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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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18 Jun 2016

Understanding Ramadan from a travel and hospitality perspective

Perhaps no other month in the year punctuates the lifestyles of Muslims around the world more than the holy month of Ramadan. In this month, Muslims observe fasting, one of the five pillars of Islam, by abstaining from eating, drinking, smoking ...

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16 Jun 2016

GCC in Prime Position to Maximize Muslim Visitor Arrivals During Ramadan from 2023

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member states are set to benefit from the growth in Muslim travelers during the holy month of Ramadan, according to new research released today by MasterCard and CrescentRating. The growing trend by Muslims ...

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16 Jun 2016

Future of Ramadan Travel to Impact Many Destinations Across the World

Many destinations will see an impact on visitor arrivals from the growing trend by Muslims to travel during the fasting period, according to new research released today by MasterCard and CrescentRating.  With Ramadan set to occur from June t...

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01 Jun 2016

Mactan Island's Finest Muslim-friendly Resort - Crimson Beach Resort & Spa

Located on beautiful Mactan Island of Cebu, Philippines, Crimson Resort and Spa is a luxury five-star resort that is conveniently located just minutes away from the Mactan International Airport. As the only operator in the region to have a Halal...

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27 May 2016

Interview: Importance of Developing Halal Hospitality Management in Qatar and the Gulf Region

In our series of interviews, Fouzi Mohideen, the General Manager of Gulf Paradise Hotel, talks to CrescentRating about the importance of developing Halal hospitality management capabilities in the Gulf region.   CrescentRating: Tell us ab...

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26 May 2016

ITB Asia Partners CrescentRating to Deliver Exclusive “Halal in Travel – Asia Summit 2016” Conference

Singapore, 26th May 2016 – ITB Asia, “Asia’s Leading Travel Trade Show”, has established a partnership with CrescentRating, the world’s leading authority on halal travel. As part of the trade show’s first foray into Muslim travel, C...

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24 May 2016

The Best Provision: Understanding the Needs of the Muslim Traveler

“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” - Confucius The adventure of travelling starts even before the first footstep. From compact travel toothpastes to portable irons, preparing and packing your provisions for that next trip is an ex...

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20 May 2016

Marriott Manila Hotel - Luxury for Muslims in Manila, Philippines

The luxurious 5-star Marriott Manila Hotel is one of the best Muslim-friendly hotel options for Muslim travelers in the Philippines and is located in the heart of the country's capital city – across Ninoy Aquino International Airport Ter...

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