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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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Destination Marketing Strategies for the Muslim Market

Written byCrescentrating
on 28 July 2014

The Muslim travel market is one of the fastest growing travel markets in the world and comprises a significant percentage of the entire travel market. Therefore it is of great importance that the Muslim market segment is taken into consideration when devising destination marketing strategies. With destination marketing it is possible to communicate with potential visitors and ultimately influence their preferences...

Europe To Host First-Ever International Conference On Halal Tourism

Written byCrescentrating
on 14 July 2014

Europe is hosting the first-ever international conference on halal tourism to look at how the industry can capitalise on one of the fastest growing sectors in the world. The Halal Tourism Conference, which is being held on 22 and 23 September 2014, will bring together the global travel industry to discuss ways of tapping into this niche market. The event, which is...

How do Hotels Prepare for Ramadan?

Written byCrescentrating
on 20 June 2014

Ramadan is the religious observance of fasting in Islam and Muslims fast this whole month annually. The date cannot be determined in advance due to the nature of the lunar calendar, however it is expected to begin around the 27th or 28th of June 2014. The dates may vary from country to country as Muslims have to begin and end...

Catering to the Middle Eastern Traveler

Written byCrescentrating
on 20 June 2014

The Middle East is a loosely defined geographic region with most of the countries belonging to western Asia with the exception of Egypt, which is part of Africa, and the north western part of Turkey which is part of Europe. The countries within this region are Egypt, Iran, Turkey, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, Yemen, Syria, the United Arab Emirates, Israel,...

How to Train Hotel Staff to Serve Muslim Guests

Written byCrescentrating
on 11 June 2014

Muslim travelers around the world represent a major marketing opportunity, and are an important segment in the travel, hospitality and tourism industry. With Muslim travelers spending over $120 billion on outbound travel in 2012, and its expected growth in the coming years, many countries are seeing the potential for attracting this segment of travelers. To make a destination Muslim-friendly, countries...

Can you afford to ignore the Muslim segment in your marketing plan?

Written byCrescentrating
on 10 June 2014

The Muslim traveler is an important part of the travel industry, which until recently has not been taken seriously. Most Muslims have had to take care of their requirements or compromise on certain aspects of their holiday needs in order to vacation in different parts of the world. Some even stuck to holidaying in their own country or would travel...

Are Destinations & Airlines becoming Muslim-friendly?

Written byCrescentrating
on 03 June 2014

The Muslim travel industry and the halal food industry are two industries which are growing at a rapid rate. With the increasing demand for better Muslim travel facilities and halal food products many countries are making a huge effort in trying to capture this billion dollar market. Many countries are holding seminars in order to create awareness of the halal...

The Enticing Flavours of Dubai Food

Written byCrescentrating
on 26 May 2014

Finding Halal restaurants in Dubai will be quite a simple task. With almost every restaurant in Dubai serving Halal food, Muslim travellers will be presented with an amazing variety of mouthwatering dishes to choose from – including popular local delights such as shawarmas and falafels. A wide range of food is on offer, with Middle Eastern, Mediterranean and South Asian...

Guide to Muslim-friendly Miami

Written byCrescentrating
on 23 May 2014

Miami, Florida is a fun and lively city located on the Atlantic coast in the United States, well known for its beaches, museums, amazing attractions, recreation and sport facilities, top hotels and beautiful parks. The city is one of the most popular destinations in the world and is America’s most exciting cultural destinations that has something for everyone. With great...

Mosques in Paris

Written byCrescentrating
on 20 May 2014

Paris is the cosmopolitan capital of France, located in the north, on the river Seine. Known as a fashion capital, the city is home to some of the best designer clothing and cosmetic brands in the world. Popular among tourists for its numerous iconic landmarks, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, museums, galleries and Michelin star restaurants, Paris is one of the...

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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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