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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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19 May 2016

Halal Tourism: An opportunity for Spain?

The tourism industry is one of the most dynamic in the world. It currently represents 9.8% of world GDP, almost 7.6 trillion dollars, 6% of worldwide exports and 10% of employment on record. Within this huge market, the Halal tourism industry is...

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17 May 2016

MasterCard-CrescentRating Global Muslim Travel Index 2016’da Türkiye 3. sırada yer aldı.

Bu sektörde yayınlanan en kapsamlı araştırmaya göre, Türkiye küresel Müslüman seyahat pazarında en çok tercih edilen 3. Destinasyon olarak belirlenmiştir. 130 destinasyonu kapsayan The MasterCard-CrescentRating Global Muslim Trav...

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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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