Amid an rising variety of international locations readying their locations to welcome Muslim vacationers, feminine Muslim travellers are thought-about to be an vital contributor to the rise of the halal tourism business.
In accordance with a latest report launched by monetary expertise firm Mastercard and halal tourism business service supplier CrescentRating, 71 per cent of those Muslim ladies had been discovered to journey with relations in 2018, whereas 29 per cent went on journeys with feminine companions.
Curiously, out of roughly 63 million feminine travellers, two-thirds of whom had been age 40 years or beneath, as much as 28 per cent launched into solo journeys, indicating an rising ardour amongst this explicit phase to discover the world.
By way of spending, these younger Muslim feminine travellers contributed fairly considerably to the business. In accordance with an announcement on Friday, these ladies spent greater than US$80 billion (S$108 billion) in whole throughout their journeys final yr, a quantity that’s predicted to extend sooner or later.
In accordance with the behaviour of younger individuals, greater than half of those solo travellers flip to social media to search out info relating to lodging, provides and eating places.
Eating at halal locations is of course vital, with as much as 94 per cent of survey respondents mentioning it as a precedence.
Moreover, entry to praying rooms for girls (86 per cent) and female-only spas and salons (79 per cent) are additionally excessive on their itineraries, in addition to eco-friendly locations once they journey overseas (73 per cent).
“Feminine Muslim travellers are set to discover the world. With their younger age and excessive motivation, they’re able to work together with the tourism business suppliers [who are prepared] to welcome them and supply journey experiences that target their values and group,” stated Mastercard market product administration vice chairman Aisha Islam within the assertion.
“This report goals to provide info that might assist tourism business gamers create services and products for this phase,” she added.