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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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27 Mar 2016

The 11 Criteria that make up the Global Muslim Travel Index 2016

The MasterCard-CrescentRating Global Muslim Travel Index (GMTI) 2016 was released in March 2016. GMTI 2016 looks at in-depth data covering 130 destinations. This year two new criteria – air connectivity and visa restrictions – have been a...

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26 Mar 2016

6 faith based needs of Muslim travelers

The profile of the Muslim traveler has often been over-simplified in the past. A few years ago, outbound Muslim travel was primarily focused on a few specific destinations while other destinations did not possess an adequate understanding of t...

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25 Mar 2016

Five key drivers for the continued growth of the Muslim travel market

The MasterCard-CrescentRating Global Muslim Travel Market 2016 estimated that there were 117 million Muslim international travelers in 2015. This is projected to grow to 168 million by 2020, where the travel expenditure by Muslim travelers is e...

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23 Mar 2016

How GMTI 2016 is Influencing the Muslim Travel Market

When the MasterCard-CrescentRating Global Muslim Travel Index was first published in 2015, it provided groundbreaking insights into the Muslim travel market - one of the world's fastest growing tourism segments. Its second release in 2016 ha...

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23 Mar 2016

Malaysia and Singapore Retain Top Spots in the MasterCard-CrescentRating Global Muslim Travel Index 2016

Singapore, 23 March 2016 - Malaysia and Singapore have retained their positions as the top destinations in the global Muslim travel market, according to the most comprehensive research released on this the sector. The MasterCard-CrescentRatin...

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20 Mar 2016

Defining what is Halal Travel or Muslim Friendly Tourism

With the growth of the Muslim travel market, varying terminology and definitions have been used to refer to either the total Muslim travel market or its sub-segments. The terms used have had a varying focus based on who is using the term and in ...

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17 Feb 2016

Philippines accelerates plans to develop Halal tourism

The Philippines is accelerating its plans to position itself as one of the world’s preferred destinations for Muslim tourists. The Philippine Department of Tourism (PDOT) has unveiled a series of initiatives as part of a major drive to crea...

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