A Media Briefing was held in Singapore on 25th July led by The Hon. Tun Musa Hitam, Chairman of WIEF Foundation along with Tan Sri Ahmad Fuzi Abdul Razak, Secretary General of WIEF Foundation and Datuk Syed Abu Bakar Almohdzar, Managing Director of WIEF Foundation at Intercontinental Hotel. From Singapore, Fazal Bahardeen, Founder & CEO of Crescentrating will be speaking at the 'Developing the Concept of Halal Tourism' at the 9th WIEF and was present at the briefing sharing his perspective on developing the concept of Halal Tourism.
"Crescentrating announced last week the launch of "Crescent Trips" Apple iOS mobile application, for its In-flight Prayer Time Calculator. The Apple iOS application will now enable users to calculate prayer times as well the prayer direction along their flight path on Apple iOS devices using Crescentrating.com's web based Air Travel Prayer Times calculator launched last year."
Für Angehöriger bestimmter Religionen gibt es an Bord von Verkehrsflugzeugen diverse Möglichkeiten, ihren glaubensspezifischen Gepflogenheiten nachzukommen. Sehr häufig in Anspruch genommen werden in diesem Zusammenhang speziell zubereitete Mahlzeiten (beispielsweise kosher oder moslemgerecht). Jetzt bietet der Anbieter "Crescentrating" aus Singapur eine spezielle Smartphone-App, die Moslems bei deren Gebeten hoch über den Wolken unterstützen soll.
Crescentrating, the pioneer and world leader in Halal Travel, announced Dany Bolduc, a former Blackberry and AirAsia executive, as the Chief Operating Officer of the company to steer the business in its next growth phase.
Bolduc is a Canadian national, having over 20 years' experience in executive, senior management and sales leadership roles in the telecommunications, e-commerce and travel industries across North America, Europe and Asia.
"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. Travelers input flight details and are provided with prayer times during the journey and the direction of Mecca."
Comment prier en avion pour un passager ou un PNC de confession musulmane, à savoir à quelle heure faut-il prier et dans quelle direction ? Il est en effet difficile de connaître les horaires de prière, lorsque le vol traverse plusieurs pays, et plusieurs fuseaux horaires. La société singapourienne Crescentrating apporte la solution via son application pour iPhone baptisée 'Crescent Trips'.
Come pregare in aereo per un passeggero di fede musulmana, come conoscere l'ora in cui dobbiamo pregare e in quale direzione? E 'difficile sapere i tempi di preghiera, quando si vola attraverso diversi paesi e fusi orari.
La società singaporese Crescentrating (una società specializzata nell'organizzazione dei viaggi e del turismo per musulmani), fornisce soluzioni attraverso la sua applicazione per iPhone chiamata "Crescent trips".
"Quelques jours après son lancement, l'application iPhone du guide de voyage en ligne Crescentrating affolé tous les compteurs. Impressionnant et significatif.
Souvenez-vous. En 2010, le site Crescentrating, guide en ligne de tourisme halal, se faisait brillamment remarquer en remportant un halal award lors du World Halal Forum dans la catégorie « Travel & Hospitality 2010 » (voyage et hospitalité)."
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Here is a step by step guide on how to use 'Crescent Trips" our Apple iOS app for the in-flight prayer times calculator
August 15th, 2013
The Apple iOS application will now enable uses to calculate prayer times as well the prayer direction along their flight path on Apple iOS devices using Crescentrating.com’s web based Air Travel Prayer Times calculator launched last year.
Based on the departure airport/time and arrival airport/time the In-flight Prayer Calculator allows Muslim travelers the ability to calculate the prayer times and prayer direction along the flight path of their air journey.
The mobile application is designed as an air travel trip planner so that the users can organize the trips and flights according to the destination and access the prayer times and prayer direction in offline mode while in air. It also includes a collection of Islamic travel dua(s) (supplications) in Arabic text and audio playback along with its English translation.
“After a year of trialling our web based calculator we are now excited to release a beta version of the mobile app. There has been a lot feedback on the calculator and we have integrated those features on our mobile app. The mobile app will make it easier for Muslim travellers to make use of the calculator.” said Fazal Bahardeen, CEO of Crescentrating. “We are also planning to release the android version as well as bringing in new features in the next few months” he added.
Since the launch last year of Crescentrating’s web based Air Travel Prayer Time Calculator hosted on its website (www.crescentrating.com), it has been used to calculator prayer times for thousands of flights. With the availability of the mobile app, users will now be able to access prayer times and qiblah direction while in-flight. Along with the feature which allows users to set reminders for the inflight Prayer times, it will be much easier for Muslim travellers to plan their prayers while in-flight.
The app also provides links to get information on prayer facilities and halal food availability at the departure and arrival airports. Crescentrating’s website includes Muslim traveler guides for hundreds of cities around the world.