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From halal spas to prayer rooms at airport terminals, the global tourism industry is gearing up for a projected boom in Muslim travel…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, according to a new study by Singapore-based halal travel specialist Crescentrating, along with DinarStandard, a US-based firm that tracks the Muslim lifestyle market.

Muslim-majority states such as Egypt, Malaysia and Indonesia were already favourite destinations, but non-Islamic countries are now “taking a serious look” at Muslim holidaymakers…Destinations such as Thailand and Australia, especially the Gold Coast, are already taking into account these travellers’ needs.

Exec summary of the report is here.