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18 Nov 2014

Why Muslim-friendly spas are a hit amongst Muslim travellers

  Though spas and wellness treatments are a favourite component of travel amongst many leisure travellers, most Muslim travellers are unable to experience spa treatments since a majority of spas and wellness centres around the world do not m...

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18 Nov 2014

More non-Muslim countries eager to attract Muslim tourists

With facilities such as Halal food and prayer facilities becoming increasingly available in many destinations around the world, Muslim travellers are venturing further into European and Asian destinations such as France, Italy, South Korea and J...

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13 Nov 2014

Japan successfully reaching out to Muslim travellers

Due to efforts made by Japan to tap into the Muslim tourist market, facilities for Muslim travellers such as Halal food are being made increasingly available across the country. By tapping into the growing Muslim tourist market, Japan hopes to d...

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12 Nov 2014

Sonesta Hotel El Olivar luxury Muslim-friendly hotel in Peru

Peru's first ever hotel to be awarded Muslim-friendly accreditation by CrescentRating - Sonesta Hotel El Olivar - is a five-star luxury hotel in Lima - the vibrant capital of the country. Given a rating of 5 by CrescentRating based on the ...

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07 Nov 2014

Daily FT: Partnership between MasterCard & CrescentRating

Daily FT reported on the partnership formed between CrescentRating and MasterCard to develop MasterCard-CrescentRating Global Muslim Travel Index (GMTI). It stated that CrescentRating's annual rankings of Muslim-friendly holiday destinations...

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05 Nov 2014

Startup Asia Jakarta 2014 - How to Market to Muslims

Mr. Fazal Bahardeen - the CEO of CrescentRating - will be offering advice to startup companies on how they can reach out to Muslim consumers at Startup Asia Jakarta 2014. Held on the 26th and 27th of November, Startup Asia Jakarta 2014 is a lar...

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05 Nov 2014

New investments for Malaysian firms following 10th WIEF

A total of 12 memorandum of understanding (MoU) and agreements have been signed between Malaysia and United Arab Emirates partners, following the end of the 10th World Islamic Economic Forum held in Dubai. Conducted by Malaysian counterpart WIE...

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05 Nov 2014

Indonesia lags behind in Islamic economy

At the 10th World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF) held in Dubai, Indonesia was identified as having much work to do in improving its infrastructure and regulations to support an Islamic-compliant economy. Industry professionals stated that in add...

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05 Nov 2014

Hotel Granvia Kyoto – First hotel in Japan to receive a Muslim-friendly rating by CrescentRating

The recognition by CrescentRating will further enhance Hotel Granvia Kyoto’s ability to attract the growing number of Muslim visitors to Japan       Kyoto – 5th November 2014 – Hotel Granvia Kyoto became the first hotel in Japan to...

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03 Nov 2014

Family tourism emerges as major growth area in Islamic economy

The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry has stated that the family tourism market segment makes up 12.5% of the entire global tourism market. Industry professionals have noted that the size of the family tourism market segment is larger than ...

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27 Oct 2014

Halal Tourism flourishing in GCC states

Recent studies have indicated that GCC states are responsible for a large percentage of the world's total travel expenditure. Hotel owners in UAE have noted that a large number of their guests are from GCC states, who visit the destination t...

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24 Oct 2014

MasterCard and CrescentRating announce a Global Muslim Travel Index

MasterCard and CrescentRating Announce a Global Muslim Travel Index Collaboration aims to meet the needs of the growing Muslim lifestyle segment Kuala Lumpur – October 29th, 2014 –MasterCard today signed an agreement with CrescentRati...

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23 Oct 2014

MasterCard dan CrescentRating Bekerjasama Mengusahakan Indeks Pelancongan Islam Antarabangsa

Kuala Lumpur – 29 Oktober 2014 – MasterCard hari ini menandatangani perjanjian dengan CrescentRating, pakar portal pelancongan Islam untuk bersama-sama mengendalikan Indeks Pelancongan Islam Sedunia atau dikenalikan ebagai ‘MasterCard-...

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15 Oct 2014

Vietnam gaining popularity amongst Muslim travellers

The number of Muslim travellers visiting Vietnam has seen a considerable growth over the last few years. The country is becoming a popular travel destination amongst Muslim travellers - particularly from Indonesia, Malaysia, India and the Middle...

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13 Oct 2014

Singapore companies have the edge in Muslim-friendly tourism

Industry experts have noted that Singapore companies have the edge in Muslim-friendly tourism and are presently using their familiarity with Muslim-friendly travel to tap into further business opportunities. CrescentRating has been identified a...

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13 Oct 2014

Andalucia to focus on Halal tourism

Following Europe's first conference on Halal tourism, travel industry experts have predicted Spain's Andalucia to become a hub of interest for Muslim travellers and holidaymakers. Andalucia has been garnering a lot of interest from Musl...

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06 Oct 2014

Alanda Hotel Marbella becomes Spain's first Halal-certified hotel

Muslim travellers looking for a Halal/Muslim-friendly hotel in Spain need look no further. Alanda Hotel Marbella has received recognition for its efforts to cater to Muslim guests and was recently awarded a Muslim-friendly rating of 4 by Cr...

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06 Oct 2014

Alanda Hotel Marbella Becomes Spain's First Halal Certified Hotel

Muslim travellers looking for a Muslim-friendly hotel in Spain need look no further. Alanda Hotel Marbella has received recognition for its efforts to cater to Muslim guests and was recently awarded a Muslim-friendly rating of 4 by CrescentRatin...

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02 Oct 2014

The Huffington Post's guide to Halal tourism

Following Europe's first conference on Halal tourism which took place in Spain last week, American online news website The Huffington Post published an introduction and guide to Halal tourism. The guide provides a quick introduction t...

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01 Oct 2014

Halal Tourism in Maldives

The Maldives Islands or more commonly known as Maldives has always been known as a romantic getaway for honeymooners. With hundreds of remote ‘resort islands’, Maldives offers a private and personalized holiday like no other. It is home to s...

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