The Muslim travel market is one of the fastest growing segments in the global travel industry. According
to the MasterCard-CrescentRating Global Muslim Travel Index (GMTI) 2016, there were 117 million
Muslim international travelers globally in 2015. Driven by a rapid population growth of Muslims, a
growing middle class and younger population, this number is projected to grow to 168 million by 2020.
The travel expenditure by this segment is expected to exceed USD 200 billion by 2020. This growth has
been facilitated by an increase in ease of access to travel information and the availability of
Muslim-friendly travel services and facilities at more destinations.