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17 Sep 2015

Experience “Real” Maldives with Secret Paradise Maldives

For Muslim travellers who wish to enjoy a truly authentic experience of the Maldives, Secret Paradise Maldives is the ideal choice.  Unlike other tour operators that too often stick to the expensive “one island, one resort” model, Secret...

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03 Sep 2015

Tourism Australia launches new visitor guide for Muslim tourists

Over the years, one of the biggest issues that the Muslim traveller has faced has been finding suitable facilities on their trips abroad. Research by CrescentRating has established how Muslims tourists love travelling and exploring the world ...

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03 Sep 2015

GMTI report criteria for Muslim visitor arrivals

One of the biggest indicators of the popularity of a destination is the volume of Muslim visitor arrivals. This is the first time this criteria has been included in the Index. The Muslim visitor arrival figures have been extracted by applying Cr...

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18 Aug 2015

UAE to become a leader in Halal tourism

Industry experts have noted that Muslims around the Middle East and elsewhere are increasingly looking to the UAE as an ideal travel destination - due to its Islamic provenance and modern sensibilities. Sharjah in particular was identified as a ...

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18 Aug 2015

GMTI report criteria for safe travel environment

A safe and secure environment is key to attracting any tourist to a destination. Historically, empirical studies reveal a very high correlation between a safe travel environment and the number of tourist arrivals to a particular destination. Thu...

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14 Aug 2015

Orlando Airport to construct prayer room for Muslim travellers

Orlando International Airport - an International Airport in Florida, USA - has made plans to implement a prayer room for Muslim travellers following Emirates Airlines' decision to offer non-stop flights in an out of Orlando in March. The ...

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12 Aug 2015

CrescentRating launches the world's first-ever Halal travel glossary

CrescentRating, the world’s leading authority on Halal tourism, has officially launched the world's first-ever Halal Travel Glossary. The new guide is a comprehensive and unique collection of key terms and expressions related to the $145 b...

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12 Aug 2015

The world’s first-ever Halal travel glossary launched

The world’s leading authority on Halal travel today launched a new glossary providing access to a wealth of terminology used in one of the fastest growing sectors globally. CrescentRating has published a new guide which promotes accurate an...

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11 Aug 2015

Thai visitor numbers surge by 38 percent

With tourist arrivals in July 2015 having risen by 38% year-on-year, Thailand is experiencing a surge in tourist arrivals at the peak of the first high season this year. The number of Middle Eastern visitors grew strongly, which shows that the s...

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10 Aug 2015

Mughal Safari for top-notch Muslim-friendly travel services in India

Mughal Safari is one of India's finest travel service providers that offers a wide range of tour packages and services for travellers around the globe. With over 10 years of experience to its name, Mughal Safari has established itself a repu...

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06 Aug 2015

Turkey launches its first Halal cruise

Catering to the ever-growing global Halal market, Turkey plans to launch its first Muslim-friendly cruise on the Aegean Sea next month for religiously observant travellers in the country. The Halal cruise was announced by the Antalya-based Fusio...

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04 Aug 2015

Iran receives over 5 million tourists during past 5 months

Over five million foreign tourists have visited Iran since the end of March 2015, despite the tourism industries of other regional countries not performing well at present. Industry experts noted that the situation provides a great opportunity f...

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04 Aug 2015

Travel Group Peru as the leading destination management company for Muslim travellers in Peru

Based in Lima, Travel Group Peru is a leading destination management company in Peru that specialises in servicing travel arrangements for leisure, business as well as religious travel. It is an accredited travel agent of Crescentrating and offe...

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04 Aug 2015

An excellent Muslim-friendly heritage hotel in Sri Lanka Bandarawela Hotel

Bandarawela Hotel is one of Sri Lanka's finest colonial and heritage hotels that has been in operation since 1893. Located in the heart of Bandarawela town, the hotel caters to holidaymakers and leisure travellers, with a wealth of facilitie...

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30 Jul 2015

GMTI report criteria for family friendly holiday destination

As one of the important criteria, GMTI takes into account the popularity of a destination for holidays as well as its family friendliness. More than 50% of Muslim tourists travel with their families - a much higher percentage compared with ot...

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24 Jul 2015

GMTI Report Primary Index

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 throughout the year. The GMTI40 will be updated quarterly to provide frequent monitorin...

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24 Jul 2015

Halal tourism takes off in Thailand

The Tourism Authority of Thailand projects a huge increase in Muslim visitors from the year 2016 onwards - particularly from the neighbouring countries of Indonesia, Malaysia and Brunei Darussalam. This increase in Muslim visitors is owed to the...

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16 Jul 2015

GMTI Report Global Muslim Travel Index (GMTI) 2015 Results

Against the backdrop of a new set of criteria Malaysia topped the 2015 Index with a score of 83.8. It was followed by Turkey at 73.8 and UAE at 72.1. It is the fifth year in a row that Malaysia has ranked number one having topped the previous r...

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16 Jul 2015

GMTI report overview of MasterCard-CrescentRating Global Muslim Travel Index

CrescentRating has evaluated destinations around the world over the last four years and ranked them based on how well they cater to Muslim travellers. This article takes a closer look at MasterCard-CrescentRating Global Muslim Travel Index and h...

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10 Jul 2015

How catering to the Muslim traveller can boost a country’s economy

Muslim travellers globally represent a major niche market in the travel and tourism industry. Being a young demographic growing in affluence, the Muslim travel market is increasingly asserting its unique needs on the tourism industry globally. T...

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