About Us

CrescentRating is the world’s leading authority on halal-friendly travel. The company’s vision is to lead, innovate and drive this segment through practical and deliverable solutions in what is regarded today as one of the fastest growing segments in the tourism sector. The company uses insight, industry intelligence. lifestyle, behaviour and research on the needs of the Muslim traveller to deliver authoritative guidance on all aspects of halal-friendly travel to organisations across the globe. The primary aim of CrescentRating is to enable Muslim travellers to explore the world with peace of mind so that it can benefit Travellers, Travel Service providers, our Stakeholders and the Community as a whole. Our Commitment is to be the Credible, Knowledgeable and Globally Trusted brand for Halal/Muslim friendly Travel.

Why is CrescentRating the world’s leading authority on Halal-friendly travel

  • Our Experience

    Over the last 7 years, we have used extensive insights, industry intelligence, lifestyle, behaviour and research on the needs of the Muslim traveller to deliver authoritative guidance on all aspects of the market to organisations worldwide. This has enabled us to drive sales and profitability for a broad range of our clients across the globe by enabling them to better connect with the Muslim traveller.

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    Our Services

    CrescentRating’s unique rating and accreditation service, which combines detailed analysis and assessment, is now the globally recognized premier independent standard for the Muslim travel market. Our industry-leading services also include research & consultancy, workshops & training, destination marketing, event support and content provisioning.

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  • Our Global Partners

    MasterCard-CrescentRating Global Muslim Travel Index (GMTI) is an annual Index which benchmarks and monitors the growth of this segment. It is now the most comprehensive research and premier resource available for the sector.

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    Our Clients

    CrescentRating services are now used by every tier of the tourism industry globally, from government bodies, tourism agencies to hospitality service providers, on how they can meet and serve the needs of the Muslim traveller. They include tourism boards, city governments, hotels, restaurants, travel agents, tour operators, spas, retail operators, airports and tourist attractions.

Our Team

Fazal Bahardeen


Fazal Bahardeen is the Founder of Crescentrating, setting up the world's first Travel portal dedicated to the Halal conscious travelers

Shinjan Sarangi


Shinjan brings with him a decade of Business Development, Partnerships and Sales strategy experience, having previously worked with Unilever and Nivea. He has been actively involved in the Travel Tech space over the past 4 years having headed Business Development and Sales for India’s biggest OTA.

Nitin Awasti

(Head of Technology)

Nitin is the in-house programming expert. He brings in vast experience in fields of programming, designing and leading technology teams for startups. Nitin heads our technology development team, overseeing operations for CrescentRating and HalalTrip, on Web and Mobile.

Board of Advisers

Rushdi Siddique

A Startup expert and mentor; having worked with Fortune 500 companies, co-founded startups and invested in many more; Rushdi occupies Advisory Board positions across multiple startups, operating globally

Mirza Yawar Baig

An eminent personality in the Halal space, Mirza Yawar Baig had gained international repute as a speaker, coach and leadership trainer

Rehan Pathan

Rehan heads international business for Jadwa Investment, a $7 billion fund based in UAE overseeing investments in GCC region, North Africa, Europe and South East Asia.

Fahad Moti Khan

A Start-up mentor and investor, Fahad has successfully built and grown some of India’s most promising start-ups. As the CEO of Technology 9 Labs, his portoflio includes investments across Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain Technology, Food Tech, Travel Tech and Fintech

Our Representatives

Datuk Mohd ilyas

(ASEAN Region)

Global Headquarters

Tel: +65 6702 4098
Email: [email protected]

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