Thailand Declared as a Muslim Friendly Tourism Destination

The Global Muslim Travel Index 2019 has named Thailand as a friendly country for Muslim travelers. The GMTI 2019 shows that Thailand ranked second among the top 10 preferred destinations for Muslim travel among countries outside of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and also ranked 18th out of 130 destinations for Muslims worldwide.

Halal tourism is one of the fastest-growing tourism sectors, with faith-based needs and behaviour from Islamic travellers gaining, according to the Global Muslim Travel Index (GMTI) 2019, an annual survey by Mastercard and CrescentRating.