The MasterCard-CrescentRating Muslim Shopping Travel Index 2015 (MTSI 2015) has revealed Muslim travelers spent a total of $62 billion globally in shopping and dining. The research showed that shopping expenditure by Muslims in 2014 amounted to $36 billion, while dining expenditure amounted to $26 billion.
Istanbul was fifth on the overall list of 40 cities in the MTSI 2015 while Antalya came sixth which was topped by Dubai in the number one spot.
The MTSI 2015 provides a deeper look at two key components of the traveler consumer experience – shopping and dining. We see this as an important resource not only for us to better understand this significant and fast-growing traveler segment, but also a source of data that will inform and support the efforts of our partners in the travel industry,” said Matthew Driver, Group Executive, Global Products and Solutions, Asia Pacific, MasterCard.
Singapore scored 71.6 on the Index making it the number one ranked city from the non-OIC countries and third in the overall list.
London was number four on the overall list with an Index of 64.7 while Istanbul came fifth with a scoring of 64.2 and Antalya in sixth with a score of 61.2.
The top 10 OIC destinations in the MTSI 2015 are:
|1||1||Dubai||United Arab Emirates||79.5|
|10||12||Sharjah||United Arab Emirates||55.3|
The top 10 non-OIC destinations in the MTSI 2015 are:
|5||15||New York||United States||49.9|
|9||19||Cape Town||South Africa||39.4|
|10||20||Hong Kong||Hong Kong||39.0|
The full report is available here http://mtsi.crescentrating.com/.