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10 Feb 2015

Travel agents here's your opportunity to reach out to the Muslim travel market!

CrescentRating now offers travel agents the exclusive opportunity to obtain a Muslim-friendly rating and successfully reach out to the lucrative Muslim travel market. Travel agents who obtain a rating from CrescentRating will have their profile...

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18 Dec 2014

Global Muslim consumer market targeted by new internet ventures

An increasing number of new internet ventures are looking to focus on the global Muslim market in a wide range of areas including food, tourism, fashion and credit cards. By doing so, they hope to cater to growing number of Muslims who wish to e...

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15 Dec 2014

MasterCard’s 2.4 trillion USD Muslim lifestyle man

Participation Finance/Banking (Rushdi Siddiqui) / 14 December 2014 Innovation is key for MasterCard in developing best-in-class Islamic payment products and solutions An informative conversation with the man behind MasterCard’s burgeonin...

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08 Dec 2014

Western countries turning to Halal tourism

With Muslim-friendly tourism on the rise in Europe, Halal-conscious travellers are now looking beyond Muslim countries for travel options. France has become the most-sought-after destination in Europe, followed by England and Italy.  The Uni...

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05 Dec 2014

Sonesta Hotel El Olivar Peru's luxury Muslim-friendly hotel

Peru's first ever hotel to be awarded Muslim-friendly accreditation by CrescentRating - Sonesta Hotel El Olivar - is a five-star luxury hotel in Lima - the vibrant capital of the country. Given a rating of 5 by CrescentRating based on the fa...

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02 Dec 2014

Johor Halal tourism fair 2014 records RM500,000 in sales

A sales transaction of RM 500,000 has been recorded at the Johor Halal Tourism Fair 2014, held at Plaza Angsana in Johor Bahru, Malaysia. The three-day Halal Tourism Fair held on the 28th, 29th and 30th of November saw the participation of 45 to...

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02 Dec 2014

Sonesta Hotel El Olivar Becomes Peru's First Muslim-Friendly Hotel to be Accredited by CrescentRating

Sonesta Hotel El Olivar - a luxury five-star hotel located in the heart of the San Isidro district of Lima, recently became the first hotel in Peru to be awarded Muslim-friendly accreditation by CrescentRating. Sonesta Hotel El Olivar, which has...

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18 Nov 2014

Why Muslim-friendly spas are a hit amongst Muslim travellers

  Though spas and wellness treatments are a favourite component of travel amongst many leisure travellers, most Muslim travellers are unable to experience spa treatments since a majority of spas and wellness centres around the world do not m...

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18 Nov 2014

More non-Muslim countries eager to attract Muslim tourists

With facilities such as Halal food and prayer facilities becoming increasingly available in many destinations around the world, Muslim travellers are venturing further into European and Asian destinations such as France, Italy, South Korea and J...

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13 Nov 2014

Japan successfully reaching out to Muslim travellers

Due to efforts made by Japan to tap into the Muslim tourist market, facilities for Muslim travellers such as Halal food are being made increasingly available across the country. By tapping into the growing Muslim tourist market, Japan hopes to d...

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12 Nov 2014

Sonesta Hotel El Olivar luxury Muslim-friendly hotel in Peru

Peru's first ever hotel to be awarded Muslim-friendly accreditation by CrescentRating - Sonesta Hotel El Olivar - is a five-star luxury hotel in Lima - the vibrant capital of the country. Given a rating of 5 by CrescentRating based on the ...

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07 Nov 2014

Daily FT: Partnership between MasterCard & CrescentRating

Daily FT reported on the partnership formed between CrescentRating and MasterCard to develop MasterCard-CrescentRating Global Muslim Travel Index (GMTI). It stated that CrescentRating's annual rankings of Muslim-friendly holiday destinations...

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05 Nov 2014

Startup Asia Jakarta 2014 - How to Market to Muslims

Mr. Fazal Bahardeen - the CEO of CrescentRating - will be offering advice to startup companies on how they can reach out to Muslim consumers at Startup Asia Jakarta 2014. Held on the 26th and 27th of November, Startup Asia Jakarta 2014 is a lar...

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05 Nov 2014

New investments for Malaysian firms following 10th WIEF

A total of 12 memorandum of understanding (MoU) and agreements have been signed between Malaysia and United Arab Emirates partners, following the end of the 10th World Islamic Economic Forum held in Dubai. Conducted by Malaysian counterpart WIE...

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05 Nov 2014

Indonesia lags behind in Islamic economy

At the 10th World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF) held in Dubai, Indonesia was identified as having much work to do in improving its infrastructure and regulations to support an Islamic-compliant economy. Industry professionals stated that in add...

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05 Nov 2014

Hotel Granvia Kyoto – First hotel in Japan to receive a Muslim-friendly rating by CrescentRating

The recognition by CrescentRating will further enhance Hotel Granvia Kyoto’s ability to attract the growing number of Muslim visitors to Japan       Kyoto – 5th November 2014 – Hotel Granvia Kyoto became the first hotel in Japan to...

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03 Nov 2014

Family tourism emerges as major growth area in Islamic economy

The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry has stated that the family tourism market segment makes up 12.5% of the entire global tourism market. Industry professionals have noted that the size of the family tourism market segment is larger than ...

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27 Oct 2014

Halal Tourism flourishing in GCC states

Recent studies have indicated that GCC states are responsible for a large percentage of the world's total travel expenditure. Hotel owners in UAE have noted that a large number of their guests are from GCC states, who visit the destination t...

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24 Oct 2014

MasterCard and CrescentRating announce a Global Muslim Travel Index

MasterCard and CrescentRating Announce a Global Muslim Travel Index Collaboration aims to meet the needs of the growing Muslim lifestyle segment Kuala Lumpur – October 29th, 2014 –MasterCard today signed an agreement with CrescentRati...

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23 Oct 2014

MasterCard dan CrescentRating Bekerjasama Mengusahakan Indeks Pelancongan Islam Antarabangsa

Kuala Lumpur – 29 Oktober 2014 – MasterCard hari ini menandatangani perjanjian dengan CrescentRating, pakar portal pelancongan Islam untuk bersama-sama mengendalikan Indeks Pelancongan Islam Sedunia atau dikenalikan ebagai ‘MasterCard-...

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