Halal travel site launched in Singapore

Halal beachA new website for Muslim travelers, HalalTrip.com, including a global directory of halal restaurants and dedicated city guides has been launched on December 18 in Singapore, AFP reported.

Specialist Singapore-based firm Crescentrating said the site offers a wide range of features for tourists wishing to travel in accordance with the rules of Islam.

“It is the world’s first fully-featured travel booking website for Muslim travellers,” Crescentrating chief executive Fazal Bahardeen said, adding that the industry had been lacking a dedicated travel booking site catering to the needs of Islamic tourists.

Spending by Muslim travelers is estimated to reach $200 billion globally by 2020, up from $126 billion in 2011, according to the company’s chief operating officer Dany Bolduc.

Crescentrating acquired HalalTrip.com from its Austrian owner in June 2013 and has relaunched it with new features including booking facilities for nearly 400,000 hotels, as well as airlines and tour packages. The site previously only allowed bookings for 1,000 hotels.

Tourists can now search flights and hotels on the English-language site as a result of partnerships with online reservation firm Booking.com and travel search engine Wego.com. It also offers a global directory of halal restaurants, mosques and amenities useful the Muslim tourist. There are dedicated travel and city guides to places such as Istanbul, Beijing, and Kuala Lumpur, highlighting places of interest for the Islamic visitors.

Other features will be added progressively, including Arabic and other language interfaces, the company said.



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A new website for Muslim travelers, HalalTrip.com, including a global directory of halal restaurants and dedicated city guides has been launched on December 18 in Singapore, AFP reported. Specialist Singapore-based firm Crescentrating said the site offers a wide range of features for tourists wishing to travel in accordance with the rules of Islam. "It is the world's first fully-featured travel booking website for Muslim travellers," Crescentrating chief executive Fazal Bahardeen said, adding that the industry had been lacking a dedicated travel booking site catering to the needs of Islamic tourists. Spending by Muslim travelers is estimated to reach $200 billion...

Halal beachA new website for Muslim travelers, HalalTrip.com, including a global directory of halal restaurants and dedicated city guides has been launched on December 18 in Singapore, AFP reported.

Specialist Singapore-based firm Crescentrating said the site offers a wide range of features for tourists wishing to travel in accordance with the rules of Islam.

“It is the world’s first fully-featured travel booking website for Muslim travellers,” Crescentrating chief executive Fazal Bahardeen said, adding that the industry had been lacking a dedicated travel booking site catering to the needs of Islamic tourists.

Spending by Muslim travelers is estimated to reach $200 billion globally by 2020, up from $126 billion in 2011, according to the company’s chief operating officer Dany Bolduc.

Crescentrating acquired HalalTrip.com from its Austrian owner in June 2013 and has relaunched it with new features including booking facilities for nearly 400,000 hotels, as well as airlines and tour packages. The site previously only allowed bookings for 1,000 hotels.

Tourists can now search flights and hotels on the English-language site as a result of partnerships with online reservation firm Booking.com and travel search engine Wego.com. It also offers a global directory of halal restaurants, mosques and amenities useful the Muslim tourist. There are dedicated travel and city guides to places such as Istanbul, Beijing, and Kuala Lumpur, highlighting places of interest for the Islamic visitors.

Other features will be added progressively, including Arabic and other language interfaces, the company said.



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