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Singapore: Halal travel booking website launched

Singapore: Halal travel booking website launched

Singapore-based Crescentrating, a global authority on Halal travel, has launched a dedicated travel booking site catering to the needs of Muslims.

HalalTrip.com features over 380,000 hotels and other accommodations from Booking.com, world leader in online hotel reservations. A global directory of Halal restaurants, mosques and other Halal friendly amenities near the hotel and surrounding neighborhood will allow the travelers 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 Wego.com’s meta-search engine producing the best prices for flights while booking travel arrangements.

Ross Veitch, Wego CEO & founder, said: “Wego is delighted to be providing flight search technology for 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 travelers will soon be available on 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.

Olivier Moeschler, Kuoni Group Travel Expert’s senior vice president for Sales and Marketing Asia Pacific & the Americas, said: “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 HalalTrip.com will help us exceed their expectations as we further expand our range of Halal friendly travel destinations, accommodation and experiences,” he added.

Dany Bolduc, chief operating officer for Crescentrating, said: “We are most proud of the 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, he added. –TradeArabia News Service

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