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Muslim Business Traveler Insights 2016 | MasterCard & CrescentRating

Consumer Behavior | Global

The Muslim population is growing rapidly and is expected to reach 26% of the world’s population by 2030. So as a result, Muslims represent a huge market should be targeted and get benefit from.

  • There were 117 million international Muslim visitor arrivals in 2015 and this is predicted to reach 168 million by 2020.
  • Leisure is the key reason for Muslims’ traveling, 75% of Muslim travel is for leisure, 10% is for religious travel such as Hajj and Umrah.
  • Most of the business trips (41%) are 3 to 4 days long, while the typical business trip is 5 to 6 days long.
  • 69% of travelers surveyed said that they sometimes combined business and leisure travel.
  • Safety, security & religious tolerance are the key concern of business travelers of the country they are planning to visit.
  • About 1 in 7 business travelers avoid traveling during the Muslim month of fasting (Ramadan).
  • In terms of finding information, 88% of business travelers depend mainly on online research when planning their trips.
  • More than 50% of business travelers are making their own air tickets book and more than 60% of them are making their own accommodation.

Muslim Business Traveler Insights 2016, MasterCard & CrescentRating


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