Friday, 20 December 2013 00:00
The travel industry has been lacking a dedicated travel booking site catering to the needs of Muslims. All that is changed with the acquisition of www.halaltrip.com by Crescentrating, the world’s leading authority on Halal travel. It is now re-launching HalalTrip.com as the world’s first full-fledged travel booking site that specialises in the needs of the Muslim traveller.
HalalTrip.com features over 380,000 booking.com hotels and other accommodations to choose from. A global directory of Halal restaurants, mosques and other Halal-friendly amenities near the hotel and surrounding neighbourhood will allow the travellers to make educated choices.
Crescentrated Hotels will also be featured with information regarding their verified and audited Halal-friendly facilities and amenities. Halaltrip.com has partnered with Booking.com to provide its customers with one of the world’s largest inventories of hotel and holiday travel accommodations.
Flight booking will be powered by www.wego.com’s meta-search engine producing the best prices for flights while booking travel arrangements.
During a recent interview, Wego CEO and Founder Ross Veitch had this to say: “Wego is delighted to be providing flight search technology for www.halaltrip.com. We congratulate Crescentrating on their innovative ratings system they are bringing to the market to enable Islamic travellers to make better lifestyle and travel decisions.”
Tour packages tailor made for Muslim travellers will soon be available on www.halaltrip.com and via accredited travel agents. These tour packages have been developed in partnership with Kuoni Group Travel Experts, one of the world’s largest wholesale tour operators. Kuoni Group Travel Expert’s Senior Vice President for Sales and Marketing Asia Pacific and the Americas Olivier Moeschler commented: “With a rising population exceeding 1.6 billion people, Muslims are increasingly choosing travel options that combine their wish to see the best of leading destinations with more specialised needs such as Halal food, Salaath facilities or services during Ramadan. Our partnership with Crescentrating and www.halaltrip.com will help us exceed their expectations as we further expand our range of Halal friendly travel destinations, accommodation and experiences.”
Crescentrating Chief Operating Officer Dany Bolduc said: “We are most proud of the www.halaltrip.com website and are aiming to be the leader in the online travel booking market for Halal travel. We have very ambitious plans with an ever growing database and additional features to create a hassle-free travel experience for Muslim travellers.”
Other features will be added progressively including Arabic and other language interfaces.
Muslim traveller’s expenditure is estimated to reach $ 200 billion by 2020. Along with the increasing penetration of internet and smart phones in the Middle East and other Muslim majority markets, online travel booking is set to grow rapidly in these regions.
For complete information, please visit www.halaltrip.com.