The ranking has been done based on our view of it being a good holiday destination for 2013 and the level of Halal food availability, prayer facilities, Halal friendly accommodation etc. at the main tourist spots of the destination.
Crescentrating's Top 10 Halal Friendly Holidays Destinations for 2013
|OIC Destinations||Non-OIC Destinations|
Top 10 - OIC Destinations
Malaysia tops our list for the 3rd year running. It also remains the top destination for Muslim holiday makers. It is still the best place to enjoy your holiday and at the same time be completely worry free when it comes to finding Halal food and prayer places almost everywhere.
Malaysia is followed by Egypt, UAE and Turkey, which are great holiday destinations and Muslim travellers will feel comfortable finding Halal food and other Halal friendly services and facilities. This year sees the entry of Saudi Arabia as a "Holiday" destination in our ranking, since more and more Muslim travellers are spending their "holidays" in peforming Umrah or as a part of a trip taking them for Umrah as well as to some other destinations such as Jordan and Turkey.
Saudi Arabia is followed by Indonesia, which has huge potential in attracting the Muslim Travellers. Indonesia has recenty focussed on making it easier to locate halal restaurants and other services for Muslim visitors. Morocco, Jordan, Brunei and Qatar make up the remaining destinations in our top 10. Each of them offering a unique experience while catering to the Muslim traveller's needs.
Top 10 - Non-OIC Destinations
Singapore tops the list in this category this year. Accessibility of Halal food at the main tourist hotspots in Singapore are even comparable to some of the OIC destinations. Singapore is followed by Bosnia & Herzegovina, which is emerging as a popular destination for Muslim travellers. Thailand and South Africa are next on the list. Both these destinations have strong Halal certification bodies making it easier for visitors to find Halal certified food outlets while holidaying there. India, UK, Sri Lanka, Australia, Germany and Hong Kong make up the top 10 in this category. Although these destinations cater to the needs of Muslim Travellers in parts of the destination, accessibility of Halal food and prayer places are still not that straighforward in these destinations.
Crescentrating's Halal Friendly Travel (CRaHFT) Score 2013 for Holiday Destinations
This year we are also releasing for the first time Crescentrating's Halal Friendly Travel (CRaHFT) Score for Holiday Destinations. The score is on a scale of 1 to 10, 10 being the highest, on how Halal friendly the destination is for Muslim holiday visitors. This years' scores cover 50 destinations and will be extended to cover other destinations in the future. The scores are based on Crescentrating's view of how good a holiday destination it is for 2013 and the level of Halal food availability, prayer facilities, Halal friendly accommodation etc. at the main tourist spots of the destination.
|OIC Destinations||CRaHFT Score||Non-OIC Destinations||CRaHFT Score|
|Egypt||6.7||Bosnia & Herzegovina||5.9|
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