some of the most beautiful mosques in the world, two Muslim cities, Marrakech
in Morocco and Istanbul in Turkey, have been named world’s best cities by a
trip advisor, after gaining support of tourists worldwide.
world-class destinations chosen by our community are rich in history, culture
and beauty and offer endless sights to explore,” Barbara Messing, chief
marketing officer, told Agence France Presse (AFP) on Wednesday, March 25.
in Morocco on the north of Africa, Marrakesh is a beautiful city with notable
touristic attractions, where visitors enjoy bustling markets, gardens, palaces,
as the “Jewel of the Desert,” the city climbed five places to claim bragging
rights to the top spot in the list made by Trip Advisor.
position was decided based on votes from TripAdvisor users through an algorithm
that takes into account the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings for
hotels, restaurants, and attractions in destinations worldwide over a 12-month
year, TripAdvisor has also compiled travel and shopping guides for top-ranked
destinations along with hotel suggestions.
city was followed by Siem Reap, Cambodia, and Istanbul, Turkey.
Muslim tourism market accounts for about 13% of the global travel market and
estimated to worth $140 billion in 2013. It is expected to climb to $200
billion by 2020, according to Bahardeen.
recent study released by Singapore-based halal travel specialist Crescent rating
and Dinar Standard has expected influx of Muslim holidaymakers over the next
study, conducted in 47 countries, found that spending by Muslim tourists is
growing faster than the global rate and is forecast to reach $192 billion a
year by 2020, up from $126 billion in 2011.
year, Singapore-based Muslim travel specialist Crescent rating, the halal
friendly holiday's survey, put Malaysia as the first destination for Muslims’
was followed by United Arab Emirates, Turkey, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia,
Singapore, Morocco, Jordan, Qatar and Tunisia as the top ten countries that
ensure halal friendly holidays.