by 2020, up from US$126 billion last year, a study found.

The study was conducted in 47 countries by Singapore-based halal travel specialist Crescentrating, along with DinarStandard, a US-based firm that tracks the Muslim lifestyle market.

Full story: The Bangladesh Monitor

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