Fazal Bahardeen is the founder and CEO of CrescentRating, the world’s leading authority on halal-friendly travel. The company’s vision is to lead, innovate and drive this segment through practical and deliverable solutions in what is regarded today as one of the fastest growing segment in the tourism sector. The company uses insight, industry intelligence. Lifestyle, behavior and research on the needs of the Muslim traveler to deliver authoritative guidance on all aspects of halal-friendly travel to organisations across the globe. Formed in 2008, CrescentRating services are now used by every tier of the tourism industry globally, from Government bodies and tourism agencies to hospitality service providers. Since 2015, CrescentRating partnered with MasterCard to co-develop industry leading research reports on the Muslim travel market. The “MasterCard-CrescentRating Global Muslim Travel Index (GMTI)” is now the premier resource to benchmark destinations on Halal Travel. The aim of CrescentRating is to enable Muslim travellers to explore every part of the world with the satisfaction that their needs and requirements are being met.