In the 2017 chart, Russia took 44th place. Among the competitive advantages of halal tourism in Russia, experts named security, a wide network of air routes and the ability to travel with the entire family.
Malaysia toped the ranking as the best Muslim travel destination in the world for the third time in a row. The United Arab Emirates, Indonesia, Turkey and Saudi Arabia made the rest of the top 5. According to the index, the largest number of countries that are suitable for Muslim tourists are located in Asia and Africa.
According to CrescentRating estimates, 121 million Muslim tourists spent 155 billion dollars as they traveled around the world in 2016, making up 10% of the entire tourist market internationally By 2020, the Muslim travel market is forecast to grow to 156 million travelers and $220 billion.