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'Crescentrating' launched its first Android mobile application, "CRTravel Guide" targeted at the growing Muslim Travellers from Middle East as well as other countries.
Now the travellers will be able to access the details of Halal Friendly Hotels, Halal Friendly Holiday packages, Destination Guides, Airports Guides, Halal Restaurants etc through a simple and easy to access interface on their Android mobile phones.

Read more:www.muslimvillage.com

Crescentrating announces its Top 10 Halal Friendly Shopping Destinations for 2012. The rankings are based on its surveys and traveler feedback. These ten destinations provide not just a great shopping experience, but also cater well to the needs of Muslim shoppers with Halal food availability, and in most cases easy access to prayer rooms in the main shopping districts/malls.

Read more: www.zawya.com

Sinagpore: As a frequent flier and devout Muslim, businessman Abdalhamid Evans always comes up against the same challenge in the air: when to say his prayers.
Muslims are required to pray five times a day at certain hours, but this schedule becomes complicated when crossing various time zones at thousands of metres above sea level....

Read more: gulfnews.com

DEVOUT Muslims, who pray five times a day at set hours, often run into problems trying to meet their religious obligations when flying across time zones. The Koran, which was written down in an age before air travel, offers little guidance on the issue. But now, fortunately, there's an app for that. Agence-France Presse reports from Singapore.

Read more: www.economist.com

BANGKOK — Tolerance, the Thais have learned, is good for business.

In recent advertising and marketing campaigns, the government here in "the land of smiles" has actively gone after categories of tourists that for reasons of political sensitivity or outright discrimination are shunned in some neighboring countries.

Read more: www.nytimes.com

SINGAPORE: A Singapore-based company has launched an iPhone application alerting Muslims when to pray and in which direction they should face even when they are 35,000 feet in the air. SINGAPORE: A Singapore-based company has launched an iPhone application alerting Muslims when to pray and in which direction they should face even when they are 35,000 feet in the air.

"The Muslim traveller is probably the largest untapped market in the travel industry today," Crescentrating Chief Operating Officer Dany Bolduc said. "It really isn't catered to, as well as it should be given the immense size and potential of this market."

Read more: www.channelnewsasia.com

Savoir quand et dans quelle direction faire sa prière islamique quand on se trouve à 10.000 mètres d'altitude : une application pour iPhone promet de résoudre ce problème qui embarrasse des millions de musulmans.

Read more: quebec.huffingtonpost.ca

Travelers input the flight details and are provided with prayer times during their journey, as well as the direction of the Muslim holy city of Makkah.
Crescentrating, a firm that gives "halal" or Islam-compliant ratings to hotels and other travel-related establishments, plans to make the free app, called Crescent Trips, available to Android smartphones within months, chief executive Fazal Bahardeen said.

Read more: www.arabnews.com

A SINGAPORE-BASED company has launched an iPhone app alerting Muslims when to pray and in which direction they should face - even when they're 35,000 feet in the air.

Read more:www.heraldsun.com.au

A Singapore-based company has launched an iPhone app alerting Muslims when to pray and in which direction they should face even when they're 35 000 feet in the air.

Read more: www.timeslive.co.za

  • Overland Track, Australia

    A popular bush walk in Australia, the Overland Track sees over thousands of walkers visiting the track every year. The Overland Track covers over 65Km and runs from the Cradle Mountain to the Lake St. Claire in the Tasmania region of the country. A number of walkers prefer including the…
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  • Australia Muslim Visitor Info

    CRAHFT SCORE FOR HALAL FRIENDLY DESTINATION

    crahft score 4.7

    MUSLIM POPULATION

    A population of close to 22.7 Million. Muslims account for about 1.7% of the population

    AVAILABILITY OF HALAL FOOD IN AUSTRALIA

    There are some Halal food & restaurant outlets available in the main cities like Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth, especially where there are large concentration of Muslims. In some places such as Gold Coast, it is also easier to find Halal food.

    AVAILABILITY OF MOSQUES (MASJIDS - MASAAJID) IN AUSTRALIA 

    There are some Mosques spread around the country.  

    LANGUAGES SPOKEN

    Around 80% of the population speak English. Chinese & Italian are considered the next most common languages spoken. Chinese approximately 2.1% & Italian 1.9%

    IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS

     Australian Federation of Islamic Councils (AFIC): +61 283032100

  • General Traveller Information on Australia

    ADMINISTRATIVE CAPITAL: Canberra

    COMMERCIAL CAPITAL: Sydney

    GEOGRAPHY
    The sixth largest country in the world Australia has many attractions to visit. Australian mainland has a total coastline of 35,876 km.

    CLIMATE

    The temperature varies widely in Australia based on the time of the year and the area (The Desert areas tend to have high temp while the costal parts of the country are lower).

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