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18 Jun 2015

Sharjah aims to become a hub for Halal tourism

Sharjah is seeking to be a hub for Halal and family tourism and hopes to attract 10 million tourists by 2021. Industry experts note that 70% of all tourists to Sharjah are families, while 35% are from Gulf Cooperation Council states, Muslim coun...

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18 Jun 2015

Madrid hotels plan to attract more Muslim guests

An increasing number of hotels in Madrid are targeting the Muslim travel market - particularly travellers from the Middle East - with offerings of Halal food and other Muslim-friendly facilities. Spain received over 70,000 visitors from the Uni...

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18 Jun 2015

Dorsett Grand Subang Luxurious Muslim-friendly accommodation in Subang Jaya

Dorsett Grand Subang is an excellent Muslim-friendly hotel located in Malaysia's affluent suburban city of Subang Jaya. Being just 35 minutes away from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Dorsett Grand Subang is ideal for both business a...

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18 Jun 2015

Club Hotel Dolphin - Perfect Family Hotel on Sri Lanka's West Coast

Located on Sri Lanka's beautiful west coast of Waikkal, Club Hotel Dolphin is an excellent family-friendly hotel located just 20 kilometres away from the country's main international airport. The 4 Star beach resort has been awarded a ra...

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11 May 2015

Taiwan eyes visitors from Oman

With an aim to attract more visitors from the Sultanate of Oman, Taiwan is marketing itself as a safe, cultural, modern and Muslim-friendly tourism destination. Industry experts noted that Taiwan would make an excellent holiday destination for t...

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11 May 2015

Kenya's Lamu County Government targets Gulf region tourists

With a focus on the Arabian travel market as a growth strategy, the Lamu County Government in Kenya is targeting high-spending Middle Eastern holidaymakers in a bid to to boost its tourism fortunes. The region hopes to work with the national go...

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11 May 2015

Muslim Travel Warehouse - The world’s first B2B travel aggregator for Halal travel packages!

CrescentRating is proud to announce the launch of Muslim Travel Warehouse – the first-ever global B2B platform and travel aggregator to offer a complete portfolio of Muslim-friendly tour packages. The launch of Muslim Travel Warehouse is yet a...

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11 May 2015

Increasing number of Indonesians travelling to Europe

The World Travel and Tourism Council has revealed an increase in the number of Indonesians travelling to Europe, with over 9 million Indonesian tourists having visited a European destination last year. Industry experts noted that this may be due...

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27 Apr 2015

GMTI2015 Malaysia Overview

For the the fifth year in a row, Malaysia was ranked the best destination in the world for Muslim travellers. Malaysia has consistently ranked high in all criteria and factors and remains a fantastic holiday destination with an excellent Muslim-...

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27 Apr 2015

CrescentRating's Muslim-friendly hotel rating system

Choosing an accommodation provider is one of the most crucial aspects of travel planning, for Muslim travellers in particular. There are several aspects that Muslim travellers need to check and verify before deciding on a hotel or resort - such ...

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27 Apr 2015

Malaysia promotes tourism products to Thailand's Muslim market

A Muslim-friendly seminar was organised  by the Embassy of Malaysia together with Tourism Malaysia, targeting the Thai-Muslim markets in southern Thailand. The two-day event was held in Thailand - in Krabi on the 22nd of April and in Hatyai on ...

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27 Apr 2015

The importance of the Muslim travel market

The Muslim travel market is one of the most lucrative and one of the most rapidly growing market segments in the industry. It is also one of the world's highest spending tourist markets. Therefore it is vital that destinations, businesses an...

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27 Apr 2015

How GMTI 2015 was created and how it became the benchmark for the Halal tourism industry

Over the past four years, CrescentRating has evaluated destinations around the world and ranked them based on how well they cater to Muslim travellers. These rankings were enhanced in 2015 to introduce the MasterCard-Crescentrating Global Musli...

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22 Apr 2015

South Korea targets medical tourists from the Middle East

The South Korean government has approved an annual budget of $4mn to promote medical tourism. The medical tourism sector in South Korea saw tourists from the Middle East spending the largest amount of money per person on medical services in 2014...

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22 Apr 2015

Istanbul to host Halal tourism conference 2015

Istanbul is set to host the world's largest international showcase of Halal travel - Halal Tourism Conference 2015 - from the 1st of December to the 3rd of December this year. The three day event will be held at the Istanbul Convention and E...

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22 Apr 2015

Australia's Gold Coast prepares for record arrivals from the Middle East

Australia's Gold Coast is expected to receive an influx of travellers from the Middle East due to the Australian Dollar declining to a level 30% cheaper than the previous summer. The number of Middle East travellers to Gold Coast increased ...

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09 Apr 2015

Two of the biggest names in Halal tourism to launch revolutionary new products at ATM 2015

Two of the world’s biggest names in halal tourism will launch new products aimed at revolutionising the fastest growing sector in the industry at the premier show for travel in the Middle East. CrescentRating and HalalTrip will be exhibiting ...

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24 Mar 2015

South Korean Government to publish Arabic guides on Halal eateries

In order to reach out to more Muslim tourists, the Government of South Korea is planning to publish Arabic versions of its official Halal restaurant guidebook. The guidebook is an excellent source of information on South Korea's local Halal ...

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20 Mar 2015

Thailand prepares to welcome Muslim tourists

In a bid to reach out to Muslim travellers, the Tourism Authority of Thailand is set to invite over a hundred tour agents and industry experts to Thailand for the Thailand Travel Mart 2015 - scheduled to be held from the 3rd to the 5th of June. ...

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20 Mar 2015

Japan sees a 41 percent increase in tourist arrivals from Malaysia

Tourist arrivals from Malaysia have increased by 41% in Japan over the course of last year. Japan received 249,500 tourists from Malaysia in 2014, in comparison to only 176,712 Malaysian tourist arrivals in 2013. The number of Malaysian tourist ...

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