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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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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...

Startup Asia Jakarta 2014 - How to Market to Muslims

Written byCrescentrating
on 05 November 2014

Mr. Fazal Bahardeen - the CEO of CrescentRating - will be offering advice to startup companies on how they can reach out to Muslim consumers at Startup Asia Jakarta 2014. Held on the 26th and 27th of November, Startup Asia Jakarta 2014 is a large-scale conference that will showcase newly-launched and product-ready tech startups, along with a huge...

New Investments for Malaysian Firms Following 10th WIEF

Written byCrescentrating
on 05 November 2014

A total of 12 memorandum of understanding (MoU) and agreements have been signed between Malaysia and United Arab Emirates partners, following the end of the 10th World Islamic Economic Forum held in Dubai. Conducted by Malaysian counterpart WIEF Foundation under the helm of former deputy prime minister Tun Musa Hitam, the three-day forum ended on the 30th of August...

Indonesia Lags Behind in Islamic Economy

Written byCrescentrating
on 05 November 2014

At the 10th World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF) held in Dubai, Indonesia was identified as having much work to do in improving its infrastructure and regulations to support an Islamic-compliant economy. Industry professionals stated that in addition to Indonesia's large economic size, expansion takes longer due to the country's small scale economy and the large number of un-bankable...

Family Tourism Emerges as Major Growth Area in Islamic Economy

Written byCrescentrating
on 03 November 2014

The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry has stated that the family tourism market segment makes up 12.5% of the entire global tourism market. Industry professionals have noted that the size of the family tourism market segment is larger than the world’s largest conventional tourism market -  the US market - which makes up only 11.4% of the global market....

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...

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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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HalalTrip.com - allows travellers to book flights, hotels and Halal/Muslim friendly holiday and tour packages online. HalalTrip provides travel tips and information on destinations, attractions, airports, Halal restaurants and mosques around the world, with details on what they can offer to Halal-conscious travellers.

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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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Testimonials

Tourism Council WA recently facilicated a workshop on Halal Travel for the WA Tourism Industry. Fazal from CrescentRating was a key speaker at the workshop and provided a much needed insight into the emerging halal market in WA. Fazal was extremely knowledgable, engaging and helped attendees understand the critical factors tha WA’s Tourism Ope...

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Industry Development Manager, Toursim Council WA, Perth Area, Australia
Aug 07, 2014

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