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The World's Leading Authority on Halal Travel - Connecting you to the Muslim Traveller

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.

Who can benefit from our expertise


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.


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.


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.

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CrescentRating is the globally recognized independent rating and accreditation standard for Muslim-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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Chaaya Tranz Hikkaduwa: For Muslim Travellers at Sri Lanka’s Southern Coast

Written bySubhashini
on 01 October 2015

Chaaya Tranz Hikkaduwa is an excellent option for Muslim travellers who plan to visit Sri Lanka’s beautiful southern coast. Conceptualised as a transformational seaside holiday resort in the heart of the tropics, the luxury Muslim-friendly 4 star resort offers a truly one-of-a-kind experience – replete with facilities and services to ensure a flawless stay. Chaaya Tranz Hikkaduwa also offers numerous...

CrescentRating and MasterCard Officially Launch Muslim Travel Shopping Index 2015!

Written bySubhashini
on 29 September 2015

CrescentRating and MasterCard have officially released the results of the Muslim Travel Shopping Index 2015, revealing the world's best shopping destinations for Muslim travellers in 2015!  Both Dubai and Singapore topped the rankings on the index – in the OIC category and non-OIC category respectively – to claim the title of being the world's best shopping destinations for Muslim travellers. A...

AVANI Bentota Resort & Spa - Luxury Muslim-Friendly Accommodation in Bentota

Written bySubhashini
on 23 September 2015

Nestled along Sri Lanka's beautiful Bentota Beach, AVANI Bentota Resort Spa is luxury designer boutique hotel that offers the ultimate in relaxed comfort and contemporary living. The 5 Star Beach Resort offers a wealth of facilities to meet the requirements of all its guests – including sufficient facilities for Muslim guests. Based on how well it can cater...

Jeju Island Launches New Visitor Guide for Muslim Tourists

Written bySubhashini
on 21 September 2015

A comprehensive visitor guide for Muslim tourists has officially been launched by Jeju Island, highlighting what the popular South Korean destination has to offer Muslims. The launch of the visitor guide hopes to reach out to the lucrative Muslim travel market – a segment that is now worth $145 billion – and thus drive more Muslim tourists to Jeju Island. Compiled...

Experience “Real” Maldives with Secret Paradise Maldives

Written bySubhashini
on 17 September 2015

For Muslim travellers who wish to enjoy a truly authentic experience of the Maldives, Secret Paradise Maldives is the ideal choice.  Unlike other tour operators that too often stick to the expensive “one island, one resort” model, Secret Paradise Maldives takes on a different approach by working directly with local islands to ensure that travellers are able to learn more about...

Tourism Australia Launches New Visitor Guide for Muslim Tourists

Written bySubhashini
on 03 September 2015

Over the years, one of the biggest issues that the Muslim traveller has faced has been finding suitable facilities on their trips abroad. Research by CrescentRating has established how Muslims tourists love travelling and exploring the world in a segment worth $145 billion. The tourism industry is starting to recognise the need to create a strategy to target the Muslim consumer...

Orlando Airport to Construct Prayer Room for Muslim Travellers

Written bySubhashini
on 14 August 2015

Orlando International Airport - an International Airport in Florida, USA - has made plans to implement a prayer room for Muslim travellers following Emirates Airlines' decision to offer non-stop flights in an out of Orlando in March. The airport will be spending approximately $250,000 to construct a prayer room that will open for Emirates’ inaugural flight on September 1. The place...

CrescentRating launches the World's First-Ever Halal Travel Glossary

Written bySubhashini
on 12 August 2015

CrescentRating, the world’s leading authority on Halal tourism, has officially launched the world's first-ever Halal Travel Glossary. The new guide is a comprehensive and unique collection of key terms and expressions related to the $145 billion Halal travel market. It is the first of its kind and serves as an excellent resource for travel professionals and businesses to gain a better...

The World’s First-Ever Halal Travel Glossary Launched

Written bySubhashini
on 12 August 2015

The world’s leading authority on Halal travel today launched a new glossary providing access to a wealth of terminology used in one of the fastest growing sectors globally. CrescentRating has published a new guide which promotes accurate and consistent use of terms in the Halal travel market. Over 150 terms and concepts have been entered and validated with regular updates planned...

Thai Visitor Numbers Surge 38%

Written bySubhashini
on 11 August 2015

With tourist arrivals in July 2015 having risen by 38% year-on-year, Thailand is experiencing a surge in tourist arrivals at the peak of the first high season this year. The number of Middle Eastern visitors grew strongly, which shows that the shifting focus of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) not just towards East Asia, but also the Middle East...

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After hearing CrescentRating present at the WTM in Kuala Lumpur it was clear they had excellent knowledge on Halal travel that would be beneficial to our New Zealand tourism industry. We invited Fazal to New Zealand to assist us with a roadshow of workshops for our New Zealand operators to build their knowledge of this market’s need and how be...

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Aug 07, 2014

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