Brunei among top 10 Muslim-friendly travel destinations

As one of the hardest hit industries, travel and tourism stakeholders seek answers and solutions for the devastation they experienced amid COVID-19.

The Mastercard-Crescentrating Travel Readiness Report (COVID-19 in Asean 2020) published this week probes into the impact of the pandemic to identify key gaps and tension themes arising from COVID-19. The recognition of such gaps will then allow such stakeholders to gather their action plan for the future of travel and tourism.

The report also said ASEAN as a region is one of the most Muslim-friendly regions in the world. Two destinations (Malaysia and Indonesia) are joint first in the Mastercard-Crescentrating Global Muslim Travel Index (GMTI) 2019.

Brunei Darussalam and Singapore along with Malaysia and Indonesia from ASEAN occupy four of the top 10 ranked destinations in the GMTI. Singapore has been consistently ranked number one among non-Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) destinations. Thailand is ranked 18 overall and second among non-OIC category.

More details on Friday’s Borneo Bulletin