It has been reported that France has become the most favorable European travel destination by tourists of Muslim descent. Out of a total 400 Muslims that were asked for their favorite destination, 30% chose France, 27% tied between Italy and England and 26% tied between Turkey and Germany. France is most popular amongst visitors from Malaysia, with nearly 30% choosing France as their top European destination.
These 2014 results were released earlier this week from the Halal Tourism Conference which was held in Spain. According to these results, last year the sector for tourism was worth about $140 billion, and they are expecting a rise to $192 billion by the year 2020. In just the UK, the tourists from Middle East countries spent a total of $1.8 billion in the year 2013 on European destinations. Over time, not only is the amount of money spent on these destinations supposed to rise, but the amount of people visiting from the Middle East will also rise.