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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.

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 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


Grand BlueWave Hotel Shah Alam Malaysia Awarded the Highest Possible Muslim-friendly Rating of 7

Written bySubhashini
on 23 June 2015

Having earned itself the highest-possible Muslim-friendly rating of 7 by CrescentRating, Grand Bluewave Hotel Shah Alam is one of Malaysia's finest Halal-friendly hotels located in the in the heart of Shah Alam. The luxurious 5-star hotel is an excellent option for business travellers and offers Muslim guests a wide range of services and facilities that cater to all their requirements.

Chinese Muslims to drive Halal tourism growth

Written bySubhashini
on 22 June 2015

China’s growing Muslim population has been identified as a high potential source market for Islamic destinations. Experts note that the rapid expansion of China’s Muslim population has resulted in inflated demand for travel from China to centres of the Islamic faith. By 2030, China’s Muslim community is expected to represent 2.1% of the Republic’s total population. China is becoming the largest source...

Al Jawhara Hotels & Apartments: Excellent Muslim-Friendly Facilities Perfected by Traditional Islamic Hospitality

Written bySubhashini
on 22 June 2015

The Jawhara group of hotels comprise an impressive portfolio of two Muslim-friendly hotels - Al Jawhara Gardens Hotel and Al Jawhara Metro Hotel - as well as a luxury apartment complex - Jawhara Hotel Apartments – located in the heart of Dubai. Each accommodation option has been awarded high Muslim-friendly hotel ratings by CrescentRating and offers a wealth of facilities...

East Lancashire firms urged to target Halal tourism

Written bySubhashini
on 22 June 2015

Businesses in East Lancashire who supply products and services to Muslims are being urged to tap into the global boom in halal tourism. Industry experts stated that Halal tourism could provide a key growth area for the Lancashire economy - especially the huge Turkish travel market. They noted that regardless of faith, those those who provide products for Muslim consumers will be...

Thailand rolls out new campaign to woo Muslim travellers

Written bySubhashini
on 22 June 2015

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is allocating 10–15 per cent of its annual marketing budget to a new campaign focused on promoting the country as a Muslim-friendly tourism destination. The Muslim Friendly Destination campaign was launched at the recently-held Thailand Travel Mart Plus. In addition to Muslim countries in the region such as Brunei, Malaysia and Indonesia, Thailand's promotional activities look...

Royal Plaza on Scotts: A Luxury Retreat for Muslim Travellers in Singapore

Written bySubhashini
on 22 June 2015

Being one of Singapore's most reputed hotels, Royal Plaza on Scotts is an award-winning luxury hotel located a mere 5 minute walk away from Orchard Road – the country's popular retail and entertainment hub and prominent tourist attraction. The world-renowned 4 star business hotel in Singapore is an excellent option for Muslim travellers and offers numerous Halal-friendly facilities for guests....

Malaysia aims 5% annual growth of Muslim tourists

Written bySubhashini
on 22 June 2015

Malaysia expects Muslim visitor arrivals to grow at an average of 5% annually amid growing demand for Islamic tourism products. Islamic Tourism Centre (ITC) director general Zulkifly Md Said said the country received 5.5 million Muslim travellers last year, with the number likely to reach six million this year. Zulkifly urged Malaysian travel agents to capture the opportunities in the segment,...

More restaurants in Taiwan gain Halal certification

Written bySubhashini
on 22 June 2015

Taiwan's Tourism Bureau said several restaurants, including some in Taipei 101, the National Palace Museum and scenic Sun Moon Lake have earned Halal certification. The bureau said in a news conference on Friday that 24 restaurants recently received certification from the Chinese Muslim Association, bringing the total number with Halal certification in Taiwan to 70. The growing number of Halal restaurants...

Introducing Travel Point LLC - Oman's First Travel Agency to be Accredited by CrescentRating

Written bySubhashini
on 19 June 2015

Being one of Oman's leading travel service providers, Travel Point LLC joined the growing global community of Muslim-friendly travel agents by recently becoming a CrescentRated travel agent – the first travel agent in Oman to do so. Travel Point LLC offers a range of Muslim-friendly tours and travel options that meet the specific needs and requirements of Muslim travellers. The accommodation...

New Airline in Southern Thailand Targets Muslims

Written bySubhashini
on 18 June 2015

With an aim to tap into the unmet demand in Thailand's predominantly Muslim southern border provinces, a new airline has been established, providing direct flights to Saudi Arabia for pilgrims traveling to Mecca and other Islamic holy cities. The airline plans to begin with flights direct to Jeddah from both Narathiwat and Bangkok. The company may eventually operate a Jeddah-Bangkok-Narathiwat-Jakarta route,...

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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...

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

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