MC-CR: Istanbul No.5 destination for 2015 Muslim Travel Shopping Index


Istanbul is the fifth top rated destination out of the 40 cities surveyed in the 2015 Muslim Travel Shopping Index 2015 published by MasterCard CrescentRating, with an overall score of 64.2. By this measure, its rating is only slightly less than that of London. Istanbul has the edge over London in relation to muslim shopping expenditure (rating of 48.6 vs 30.5), halal dining options, access to prayer places, airport facilities, and visa requirements. It lags in terms of overall shopping expenditure, relevant language skills and safety.

Source : September 2015/MC-CR/Istanbul/RET