Halal Tourism Executive Program

Transform your organization & the tourism world

  • Upcoming Sessions

    12 to 16 October 2020
    5 days

    *(conference only) *Includes 5 nights accommodation
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  • Registration

    By 31 August 2020

Transform Your Organization & The Tourism World

Today, leaders operate in a world with greater uncertainty, and must move beyond adapting their services towards offering innovative solutions. With the growth in the Halal travel market, this represents a significant opportunity to unlock new blue oceans and serve new markets in the dynamic tourism industry. Together with the world’s leading authority in Halal Travel CrescentRating, key thought-leaders and fellow industry experts, learn how you can grow and innovate your business for the long-run.

How You Benefit

  • Examine key drivers of the Halal Travel space across value chains
  • Gain an in-depth understanding on the evolving factors contributing to the rise of market leadership in Halal tourism

Participant Profile

This program is designed for top executives who hold significant responsibility and who want to unlock the potential of the Halal travel market. Typical participants include CEOs, managing directors, C-suite executives, senior managers, executive vice-presidents, board members and chairpersons.


This program qualifies for the CR Certificate in Halal Tourism Management

Program Outline

  • Recognising Key Profiles and Drivers in Muslim Travel Market
  • Appreciating Socio-Economic and Cultural Dimensions of Halal Travel
  • In-depth Understanding of Faith-based needs of Muslim Travelers
  • Optimizing Service Touchpoints for Muslim Travelers
  • Creating Winning Brands for Halal Travel
  • Capturing Emerging Markets and Technologies Including AI

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Expert Facilitators

Cédomir Nestorovic

Cédomir Nestorovic

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.


Firdaus Yahya

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.


Fazal Bahardeen

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.



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.


Nurhafihz Noor

Nurhafihz Noor is the program director of CrescentRating Academy and has a decade of experience targeting Muslim markets in different industries. Currently a council member of the International Islamic Marketing Association (IIMA) and reviewer for the International Journal of Islamic Marketing and Branding, he has published peer-reviewed journal papers and books on marketing to Halal markets. A Chartered Marketer (UK) and Certified Islamic Marketer (IIMA), he graduated from NUS Business School with a BBA with Merit and UCD with a Master of Science in Marketing. He is also an adjunct lecturer and has an Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment.

Ali Akbar

Ali Akbar Sahiwala

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.

Raudha Zaini

Raudha Zaini

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.

CrescentRating is the first to offer the “Halal Tourism Executive Program” globally. Our program is designed to provide quality training, delivered by world-class experts, for top executives who hold significant responsibilities in the Halal travel market.
Please note that the program fee does not cover for flight and visa. As such you are required to arrange and pay for the visa application and meet any costs associated with flight and visa.
We are constantly planning for new programs to cater to leaders in the Halal travel market. Check our website for updates or contact us for early information of our next program.

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