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08 May 2016

Interview: Focus on the Muslim Travellers at Taiwan Tourism Bureau

In our series of interviews, Eric Lin, the Director of International Affairs Division, Taiwan Tourism Bureau, talks to Crescentrating about attracting the Muslim visitors to Taiwan.  CrescentRating: You have spent 27 years with the Taiwa...

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27 Apr 2016

Marriott Hotel leads the way to boost the Halal tourism economy in the Philippines

The Manila Marriott has become the first premium hotel chain to be rated for its Halal friendly services to help accelerate the vision of Philippines to become one of the world’s preferred destinations for Muslim tourists. The five star Man...

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26 Apr 2016

GMTI 2016 Criteria Overview

Global Muslim Travel Index 2016 featured a total of 11 criteria that were used to determine the level of Muslim-friendliness destinations around the world. Listed below is an outline of the criteria used by the index.   Family-Friendly De...

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11 Apr 2016

A Comparison of 2015 and 2016 GMTI40

GMTI40 tracks the average score of the Top 20 OIC and Top 20 non-OIC destinations to form a key index to monitor the performance of the Muslim travel segment. The overall Average GMTI Score for Top 20 non-OIC destinations has improved to 50.3 in...

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10 Apr 2016

6 Ways Airlines Can Enhance the Ramadan Experience

The month of fasting, Ramadan, is one of the most important months of the year for Muslims. This year (2016), it is set to start around the 7th of June.  Although Muslims are allowed not to fast while travelling, these days, most of them do ob...

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08 Apr 2016

Comparison of OIC Destinations vs Non-OIC Destinations on GMTI 2016

At a macro level, the Muslim population can be segmented by those in Muslim-majority countries and those living as sizeable minorities. Whilst the Muslim tourism market is sizeable and an attractive growth market, it is geographically distribute...

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05 Apr 2016

What GMTI 2016 Means for European Countries

Europe is home to a large Muslim population and is a key region for the travel industry, playing an important role in terms of both inbound and outbound tourism. Inbound tourism for Europe in particular contributes greatly to the travel economy ...

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04 Apr 2016

CEO of CrescentRating Fazal Bahardeen Speaks at the Launch of GMTI 2016

Watch the speech delivered by the Chief Executive Officer of CrescentRating and HalalTrip - Fazal Bahardeen - at the launch of the MasterCard-CrescentRating Global Muslim Travel Index 2016. The launch took place at the Pullman Hotel Jakarta o...

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02 Apr 2016

Catch all the highlights of the Global Muslim Travel Index 2016 launch in Jakarta

The MasterCard-CrescentRating Global Muslim Travel Index (GMTI) 2016, which covers 130 destinations, was launched at a Media event in Jakarta, Indonesia. The launch took place at the Pullman Hotel Jakarta on the 23rd March 2016, with Pak Arief Y...

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02 Apr 2016

11 things Hotels need to know on catering to Muslim guests during Ramadan

The month of fasting, Ramadan, is one of the most important months of the year for Muslims.  Due to the specific needs of the Muslims during this month, they will require some specific services and facilities at Hotels to make their stay a co...

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01 Apr 2016

Halal Tourism Conference 2016 to Take Place in Turkey

Turkey is set to host the second international Halal Tourism Conference from the 3rd to the 5th of May 2016, following the huge success of the first conference in 2014. The three-day event will take place in Konya - at the Mevlana Cultural Cente...

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01 Apr 2016

Fairmont Hotel Singapore – Muslim-Friendly Hotel close to Changi Airport

Located in the heart of Singapore's business and shopping district, Fairmont Hotel Singapore is an excellent Muslim-friendly hotel that is a good option for both business and leisure travelers. The hotel has has been awarded a Crescent Ratin...

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31 Mar 2016

See Photos from the Global Muslim Travel Index 2015 launch

MasterCard-CrescentRating Global Muslim Travel Index (GMTI) 2015 report was launched in March 2015. The launch event took place in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. Here are some of the photos from the launch event. 

 

Matthew Driver Speaking at the GMTI 2015 launch

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31 Mar 2016

What GMTI 2016 Means for ASEAN Countries

A total of nine ASEAN countries were analyzed by GMTI 2016 – Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Brunei, Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. Read on for more details on how these ASEAN destinations performed on the Index and how wel...

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30 Mar 2016

A Regional Analysis of GMTI 2016 Scores

Global Muslim Travel Index 2016 analysed destinations from five main regions - Asia, Europe, Africa, the Americas and Oceania. The average GMTI score was calculated for each of these regions to see how well they fared against the Index's 11 ...

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30 Mar 2016

Watch CrescentRating's Exclusive Interview with Fairmont Singapore on Halal-Friendly Services

Fazal Bahardeen, CEO of CrescentRating, had a chat with Burhan Culculoglu - the Director of Food & Beverages of Fairmont Singapore Hotel about how the hotel is serving the growing segment of Muslim travelers. Fairmont Singapore was one of the...

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29 Mar 2016

Zakiya Habib - Halal Travel Consultant and Specialist

Travel has evolved and so has the Muslim traveler. In the past Muslim travelers faced great difficulty traveling around the world and maintaining their Islamic requirements at the same time. Often Muslim travelers were offered inferior accommoda...

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29 Mar 2016

How has GMTI changed travel for Muslim travelers and tourism organisations?

Listen to Muslim travelers and tourism organizations voice how their travel experiences have changed and how the Global Muslim Travel Index has changed travel. In this video, CrescentRating talks to Dalillah Ismail - a fashion blogger and frequ...

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28 Mar 2016

Has traveling become easier for Muslims? Listen to Dalillah Ismail

Dalillah Ismail, fashion blogger and frequent traveler, talks to CrescentRating about her experience traveling as a Muslimah.  She says that travel has become easier for Muslims today because it is now easy to find places to pray and also ...

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28 Mar 2016

GMTI 2016 Results and Summary of Findings

Now in its second year, MasterCard-CrescentRating Global Muslim Travel Index has evolved to cover 130 destinations against a total of 11 criteria and continues to provide comprehensive benchmarks to help track the growth of the lucrative Muslim ...

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