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The World's Leading Authority on Halal/Muslim Friendly Travel - Connecting you to the Muslim Traveler

CrescentRating is the trailblazing travel and tourism business that has been enabling its clients to increase sales and profitability by effectively connecting with the niche and lucrative Halal conscious Muslim traveler.

Since 2009, we have been driving sales and profitability for a broad range of our clients across the globe by enabling them to better connect with the Muslim traveler. Our in-depth understanding of the lifestyle, behaviour and specific needs of the Muslim traveler has enabled us to ensure our clients identify the right approach to effectively appeal to the hearts and minds of the Muslim traveler and capture a significant share-of-wallet of this segment.

Whether you are a tourism board, a hotel chain, a mall operator, an airport, a hospital or a tourist attraction, we can provide an array of services that enable you to evaluate your current offerings and build your capabilities to better appeal to the Halal conscious Muslim traveler.

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Understand the Muslim Travelers

We offer an extensive suite of onsite workshops, training modules and webinars that enable you and your staff to better service the Halal-conscious Muslim traveller.

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Adapt products and services

We help you evaluate your current offerings and offer strategic recommendations for improvements. Our rating helps you benchmark your services and facilities.

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Reach out to the Market

We help destinations and businesses effectively connect with the Muslim traveller. These include Destination Marketing Strategy development, Muslim Visitor Guide development, etc.

CrescentRating Standards

Crescentrating Standards

CrescentRating is the globally recognized independent rating and accreditation standard for Halal-friendly travel services. Our ratings and accreditations are trusted by a growing audience of Halal-conscious leisure and business travelers who rely on our insights to make key travel decisions for themselves and their families. Contact us now to get your services and facilities CrescentRated.

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Annual Ranking

Every year, we rank holiday destinations around the world based on their overall Halal/Muslim-friendliness. Rankings are based on in-depth research and analysis of data such as the availability of Halal food, prayer facilities and Muslim-friendly accommodation options. Browse through our rankings over the years.

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CrescentRating News

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Halal Tourism Flourishing in GCC States

Written byCrescentrating
on 27 October 2014

Recent studies have indicated that GCC states are responsible for a large percentage of the world's total travel expenditure. Hotel owners in UAE have noted that a large number of their guests are from GCC states, who visit the destination to enjoy a hassle-free Halal holiday. The Muslim travel market was worth as much as $130 billion in 2012...

Vietnam Gaining Popularity Amongst Muslim Travellers

Written byCrescentrating
on 15 October 2014

The number of Muslim travellers visiting Vietnam has seen a considerable growth over the last few years. The country is becoming a popular travel destination amongst Muslim travellers - particularly from Indonesia, Malaysia, India and the Middle East - due to the availability of affordable tours and commodity prices. Vietnam is now focusing on targeting more Muslim visitor arrivals...

Singapore Companies have the edge in Muslim Tourism

Written byCrescentrating
on 13 October 2014

Industry experts have noted that Singapore companies have the edge in Muslim-friendly tourism and are presently using their familiarity with Muslim-friendly travel to tap into further business opportunities. CrescentRating has been identified as one such company for its research, consultancy and training services on Muslim travel. Singapore companies are expected to extend their knowledge and expertise to assist countries...

Andalucia to focus on Halal Tourism

Written byCrescentrating
on 13 October 2014

Following Europe's first conference on Halal tourism, travel industry experts have predicted Spain's Andalucia to become a hub of interest for Muslim travellers and holidaymakers. Andalucia has been garnering a lot of interest from Muslim travellers due to its Islamic heritage. Industry experts believe that it is ideally positioned to capture a larger share of the growing Muslim market....

Alanda Hotel Marbella Becomes Spain's First Halal Certified Hotel

Written byCrescentrating
on 07 October 2014

Muslim travellers looking for a Muslim-friendly hotel in Spain need look no further. Alanda Hotel Marbella has received recognition for its efforts to cater to Muslim guests and was recently awarded a Muslim-friendly rating of 4 by CrescentRating, based on the services and facilities it offers Muslim guests. Located on Marbella's Golden Mile overlooking the expansive Mediterranean Sea and beautiful...

The Huffington Post's Guide to Halal Tourism

Written byCrescentrating
on 03 October 2014

Following Europe's first conference on Halal tourism which took place in Spain last week, American online news website The Huffington Post published an introduction and guide to Halal tourism. The guide provides a quick introduction to Halal tourism and highlights its various aspects such as the necessity of Halal food and prayer facilities while travelling and how Muslim-friendly...

Halal Tourism in Maldives

Written byCrescentrating
on 01 October 2014

The Maldive Islands or more commonly known as Maldives has always been knows as a romantic getaway for honeymooners. With over a 100 remote, ‘resort islands’, Maldives offers a private and personalized holiday like no other. It is home to picturesque, secluded beaches, incredibly fresh seafood, crystal clear lagoons, friendly people and a number of exhilarating water sports; making it...

Japan Halal Expo 2014 to be held on November 26th and 27th

Written byCrescentrating
on 29 September 2014

Japan Halal Expo 2014 - a major halal-themed international expo - will be held in Chiba Prefecture in November, in response to the recent increase in Muslim tourists to Japan. The Halal food expo will be held on two days - on the 26th and 27th of November - at the Makuhari Messe convention center in Chiba with...

Halal Japanese Food Becoming More Accessible to Tourists

Written byCrescentrating
on 25 September 2014

Authentic Japanese cuisine - also known as Washoku - is becoming increasingly available for Muslim tourists in Japan. The Malaysia Halal Corporation has been actively involved in providing Halal certification for various restaurants and eateries. Narita Airport in Tokyo already offers two Halal outlets - Kineyamugimaru Restaurant and Agetatenoaji, Tentei - which are popular Muslim-friendly restaurants located on 5th...

Turkey's Muslims Preparing for Upcoming Haji Pilgrimage

Written byCrescentrating
on 04 September 2014

Muslims in Turkey (http://www.crescentrating.com/turkey-guide-for-muslim-travelers.html) are preparing for the annual Haji pilgrimage coming up in October this year. The first group of pilgrims are set to depart on the 1st of September and will see a dry run of hajj rites. A special ceremony will see off the pilgrims at the Esenboğa airport in Ankara.For the full article and more information, please...

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Royal Plaza on Scotts has been a close business partner of CrescentRating since 2009. We have gained invaluable exposure and insights in the world of Muslim- friendly travel. CrescentRating provides us with a superior platform to reach Muslim travellers across the globe through their comprehensive website, sizable social media channels and conne...

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Aug 07, 2014

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