Online Muslim travel platform, HalalTrip, on Wednesday unveiled tour packages to over 65 global destinations.
HalalTrip tailors Muslim friendly tour packages that includes excursions and activities to cities across the world including Europe, North America, Middle East, Africa and South East Asia.
The tour packages, accessible online and through the mobile app, aremade for Muslim consumers – a sector predicted to grow to $200 billion in the next four years.
Each package is also rated on how Muslim-friendly it is by HalalTrip’s sister firm, CrescentRating.
HalalTrip CEO Fazal Bahardeen said: “It is widely recognized that the Muslim travel market is becoming increasingly important and lucrative to the travel sector and the launch of these exclusive worldwide tour packages is a reflection on this,” he said.
“The Muslim consumers are looking to explore new destinations and experience different cultures across the world which is why we have launched these tailored packages that cater for every occasion together with satisfying needs such as Halal food and prayer facilities.
“Whether it is experiencing Great White Sharks in South Africa, taking in some culture and history in Spain, honeymooning in Maldives or shopping in Dubai, we have something for every need.”
The packages not only include tours to the world’s most popular destinations such as Dubai, Kuala Lumpur, Cape Town, Maldives, and London but also cities such as Tbilisi, Dubrovnik and Kunming. HalalTrip plans to add more destinations in the coming months.
The Muslim travel market is now widely recognized as a key growth tourism sector projected to be worth $200 billion by 2020 according to the MasterCard-CrescentRating Global Muslim Travel Index 2015, the most comprehensive research that has been released on the sector.
5 of the best Muslim Friendly Tour Packages – at a glance
– Gems of Islamic Spain – 8 day tour that highlights Madrid and visits the three most celebrated cities of Al Andalus including Cordoba, Granada and Seville.
– Sweet Escape – 3 day Honeymoon Package to Bali
– Amazing Balkan- 12 Days Tour to Greece, Macedonia, Albania, Montenegro, Croatia and Bosnia & Herzegovina.
– Shark Cage Diving – Full-day unforgettable underwater experience with the Great White Sharks near Cape Town.
– Dubai Shopping Festival- 5 days of shopping extravaganza including a desert safari with a BBQ Dinner, tour of Dubai and a visit to the Marina Dhow Cruise with dinner