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17 Oct 2016

World’s First-Ever Halal Personal Development Retreat Launched Targeting the Urban Muslim Traveler

The world’s first-ever Halal personal development retreat has been launched combining spirituality with personal development for the fast-growing urban global Muslim traveler. The Productive Muslim Retreat will be a unique personal developm...

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12 Oct 2016

HalalTrip Launches a Series of Halal Culinary Tours with Celebrity Chefs

HalalTrip is partnering with celebrity chefs across various destinations to launch unique Halal culinary tours for food and travel enthusiasts. With Muslim visitors expected to spend approximately USD $28 billion on food alone by 2017, HalalT...

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26 Sep 2016

Marco Polo - Muslim-Friendly Accommodation in the Heart of Manila

Sitting in the heart of Manila, in the center of the business hub is Marco Polo Ortigas Manila. This luxurious 5-star hotel in the Phillipines is ideal for anyone who is on a business venture or for anyone on a holiday. The hotel offers 316 we...

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15 Sep 2016

Halal Tourism or Muslim-Friendly Tourism?

There is now a growing interest in Halal tourism from the perspectives of both industry and academic research. Many stress the fact that any strategy to develop or market Halal tourism products and services must be guided by Islamic teachings an...

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14 Sep 2016

Halal Tourism in a Muslim Country: What is Next?

The marketing of Halal tourism can be complex due to the fact that non-Muslim tourists and Muslim tourists react differently to it. The basic premise is non-Muslims perceive destinations in some Islamic countries as different from ‘Western’ ...

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22 Aug 2016

Inspiring Change at the Innovation 4 Impact Competition 2016

The Innovation 4 Impact Competition 2016 commencing from October 11th to 12th will be a major highlight at the Global Islamic Economy Summit 2016 (GIES 2016) that will be held at the Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai. The theme for this year’s competit...

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05 Aug 2016

How to Be a Muslim-Friendly Restaurant

Creating a Muslim-friendly restaurant is the way to capture Muslims diners. Making a few changes to the facilities that adequately cater to Muslim needs could increase their perception of the restaurant and make them keen to have their meals t...

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02 Aug 2016

HalalTrip and Mastercard Commit to Supporting Global Muslim Tourism Growth

Jakarta, 2 August 2016 – To cater to a growing demand for Halal travel, HalalTrip – the online platform for Muslim travelers and a sister brand of CrescentRating, the world’s leading authority on Halal-friendly travel – in partnership wi...

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14 Jul 2016

Fasting During Shawwal

In the 9th month of the Islamic calendar or Ramadan, Muslims around the world undergo a month-long duration of fasting in which they are prohibited from eating, drinking, smoking as well as intimacy from dawn and dusk. This ends with the Eid cel...

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12 Jul 2016

The Best Years to Spend Ramadan in Muslim-Friendly Countries

The criteria used in the MasterCard-CrescentRating Ramadan Travel Report were based on the convenience, comfort and ease of travel, and not from the perspective of Islamic rewards. As such, focuses on the following three themes: Average...

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11 Jul 2016

Impact of Ramadan on Non-OIC Destinations

According to the MasterCard-CrescentRating Ramadan Travel Report 2016, from 2016 to 2030, the positions of the non-OIC destinations will vary significantly due to the increase in attractiveness of OIC destinations for Muslim travelers during the...

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01 Jul 2016

The Story of Eid Around the World

After a month long of fasting, spiritual contemplation and an overall adjustment of lifestyles, perhaps no other event is more joyous to Muslims around the world than the festival of Eid al-Fitr. The celebration of Eid itself and its many unique...

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28 Jun 2016

Impact of Ramadan on Southeast Asian Destinations

From 2016 to 2030, the scores of Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Brunei and Thailand in the MasterCard-CrescentRating Ramadan Travel Report 2016, in terms of how friendly these destinations are for Muslim travelers in Ramadan, remain largely unc...

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27 Jun 2016

Impact of Ramadan on Saudi Arabia Achieving Its Vision 2030

Makkah and Medina in Saudi Arabia serve as the top destinations from a religious perspective, regardless of the three criteria used for the analysis in the MasterCard-CrescentRating Ramadan Travel Report 2016 (average daytime temperature, fastin...

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24 Jun 2016

Impact of Ramadan on GCC Destinations

From 2023 to 2030, Ramadan will occur during the months of April to January. As such, Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member states, such as UAE, Qatar, Oman, Bahrain and Kuwait, which are already Muslim friendly, also become attractive destinati...

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23 Jun 2016

Behind the Scenes: Art and Science of the Interactive Ramadan Destination Clock

In the month of Ramadan, average daytime temperature and fasting duration in each destination will change from year to year. Combined with the GMTI 2016 scores of each destination which measures its overall Muslim-friendliness, this would result...

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22 Jun 2016

How Destinations and Businesses Can Gain a Competitive Advantage in Ramadan

For destinations and businesses looking to gain a competitive advantage by targeting Muslim travelers in Ramadan, the “MasterCard-CrescentRating Ramadan Travel Report” is their premier resource. This report is the most comprehensive study of...

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21 Jun 2016

Analysing Changing Travel Patterns and Trends During Ramadan

Since March 2015, the MasterCard-CrescentRating partnership has seen the release of a number reports on the Muslim travel market. These reports have become premier resources for destinations and businesses to develop strategies to attract and ca...

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20 Jun 2016

Dusit Thani Hotel Manila - Muslim-Friendly Hotel in Manila

Sitting in the heart of Makati, Dusit Thani Manila is a luxury five star hotel that is ideal for all types of travelers – business travelers, those seeking a romantic getaway as well as family vacationers. The hotel is located in a very conven...

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19 Jun 2016

Six Key Drivers of Muslim Travel in Ramadan

The vast majority of Muslims around the world prefer not to travel during the month of Ramadan. Instead, they would spend the month with family and friends at home in a familiar environment to maximize the observance of faith-related practices...

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