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Nurhafihz Noor

Head of Research and Training

Nurhafihz combines over +10 years of unique industry experience (public and private sectors) as well as academic experience in various industries of the Islamic Business ecosystem including Zakat, Wakaf, Islamic education, halal-food and halal-friendly tourism. He holds an MSc (Marketing), BBA (Marketing) from NUS, and is a Chartered Marketer (UK) and Chartered Islamic Marketer (IIMA).

15 Apr 2019
Halal Travel Development Goals

For over a decade, CrescentRating has developed various initiatives to assist destinations and service providers in better understanding and delivering value to the global Muslim travel market. These include its rating and accreditation systems,...

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12 Jun 2018
Ministry Launches Indonesia Muslim Travel Index (IMTI) 2018 to Boost Halal Tourism

Jakarta, 5 June 2018 – CrescentRating in partnership with the Ministry of Tourism, Indonesia officially launched the Indonesia Muslim Travel Index (IMTI) 2018 report in Jakarta.  As part of the GMTI series report, the IMTI will benchmark and...

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11 Apr 2018
Sustainability in Halal Travel & the Introduction of the Growth & Innovation Model

The launch of the Mastercard-Crescentrating Global Muslim Travel Index (GMTI) for the year 2018 saw the introduction of four new criteria and the update of three existing indicators into its ACES measurements (Access, Communications, Environment...

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10 Jan 2018
Muslim Millennials, Artificial Intelligence (AI), New Training Opportunities to Shape Halal Travel in 2018

For almost a decade, CrescentRating has analysed the Halal travel market and benchmarked destinations with the annual Mastercard-Crescentrating Global Muslim Travel Index (GMTI) reports. As ever, the industry has been rapidly evolving amidst a d...

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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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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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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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