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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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Global Muslim Consumer Market Targeted by New Internet Ventures

Written byCrescentrating
on 18 December 2014

An increasing number of new internet ventures are looking to focus on the global Muslim market in a wide range of areas including food, tourism, fashion and credit cards. By doing so, they hope to cater to growing number of Muslims who wish to ensure that more areas of their consumption are religiously permissible. This trend is believed to...

MasterCard’s $2.4 trillion Muslim lifestyle man

Written byCrescentrating
on 15 December 2014

Participation Finance/Banking (Rushdi Siddiqui) / 14 December 2014 Innovation is key for MasterCard in developing best-in-class Islamic payment products and solutions An informative conversation with the man behind MasterCard’s burgeoning presence in the Muslim lifestyle market, Safdar Khan, group country manager for Indonesia, Malaysia and Brunei; and group head of Islamic payments for Southeast Asia at MasterCard. How did you become MasterCard’s group...

Western Countries Turning to Halal Tourism

Written byCrescentrating
on 08 December 2014

With Muslim-friendly tourism on the rise in Europe, Halal-conscious travellers are now looking beyond Muslim countries for travel options. France has become the most-sought-after destination in Europe, followed by England and Italy. The United Kingdom has been named the best Halal-friendly destination by CrescentRating and many hotels across Europe are now starting to catch up with large chains...

Sonesta Hotel El Olivar: Peru's Luxury Muslim-friendly Hotel

Written byCrescentrating
on 05 December 2014

  Peru's first ever hotel to be awarded Muslim-friendly accreditation by CrescentRating - Sonesta Hotel El Olivar - is a five-star luxury hotel in Lima - the vibrant capital of the country. Given a rating of 5 by CrescentRating based on the facilities and services it provides Muslim guests, Sonesta Hotel El Olivar is an excellent Muslim-friendly hotel for travellers in...

Johor Halal Tourism Fair 2014 Records RM500,000 In Sales

Written byCrescentrating
on 02 December 2014

A sales transaction of RM 500,000 has been recorded at the Johor Halal Tourism Fair 2014, held at Plaza Angsana in Johor Bahru, Malaysia. The three-day Halal Tourism Fair held on the 28th, 29th and 30th of November saw the participation of 45 tourist agencies and received a total of over 60,000 domestic and foreign visitors. Industry experts expect...

Why Muslim-friendly Spas are a Hit Amongst Muslim Travellers

Written byCrescentrating
on 18 November 2014

Though spas and wellness treatments are a favourite component of travel amongst many leisure travellers, most Muslim travellers are unable to experience spa treatments since a majority of spas and wellness centres around the world do not meet Islamic values and requirements. However, following the boom in Muslim-friendly travel, this is changing and many wellness centres as well as hotels...

More Non-Muslim Countries Eager to Attract Muslim Tourists

Written byCrescentrating
on 18 November 2014

With facilities such as Halal food and prayer facilities becoming increasingly available in many destinations around the world, Muslim travellers are venturing further into European and Asian destinations such as France, Italy, South Korea and Japan. Japan and South Korea are gradually becoming favourite travel destinations amongst Muslim travellers, with Korean and Japanese tourism boards having partnered with Muslim travel agents...

Japan Successfully Reaching Out to Muslim Travellers

Written byCrescentrating
on 13 November 2014

Due to efforts made by Japan to tap into the Muslim tourist market, facilities for Muslim travellers such as Halal food are being made increasingly available across the country. By tapping into the growing Muslim tourist market, Japan hopes to diversify its tourism industry which has been long dependent on Chinese, Taiwanese and South Korean tourists. Of the...

Sonesta Hotel El Olivar: Peru's Luxury Muslim-friendly Hotel

Written byCrescentrating
on 12 November 2014

Peru's first ever hotel to be awarded Muslim-friendly accreditation by CrescentRating - Sonesta Hotel El Olivar (http://www.crescentrating.com/peru-halal-friendly-accomodation/2788-sonesta-hotel-el-olivar-lima.html) - is a five-star luxury hotel in Lima - the vibrant capital of the country. Given a rating of 5 by CrescentRating based on the facilities and services it provides Muslim guests, Sonesta Hotel El Olivar is an excellent Muslim-friendly hotel for travellers...

Daily FT: Partnership Between MasterCard & CrescentRating

Written byCrescentrating
on 07 November 2014

Daily FT reported on the partnership formed between CrescentRating and MasterCard to develop MasterCard-CrescentRating Global Muslim Travel Index (GMTI). It stated that CrescentRating's annual rankings of Muslim-friendly holiday destinations will be developed into a global index to benefit both Muslim travellers as well as  the travel industry and investors. The agreement was signed at the 10th World Islamic Economic...

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As the Pioneer and world leader in facilitating the development of Halal/Muslim Friendly Travel worldwide, we are passionately focused on helping Muslim travelers explore the world with peace of mind...

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With Crescent Trips app, Muslim travelers can now get in-flight prayer times and direction for all their upcoming flights along with a comprehensive collection of travel Dua (supplications).
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CrescentRating participated in a Seminar we held earlier this year on religiou tourism. They opened our eyes to many aspects of this lucrative market. The team that participated were understand the deands and required best practices for this type of tourism

Mr. Bilal Abuzeid
Execuitve Director, Jordan Inbound Tour Operators Association( JITOA). Jordan
Aug 07, 2014

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