Singapore, 29 January 2019 – The Mastercard-CrescentRating Halal Travel Frontier 2019 (HTF2019) Report  has identified 17 trends that will shape the next phase of development in the fast growing Halal travel sector. The report analyzes changes in the Halal travel space, and provides insights on how these trends will impact and influence the Muslim traveler. …
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Three quarters of Aussies don’t speak to their neighbors 58 percent want to get to know their neighbors better Mastercard is breaking down the barriers between neighbors in one street in Melbourne, by replacing fences with tennis nets Sydney, 10 January 2019 – Being closer to a neighbor would make 90 percent of Aussies happier, …
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Auckland, 19 December 2018 – As Kiwis rush to complete their Christmas shopping, a quarter of New Zealanders are already planning to make additional purchases in the Boxing Day sales (27%). For Kiwis who don’t need to have gifts under the tree on Christmas Day, 17% said they will defer their gift buying until after …
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Indonesia launches travel index to position as itself a leader in the US$220 Billion Muslim Travel Market and achieve target of five million Muslim Tourist in 2019 The Mastercard-CrescentRating Indonesia Muslim Travel Index (IMTI) 2018 benchmarks ten Indonesian provinces on their readiness to welcome Muslim tourists. Inaugural Indonesia Muslim Travel Index Reveals Lombok, Aceh, and …
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Malaysia and Singapore retain their position at the top of the list of OIC and non-OIC markets respectively for the eighth consecutive year Indonesia sees a rise in its position and is now tied with United Arab Emirates in second place. Singapore retained its premier position amongst non-OIC destinations with a significant improvement in its …
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