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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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Malaysia to Become the World's Halal Hub by 2020

Written byCrescentrating
on 02 September 2014

Malaysia - one of the best destinations for Muslim travellers - is expected to become the world's Halal hub by the year 2020. As of March 2014, around 4,500 companies in Malaysia have obtained Halal certification - a 35.5% increase from last year. The country's strong involvement in the Halal industry is believed to have a big impact on the national...

Why should front-line staff be aware of the needs of Muslim guests?

Written byCrescentrating
on 22 August 2014

Front-line staff in any industry play an important role in the success of a business, including that of the travel, tourism and the hospitality trade. The interaction they have with the holiday maker can be crucial in making or breaking the holiday experience of the tourist. Although the product itself is very important, for most tourists the quality of the...

Destination Marketing Strategies for Asian Muslim Travelers

Written byCrescentrating
on 21 August 2014

The Muslim population is the fastest growing population in the world and also rising is their education levels, purchasing power and standard of living. This is causing changes in their lifestyles and increasing demand for better quality products and services. The change in their economic power has significant impact on global tourism as this group of more educated and affluent...

More Mosques to be Built in Ireland

Written byCrescentrating
on 18 August 2014

The construction of a new three-story Islamic Centre in north Dublin is set to commence later this year. Valued at $50 million, the centre was approved by the Dublin City Council and will feature a mosque, school as well as an event space. Upon completion, the mosque will be able to accommodate up to 3,000 people, making it the largest...

Japan to Increase Halal Food Exports

Written byCrescentrating
on 18 August 2014

In an effort to promote Halal tourism in the country, Japan is planning to increase its Halal food exports to Muslim countries in South East Asia as well as countries in the Middle East. Major food companies in Japan are taking steps to include Halal products in their product range. Japanese firms in the fields of pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and finance are...

Malaysia’s Prominent Role in Halal Tourism

Written byCrescentrating
on 18 August 2014

Malaysia – the top-ranked destination for Muslim travellers – has always been a prominent centre for Muslim Travelers. With the country's population comprising over 60% Muslims, Malaysia's tourism policy stands on ensuring a hassle-free travel experience for all Muslim travellers and to offer them an environment which is in line with their lifestyles. Malaysia has been a frontrunner in the Halal...

Japan Welcomes Halal Tourism

Written byCrescentrating
on 18 August 2014

Japan is becoming an increasingly popular destination for Muslim travellers. In a bid to attract larger numbers of Muslim travellers, Japan is restructuring its tourist industry in order to better serve the specific needs of Muslims. The importance of the Muslim travel market segment is being realised by numerous countries around the world, with many deciding to embrace Halal tourism. One...

LiveCheapr Inc. to hold 2nd Annual Chicago Halal Food Festival

Written byCrescentrating
on 18 August 2014

LiveCheapr Inc's second annual Chicago Halal Food Festival will be held on October 25th from 11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. and on October 26th from 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. at the UIC Forum in Chicago. Tickets will be priced at $7 for adults while children below the age of 5 may enter free-of-charge. The family-friendly festival offers a wide range...

Why should tour guides be aware of the special needs of Muslims?

Written byCrescentrating
on 18 August 2014

With the growth of the Muslim travel market, tour operators and guides too need to have a thorough understanding of the special needs of Muslim guests in order to effectively attract and provide them with better services. Understanding the preferences and their nuances will help these tour guides provide a better service to this segment of travelers.

Why do you need halal food in your restaurant?

Written byCrescentrating
on 18 August 2014

Starting any business can be a huge challenge and running a restaurant is one of the most challenging of all, yet it can also be one of the most rewarding and satisfying businesses in the world. Most restaurant owners are asking the question why they need to have halal food in their restaurant and the answer is that it helps...

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On behalf of the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy, Republic of Indonesia, We would like to express our heartfelt appreciation for your generous contribution in “the 1st OIC international Forum on Islamic Tourism” on the 2-3 June 2014 in Hotel Borodudur, Jakarta. Your Expertise and ideas you have shared on the topic “What Does It...

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Jul 28, 2014

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