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

Aug 2015

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 billion Halal travel market.

It is the first of its kind and serves as an excellent resource for travel professionals and businesses to gain a better understanding of some of the most commonly-used terminology in the Halal travel market.  

The glossary will be extremely beneficial for all travel-related businesses who serve, or plan to serve, the lucrative Muslim market which is one of the fastest growing sectors in the world. 

This e-book will be valuable commodity for tourism boards, Government agencies, hotels, restaurants, attractions, airports, airlines, cruises and spas. The glossary aims to provide an understanding of the Muslim traveller's core values, which is essential for travel businesses to capitalise and generate profit from this niche travel segment.

The Halal Travel Glossary features a list of over 150 terms and expressions related to the Halal travel market, with an explanation of each term in the context of lifestyle and travel. All concepts in the glossary have been classified into various subject fields – ranging from basic terms to greetings to the travel market in general – for quick and easy navigation.

The fully-validated content in the glossary also includes numerous faith-related concepts that provide an excellent introduction to the practices and requirements of Muslim travellers.

The first edition of the Halal Travel Glossary has been released in English and publications of the glossary in multiple other languages are to be expected in the near future. Regular updates will be made to the glossary as the market matures.

The glossary is currently available as a free downloadable e-book and will later be presented as an online resource as well. To download a copy of the Halal Travel Glossary, please visit: http://www.crescentrating.com/research-consultancy/halal-travel-glossary.html

The glossary is another example of CrescentRating’s commitment to launch innovative solutions for the Muslim travel market to cement its position as the world’s leading authority on Halal tourism.

Earlier this year it released The “MasterCard-CrescentRating Global Muslim Travel Index (GMTI) 2015” which is the most comprehensive research that has been released on the sector.

Malaysia took the top spot on the list, for the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) destinations while Singapore came first for the non-OIC destinations.

The study also revealed that in 2014, this segment was worth $145 billion with 108 million Muslim travellers representing 10% of the entire tourism economy.

This is forecasted to grow to 150 million visitors by 2020 and 11% of the market segment with a market value projected to grow to $200 billion.

At this year’s ATM 2015 in Dubai, CrescentRating launched the first ever global platform to connect the industry to the growing demand for one of the fastest growing sectors in travel.

The Muslim Travel Warehouse will provide the tourism sector with a bespoke portfolio of Muslim friendly tour packages, excursions and activities.

It is the first time tourism agencies and travel agents across the world will have access to comprehensive tailored packages directly for Muslim consumers. Over 100 travel agents and tour operators from across the world signed up as distribution partners for the Muslim Travel Warehouse following the launch.

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