Fiji Sun

Indonesia aims for top spot in Global Muslim Travel Index


Jakarta: Indonesia Tourism Minister Arief Yahya is seeking to push Indonesia to the top of the 2019 Global Muslim Travel Index (GMTI), reported on Tuesday.

The world’s halal destinatio­ns listed in the 2018 Global Muslim Travel Index ranked Indonesia second, after Malaysia.

The archipelag­o stood at third place the year before, after Malaysia and the United Arab Emirates. The GMTI, which was introduced by CrescentRa­ting in co-operation with MasterCard, evaluates and ranks countries based on how well they cater to Muslim l. Indonesia has made it into the top three based on four criteria: access, communicat­ion, environmen­t and services.

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