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14 Jul 2016

Fasting During Shawwal

In the 9th month of the Islamic calendar or Ramadan, Muslims around the world undergo a month-long duration of fasting in which they are prohibited from eating, drinking, smoking as well as intimacy from dawn and dusk. This ends with the Eid cel...

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12 Jul 2016

The Best Years to Spend Ramadan in Muslim-Friendly Countries

The criteria used in the MasterCard-CrescentRating Ramadan Travel Report were based on the convenience, comfort and ease of travel, and not from the perspective of Islamic rewards. As such, focuses on the following three themes: Average...

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11 Jul 2016

Impact of Ramadan on Non-OIC Destinations

According to the MasterCard-CrescentRating Ramadan Travel Report 2016, from 2016 to 2030, the positions of the non-OIC destinations will vary significantly due to the increase in attractiveness of OIC destinations for Muslim travelers during the...

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01 Jul 2016

The Story of Eid Around the World

After a month long of fasting, spiritual contemplation and an overall adjustment of lifestyles, perhaps no other event is more joyous to Muslims around the world than the festival of Eid al-Fitr. The celebration of Eid itself and its many unique...

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28 Jun 2016

Impact of Ramadan on Southeast Asian Destinations

From 2016 to 2030, the scores of Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Brunei and Thailand in the MasterCard-CrescentRating Ramadan Travel Report 2016, in terms of how friendly these destinations are for Muslim travelers in Ramadan, remain largely unc...

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27 Jun 2016

Impact of Ramadan on Saudi Arabia Achieving Its Vision 2030

Makkah and Medina in Saudi Arabia serve as the top destinations from a religious perspective, regardless of the three criteria used for the analysis in the MasterCard-CrescentRating Ramadan Travel Report 2016 (average daytime temperature, fastin...

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24 Jun 2016

Impact of Ramadan on GCC Destinations

From 2023 to 2030, Ramadan will occur during the months of April to January. As such, Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member states, such as UAE, Qatar, Oman, Bahrain and Kuwait, which are already Muslim friendly, also become attractive destinati...

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23 Jun 2016

Behind the Scenes: Art and Science of the Interactive Ramadan Destination Clock

In the month of Ramadan, average daytime temperature and fasting duration in each destination will change from year to year. Combined with the GMTI 2016 scores of each destination which measures its overall Muslim-friendliness, this would result...

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22 Jun 2016

How Destinations and Businesses Can Gain a Competitive Advantage in Ramadan

For destinations and businesses looking to gain a competitive advantage by targeting Muslim travelers in Ramadan, the “MasterCard-CrescentRating Ramadan Travel Report” is their premier resource. This report is the most comprehensive study of...

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21 Jun 2016

Analysing Changing Travel Patterns and Trends During Ramadan

Since March 2015, the MasterCard-CrescentRating partnership has seen the release of a number reports on the Muslim travel market. These reports have become premier resources for destinations and businesses to develop strategies to attract and ca...

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19 Jun 2016

Six Key Drivers of Muslim Travel in Ramadan

The vast majority of Muslims around the world prefer not to travel during the month of Ramadan. Instead, they would spend the month with family and friends at home in a familiar environment to maximize the observance of faith-related practices...

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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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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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10 Feb 2015

Travel agents here's your opportunity to reach out to the Muslim travel market!

CrescentRating now offers travel agents the exclusive opportunity to obtain a Muslim-friendly rating and successfully reach out to the lucrative Muslim travel market. Travel agents who obtain a rating from CrescentRating will have their profile...

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27 Aug 2012

15 Muslim outbound tourism markets account for 80 percent of the expenditure

  Top 15 Muslim Outbound Tourism Markets account for 80% of the expenditure by Muslim tourist in 2011. The "Global Muslim Lifestyle Tourism Market 2012: Landscape & Consumer Needs Study" by Crescentrating & DinarStandard, estimates that M...

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15 Aug 2012

The Future is Halal on BBC Radio 4

A Culture Wise production for BBC Radio 4, the program is presented by Navid Akhtar and produced by Mukti Jain Campion. Listen to the programme live on the 21st August or online at your convenience until September 1st. The Halal industry now ...

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06 Aug 2011

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Subscribe to our Newsletter! Get travel updates from Crescentrating straight into your inbox. Be informed of all the latest travel guides, promotions and other services that Crescentrating brings to Halal conscious travelers. You will be able...

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02 Feb 2011

Islamic Art, Exhibitions & Museums

Crescentrating has created and is curating a page on \"Islamic Art, Exhibitions and Museums\". We will Insha Allah \"curate\" news and views on this topic.

You can follow the page to keep you updated on the new posts added!

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01 Jan 2011

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18 Dec 2010

The 4 Crescentrated Halal Friendly Hotels in Doha

The Chronicle is currently one of the main attractions in the city. It is a 7 Km palm-line public area on the Doha Bay. It is also home for one of the best Islamic Arts Museums in the region. With the anticipated development of the City, this ...

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