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Malaysia Named World’s Top Destination for Muslim Travellers for The 9th Consecutive Year!


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Recently, Malaysia was featured favourably in tourism-related rankings by various publications and organisations worldwide, with the capital city of Kuala Lumpur being named the 10th trending travel destination by TripAdvisor, the world’s 18th best holiday destination by a UK-based non-profit organisation, the world’s 6th most visited city by travellers and the 7th best city in the world for food.

Now, our country has gotten yet another tourism milestone under our name, ranking 1st in the Mastercard-Crescentrating Global Muslim Travel Index (GMTI) 2024!


Malaysia takes top spot in the Global Muslim Travel Index for the 9th consecutive year

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Providing vital insights into the resilient and rapidly growing Muslim travel market, this is the 9th edition of GMTI.

Furthermore, throughout all the editions, Malaysia impressively retains the top spot as the premier destination for Muslim travellers worldwide!

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For GMTI 2024, the Islamic Tourism Centre (ITC) noted that Malaysia received over 4.5 million Muslim international arrivals last year.

ITC also noted that the Muslim arrivals in our country last year generated a whopping RM14.7 billion in revenue for Malaysia.

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Speaking about Malaysia, ITC director-general Nizran Noordin was quoted by ANN as saying,

“Malaysia’s popularity among Muslim travellers stems from its accessibility to Halal food and faith-related facilities and services, beautiful beaches, diverse culture, and incredible shopping experiences.

“Additionally, it offers a wide range of Muslim-friendly tour packages, allowing tourists to experience the country’s rich history, mosque architecture, heritage, gastronomy, nature, arts and culture,”

Besides that, GMTI 2024 also forecasted the market to grow significantly moving forward, with an estimated 230 million Muslim travellers expected by 2028. For context, the number of Muslim travellers was 160 million in 2019.

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So, what do you guys think of Malaysia’s placement in GTMI 2024? Share your thoughts with us in the comments!


Also read: Study: KL is the 7th Best City in the World for Food, Nasi Lemak is Named as Top Must-Try Dish

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