CrescentRating Academy Executive Program is definitely the best to learn and share the latest insights on the industry.
The program was very insightful and informative. Due to all of your support, we were able to set out the results achieved.
Tourism bodies attend world’s first halal travel academy to better understand Muslim travelers – July 31, 2018
The training in Singapore was really informative and useful from many aspects. The key aspect was around understanding the needs of the Muslim millennial travelers, how they decide on travel destinations, as well as their interactions with local cultures without compromising their faith-based needs.
The statistics of the potential buying power and continuing growing Muslim travelers has made me understand that there is a need to cater for this segment. At the same time, the insights shared by Shaza Hotels was very informative and made me understand how brands can adapt to the needs of the Muslim traveler.
The Halal Tourism Executive program provided an excellent platform to gain critical insights, quality information and relevant strategies to develop Halal tourism effectively in destinations. The highly engaging and interactive program was instrumental towards enhancing the participants' awareness of the lucrative market's potentials, needs, and tourism demands.
Ali Akbar Sahiwala is the Creative Director and Founder at Rehla Design, a strategic design consultancy that creates meaningful brands and experiences. Ali's work spans across sectors, with a special focus on branding for the Islamic Economy. Ali received his M.P.S. degree in Design Management at Pratt Institute in New York, in 2015. He also holds an Honours B.A. in Architecture and Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Toronto.
Nisha is the founder and principal consultant of Elevated Consultancy and Training. She is a management consultant, tourism/hospitality practitioner, corporate trainer and academic with more than 25 years extensive experience. Nisha provides strategic management/ marketing consultation and involved in human capacity building in emerging destinations. Nisha has been a keynote speaker, panelist, presenter and guest lecturer at conferences, exhibitions and in academic institutions. She is currently pursuing her PhD in the area of tourism.
Professor Cédomir Nestorovic is Professor of International Marketing and Geopolitics at ESSEC Business School. He has taught at ESSEC for more than 20 years and is also the Academic Co-Director of the MBA program at the Arabian Gulf University, Manama, Bahrain, as well as a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Islamic Marketing edited by Emerald. He was awarded the title of “Professor of the Week” by The Financial Times in 2012.
Fazal Bahardeen is an Entrepreneur in the Muslim Lifestyle & Halal Travel Space. He founded CrescentRating in 2008, along with the world’s first rating system to rate travel & tourism services for their Muslim friendliness. Currently, he overlooks two leading brands in the Halal travel segment; CrescentRating and HalalTrip. Prior to this, he held senior management roles at Alcatel-Lucent, based in Europe & Asia.
Dr Firdaus Yahya obtained his Bachelor's Degree in Arabic Language and Literature from the world-renowned Al-Azhar University, Egypt. He then attained his Masters in Quran and Prophetic Sayings (Quran & Hadith) from the International Islamic University, Malaysia and his Ph.D in Islamic Science from International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilization. He is regularly invited as speaker and trainer for various seminars and conferences locally and overseas. He is also a gazetted member of the Fatwa Committee of Singapore.
Raudha Zaini is the Marketing Manager of HalalTrip – a leading global community platform for Muslim travelers. She leads and manages projects with partners and International Tourism Boards in destination marketing and campaigns. Her aim is to translate her passion for travel as a millennial into innovative products that offer useful and unique experiences to all Muslim travelers.
Halal Media Japan is Japan’s Halal leading portal site. Yoko-san has been helping SMEs to develop overseas business since 1992. He holds MBA degree from Kenichi Ohmae Graduate School of Business and awarded encouragement award for his work titled “Management Strategy for Japanese SMEs in Halal Industry”. He was also awarded Entrepreneur Honouree 2016 from Singapore Malay Chamber of Commerce & Industry.
Zuraimi Jumaat is the executive director of Hub International Pte Ltd, and Pure and Good Management Pte Ltd. He was formerly from the Halal Certification Strategic Unit (Muis) and served as a consultant for Warees Halal Limited. With over 15 years of experience in both statutory board and private sector practice spanning Asia, Europe and the Middle East, he has assisted more than 400 companies in their Halal business processes. He also works with government agencies, non-profit organisations and SMEs to better tap into the halal industry.
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