Indonesia got 2nd Ranks in the World Halal Tourism, Highest in the Communication Category
Indonesia is ranked second as the best halal tourism destination in the world, in the Global Muslim Travel Index (GMTI) 2022 research from Mastercard
In this seventh edition, GMTI 2022 research includes 138 countries in the ranking, both countries with a majority Muslim population and minorities.
Indonesia is ranked second as the best halal or Muslim-friendly tourist destination out of 138 countries in the world, with a total score of 70.
This position is above Saudi Arabia with a score of 70, Turkey 70, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) 66.
Meanwhile, Indonesia is one rank below Malaysia with a slightly different score, which is a difference of four points.
Meanwhile, a neighboring country, Singapore, is the only non-OIC (Organization of Islamic Cooperation) country that has made it into the top 20, at 10th to be exact.
GMTI 2022 grading criteria
For your information, the GMTI criteria are based on the "ACES CrescentRating model", which was unveiled in the 2017 GMTI report.
This ACES model includes four things, namely Access 10 percent, Communications 20 percent, Environment 30 percent, and Services 40 percent.
That is, GMTI makes a ranking based on an assessment of the ease of access to the destination, internal and external communications from the destination, the environment at the destination, and the services provided by the destination.