HalalBooking.com, the online booking platform which specialises in halal-friendly travel, has announced a huge increase in bookings in 2017. The company’s turnover rose to $7 million in the first 6 months of 2017. This has almost doubled since last year, when the turnover for the same period in 2016 was $3.6 million.The company operates worldwide, with its global headquarters in the UK. The UK is its second largest outbound market, accounting for 20% of its overall business.
CEO, Elnur Seyidli said: “We are delighted with these results, which see us on track to reach our target of $15 million turnover by the end of the year.”
Currently, their top destinations for UK travellers are Turkey, the UAE, Morocco, Spain and Indonesia.
Chief Marketing Office, Ufuk Seçgin said: “Turkey is the most sophisticated destination for halal-friendly holidays in the world. Our customers love Turkey because it offers a wide choice of family-friendly resort hotels, with dedicated beach, swimming pool and spa areas for women only and men only. This combined with the famous Turkish hospitality makes it our most popular destination.”
He continued: “We also offer a wide choice of villas in Turkey, which guarantee that their pools and sunbathing areas are not overlooked in any way, so that the families who stay there can be sure of complete privacy.”
COO and joint founder Enver Cebi said: “My first experience of the travel industry was working for a leading Turkish specialist operator in the UK. I saw the quality of accommodation which they offered and the wide choice which they gave their customers, and I thought there was an excellent opportunity for us to do something similar but aimed specifically at Muslim travellers.”
HalalBooking.com offers a wide choice of hotels throughout the world, which can be filtered for halal-friendly attributes such as availability of halal food, alcohol-free areas and the provision of women-only pools, beach or spa areas. It also features unique ‘Precise Total Family Pricing’ technology to cater for larger family groups, as well as a best price guarantee and verified customer reviews.