7 Sep 2020
In 2019, HalalBooking recorded record sales of $33 million US dollars, up from $21 million in the previous year, setting it well on track to record an exponential 2x rate of growth in 2020. With the onset of the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent worldwide lockdown, however, HalalBooking, like all travel companies, was badly hit, recording almost no sales in the period from March to June and dealing with a huge volume of cancelled and postponed trips. Unlike most travel companies, however, HalalBooking has bounced back quickly, achieving an astonishing feat by fully recovering its sales for August 2020, in comparison with the previous year. The company is now aiming to return to 2x growth rate by the end of the year.
6 Aug 2020
Our Chief Marketing Officer, Ufuk Seçgin, has been visiting Turkey’s beautiful Mediterranean holiday resort of Alanya, home to world-leading halal-friendly resort hotels. How have hotels achieved the balance between imposing strict hygiene and ensuring a relaxing environment? He wanted to find out, at first hand, what has changed and what has stayed the same. This is what he found:
25 Jul 2020
Hear about Turkish beach resorts first-hand from our HalalBooking holiday experts - all your questions answered!
1 May 2020
We are pleased to announce that HalalBooking has secured a £1.6 million (~$2M) Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan (CBILS) from HSBC Bank. The CBILS is a UK-government-backed scheme with favourable terms.
23 Mar 2020
Dear HalalBooking customer, our staff and customers are spread across the globe, so one thing which has struck me is how this terrible pandemic is affecting us all around the world in similar ways.
9 Mar 2020
The Financial Times has just published its FT 1000, the fourth annual list of Europe’s fastest-growing companies. It lists the European companies that achieved the highest compound annual growth in revenue between 2015 and 2018.
28 Feb 2020
Planning a honeymoon or special holiday in 2020? Choose from these halal-friendly hotels and villas, which are highly rated by our guests.
27 Feb 2020
HalalBooking is delighted to have started the new year with the launch of a brand new partnership with Turkish Airlines’ prestigious Miles&Smiles loyalty program.
14 Feb 2020
We don’t measure success – our customers do.
19 Dec 2019
HalalBooking has closed its small Series A round, with a post-money valuation of $52.5 million USD.
2 Dec 2019
📣 Press Release - HalalBooking ranked as fastest-growing UK travel company in prestigious Sunday Times Virgin Atlantic Fast Track 100
HalalBooking’s results for the first three quarters of 2019 show that over 75,000 guests have booked through its website, using its unique halal-friendly search functionality to choose hotel and villa accommodation. The value of its bookings in the same period was $26.5 million. This is an increase of 46% on the same period last year.
29 Nov 2019
The idyllic Maldives - Pale sand and turquoise seas; perfect for honeymoons.
14 Nov 2019
A wonderful climate, beautiful natural environment and one of the healthiest diets. Treat yourself to a refreshing break in Turkey. For an affordable wellness break, PLUS one that’s alcohol-free and family-friendly with women-only amenities and delicious halal food, consider these options:
31 Oct 2019
Many European ski resorts don’t cater well for halal-conscious guests. For better value and more halal-friendly features we have found you some hidden gems in Turkey and Bosnia instead.
28 Oct 2019
Autumn is perfect for exploring Europe’s great cities. It also offers excellent value for money! Where will you visit? Sightseeing, shopping and great halal food from Barcelona to London; Paris, Rome and beyond… Plan your next city break now!
13 Oct 2019
Thailand is known for its friendly, welcoming people, delicious food, rich culture and unspoilt beaches. Start your visit with an exhilarating stay in Bangkok, one of the world’s most vibrant cities.
25 Sep 2019
HalalBooking is pleased to announce a pre-series A round, with a valuation of $50 million USD. $2 million was raised from a group of individual investors, led by Azar Gurbanov, a co-founder of New York-based FSAstore.com, the USA’s leading wellness e-commerce website, which recently achieved a successful exit.
12 Jul 2019
June 2019 saw a record number of bookings made on HalalBooking.com, leading global platform for halal-friendly accommodation worldwide. It recorded its highest figure for monthly sales, since the company started in 2009. It made international sales totalling over $4 million (USD) in the month of June 2019 alone.
13 Jun 2019
HalalBooking is delighted to announce the launch of Klarna’s ‘Slice it in 3’ payment service for its UK customers. This service will allow customers to divide payment into three instalments.
6 Jun 2019
Now is a great time to visit Istanbul - plenty of sunshine but not too hot. And it’s great value for money!
30 May 2019
High standards, complete privacy, flexible accommodation and great value - perfect for your family!
16 May 2019
We have found the perfect, halal-friendly hotels and villas - now you just need to decide where to visit next!
9 Apr 2019
World-leading online platform for halal-friendly travel, HalalBooking, has entered into a co-branding agreement with Turkey’s foremost participation bank, Kuveyt Türk. Kuveyt Türk’s customers who are Sağlam Gold Card, Sağlam Platinum Card or Private Banking Credit Card holders will enjoy a year’s complimentary HalalBooking Loyalty Club Platinum or Diamond membership, allowing them to benefit from discounts of up to 20% on accommodation booked through HalalBooking.com.
4 Mar 2019
We are proud to announce that HalalBooking has been appointed the Exclusive International Sales Agent for Turkey’s leading halal-friendly resorts: Adin Beach, Wome Deluxe and Adenya Resort.
4 Mar 2019
Press Release: HalalBooking wins Islam Channel Business Awards for "Travel and Tourism Business of the Year 2019"!
HalalBooking was delighted to win the ‘Travel and Tourism Business of the Year’ award at the prestigious Islam Channel Business Awards 19. The award was presented to Ufuk Seçgin, Chief Marketing Officer of HalalBooking, at the awards ceremony held on Friday 1st March at the Hilton London Metropole.
2 Mar 2019
We are proud to announce the introduction of a new payment method: SOFORT banking by Klarna. Easy, quick and secure, payment by SOFORT Banking enables a smooth payment process and instant booking confirmation.
7 Feb 2019
HalalBooking is delighted to announce that it has renewed its European exclusivity contract with Wome Deluxe.
11 Jan 2019
Enjoy a relaxing halal-friendly stay with spectacular canyon views at Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort!
10 Jan 2019
2018 was another successful year for HalalBooking, the leading online search and booking platform for halal-friendly travel. Its latest filed company accounts show that in 2017 the company achieved a turnover of $12 million USD, which is an increase of $5 million USD on the previous year. Its net profit also rose to an impressive $830,000 USD in the same year. It is set to record similar growth again in 2018.
7 Jan 2019
Take your pick of our halal-friendly ski resorts and destinations: 📍 Turkey Whether you’re a seasonaire or a new timer to winter sports, Turkey offers a selection of pristine pistes and deep powder destinations with halal-friendly ski resorts!
3 Dec 2018
HalalBooking, the leading online search and booking platform for halal-friendly accommodation is delighted to have been included in the 22nd annual Sunday Times Virgin Atlantic Fast Track 100.
25 Nov 2018
Discover Qatar, the hidden jewel of Arabia! Within one decade Doha's skyline has changed dramatically with skyscrapers growing throughout the Doha Bay arc.
23 Nov 2018
The newly released "State of the Global Islamic Economy Report 2018/19", produced by Thomson Reuters in collaboration with Dinar Standard, estimates the Muslim spend on travel worldwide in 2017 as US$177 billion. This is forecast to reach US$274 billion by 2023, making it one of the industry’s fastest-growing sectors.
11 Nov 2018
Discover Dubai, the City of the Future Discover the most sparkling, the largest, the deepest city, and the city of gold, the city where everything is possible the city of the future.
19 Oct 2018
Press Release: Introducing Marrakech – a fantastic city break destination for halal-conscious travellers
You’ll be hearing a lot more about Morocco. It is an up-and-coming destination, which has been growing in popularity with the customers of HalalBooking, the leading online search and booking platform for halal-conscious travellers. The company, therefore, decided it was time to bring this enchanting destination to a wider audience.
11 Oct 2018
It’s a sunny 28 degrees in most cities of Morocco today - here are 5 more reasons why you should visit this magical country
30 Sep 2018
Enjoy a Spiritual Journey to the City of Rumi! Once the capital city of the Seljuk Sultanate of Rum and located in the heart of the Anatolian plateau, Konya is much more than a holy and mystical city.
5 Sep 2018
Plan a trip to the Moon without leaving Earth - Cappadocia! Cappadocia is a historical region in central Anatolia, Turkey. With its pale-golden landscape of sculpted caves and cone, it is a geological oddity of honeycombed hills and towering boulders of otherworldly beauty.
8 Aug 2018
Explore Fethiye’s spectacularly stunning coastal region – Turkey’s Turquoise Coast The “Blue Flag” awarded Ölüdeniz beach with its pristine water quality is undoubtedly the main reason to visit Fethiye.
4 Aug 2018
The City of Light that Glows Every Night! Welcome in Paris! Magnificent architectural masterpieces, impressive museums, beautiful avenues lined with luxurious shops and gourmet restaurants are waiting for you.
7 Jul 2018
Explore the most precious sights of the British capital along with the historic Muslim sites – these places still contain hidden treasures. The Thames, Big Ben, Tower Bridge, Buckingham Palace, Covent Garden, Trafalgar Square…discover the treasured emblems of England!
8 Jun 2018
From the Mediterranean Sea and Atlantic Ocean into large mountainous areas, to the Sahara Desert in the far south, Morocco is a place which is immersed in beauty and culture and has a lot to offer.
29 May 2018
We’re in the news! Reuters joined us on our recent press trip to Alanya in Turkey to experience first-hand halal-friendly beach resorts and meet holidaymakers and industry professionals from around the world and suddenly everyone is talking about HalalBooking and halal-friendly travel.
18 May 2018
The UK’s Top Hijabi Influencers Talk about Halal-friendly Travel HalalBooking took three young British women, who have a huge social media following, to the Turkish resort of Alanya to see what they made of one of the world’s premier halal-friendly resort hotels.
7 May 2018
Once Upon a Time in Marrakesh. Surrounded by beautiful nature and lying at the foothills of the Atlas Mountains, Marrakesh is more than a destination, it is a place to experience!
8 Apr 2018
In the heart of Europe, so near and so far, a stay in Bosnia & Herzegovina is a journey back in time, nature, culture and history.
20 Mar 2018
Unique City break in Istanbul – Where Asia and Europe Meet. Istanbul is one the most historic, famous and magnificent cities in the world as well as a buzzing modern metropolis.
11 Mar 2018
Take a visit to a lovely part of the world, where the Indian Ocean meets the Arabian Sea – The Maldives! From the heart-shaped island, shaped like an eye, a fish or a flower, elongated, round, pointed, simple sandbank or pierced by strange-shaped lakes, the Maldives Islands offer one of the largest diversity of island forms in the world.
8 Mar 2018
HalalBooking’s CEO, Elnur Seyidli, is proud to be at ITB with his team, representing one of the world’s newest and most dynamic tourism sectors.
25 Feb 2018
Being one of the most magnificent islands in Indonesia, Bali has become one of the top tourist destinations in Asia offering countless areas of outstanding natural beauty and is famous for its marvellous white sandy beaches. With excellent flight connections from around the world – enjoy and experience the warm unforgettable and gracious Balinese friendliness.
29 Jan 2018
Start your Asia adventure in one of the world's top tourist destination cities known for its vibrant street life, Bangkok. The boat-filled Chao Phraya River with its floating market feeds its network of canals, flowing past the Rattanakosin royal district, home to the dazzling and spectacular Grand Palace with its beautiful architecture and intricate details.
26 Jan 2018
Following the recent launch of the HB Loyalty Club, with 3 status tiers: Gold, Platinum and Diamond, we are proud to announce the introduction of Status Points and Cash Points.
12 Jan 2018
HalalBooking had another record-breaking year in 2017, with sales and turnover doubling year on year for the 8th year running, with tens of thousands of customers from more than 70 countries.
11 Jan 2018
Unlike other global websites at HalalBooking we know how important price transparency is to compare prices with other online travel agencies. Click on our information tab next to the price to see the full price breakdown.
18 Dec 2017
We are proud to launch Bof Uludağ Ski & Convention Resort, the world’s biggest alcohol-free ski hotel and the first alcohol-free ski resort on...
11 Dec 2017
HalalBooking, the leading online platform for halal-friendly travel, is delighted to announce the launch of its HB Loyalty Club (HBLC). The Club has three tiers: Gold, Platinum and Diamond.
8 Dec 2017
Indonesia has the world's largest Muslim population and its island Lombok, named after its notorious hot pepper, has good reasons to be discovered: the feeling to be unaffected by the passing of time, an unspoilt nature due to an uncrowded place, vast white sandy beaches, spectacular marine life to discover with excellent opportunities for snorkelling and diving, very original handcraft, and high-quality beach hotels.
7 Dec 2017
Relive more than 3,000 years of history during a stay in Jerusalem. As a holy city for the three great monotheistic religions, Al Quds has always been of great symbolic importance and is a major source of faith. It has exciting ethnic-religious pattern and its Old City is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
1 Dec 2017
Following a meeting in Istanbul, HalalBooking and Wome Deluxe Hotel have announced a new and exclusive partnership for 2018. Wome Deluxe has appointed HalalBooking as its sole and exclusive sales agent for the European market.
21 Nov 2017
Press Release: HalalBooking showcases leading halal-friendly destination, Antalya, to international agents
HalalBooking recently organised an international familiarisation trip for 28 travel agents, to Turkey’s popular Antalya region. With 20 halal-friendly hotels in the area, this is widely regarded as the world’s leading destination for halal-conscious holidaymakers. The participating agents were from 10 countries (Denmark, UK, Belgium, France, Germany, Algeria, Tunisia, Palestine, Lebanon and Turkey)
19 Nov 2017
Wengen is a beautiful village and famous holiday resort in the Bernese Oberland, located in central Switzerland at an altitude of 1,274m above sea level.
12 Nov 2017
Explore the most precious sights of the British capital: The Thames, Big Ben, Tower Bridge, Buckingham Palace, Covent Garden, Trafalgar Square and the capital’s historic Muslim sites – these places still contain hidden treasures.
26 Oct 2017
The World's Leading Safari Destination 2017 Tanzania is a land of endless plains, ancient volcanoes, dense forest, and unspoilt beaches. A great mixture of iconic landscapes, incredible wildlife, diversity, and authenticity.
24 Oct 2017
Quietly located on Trebević Mountain, just a 15-minute drive from the Old Town of Sarajevo, Pino Nature Hotel features a spa centre and an on-site restaurant that serves traditional Bosnian cuisine and international a la carte dishes.
8 Oct 2017
Banana Island Resort is located on an exclusive 13-hectare island that boasts its own marina, reefs, private beach, 9 dining options and a lagoon pool. It is a 20-minute luxury ferry ride from Al Shyoukh Port and 10 km from downtown Doha.
20 Sep 2017
Whether you decide to go to Florida, Malaysia, Malta, Spain, Turkey or Zanzibar, enjoy the comfort and privacy of a secluded private swimming pool in your private villa.
6 Sep 2017
Located in Marrakesh, Le Vizir Center Park & Resort is a set of luxurious apartments, offering a range of activities and swimming pools including one private for women only.
16 Aug 2017
Fethiye is one of Turkey's well-known summer tourism centres on the south-west coast also known as the Turquoise Coast. It was an ancient Greek town called Telmessos which became part of the Ottoman Empire in 1424 and in 1914 it was renamed into “Fethiye” in honour of Fethi Bey, one of the first pilots of the Ottoman Air Force.
1 Aug 2017
Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, is one of the world's top tourist destination cities known for its vibrant street life. The boat-filled Chao Phraya River with its floating market feeds its network of canals, flowing past the Rattanakosin royal district, home to the opulent Grand Palace.
29 Jul 2017
Angel’s Marmaris, rated 9.0 (“superb”) by HalalBooking customers, offers a special last-minute deal comprising of 10% off on all stays until 24th August in all room types except private villas. Furthermore, there is a special 10% villa deal for all stays in villas until 31st October 2017.
26 Jul 2017
History is around every corner of Rome. From the Pantheon and the piazzas to the Vatican and the Colosseum, Italy’ capital is one of the world’s most historically significant destinations. Here you’ll discover cultural remnants of the Roman Empire, awe-inspiring Renaissance art, numerous historic landmarks as well as the culinary delights of la dolce vita - the sweet life!
8 Jul 2017
Previously you had to search for each type separately – Resorts, City Hotels or Villas. For example, if you want to see all properties in Spain with all or some halal food – search ‘All types’ and apply ‘Country’ and ‘Halal Food’ filters to the results.
21 Jun 2017
The Halal travel market is one of the youngest and most dynamic sectors in the travel industry. It is expected that the Muslim market spend on outbound travel will reach $243 billion by 2021.
25 May 2017
Discover Muslim Spain’s History! Explore Andalusia (Arabic “Al-Andalus”) and its lost civilisation of the Umayyad, which became one of the great Muslim civilisations; reaching its summit with the Umayyad caliphate of Cordoba in the tenth century.
11 Mar 2017
Use of mobiles and tablets is increasing fast with more than 60% of visits to HalalBooking.com now coming through handheld devices. We want our mobile and tablet users to have the best possible experience when using HalalBooking.com on smaller screens. Therefore, we are delighted to announce the launch of the enhanced mobile version of our website, focusing on improving user experience with filtering functionality, reliability and download speed.
22 Feb 2017
Relax at a private pool villa in a fantastic location! To stay in a private villa with its own private pool offering 100% privacy is the ideal alternative to a holiday at a beach resort. It is a great way to experience space, freedom and tranquillity during your next holiday.
23 Jan 2017
New Destination Zanzibar in Tanzania Launched! There are some fabulous beaches on the islands of Zanzibar in the Indian Ocean off the Tanzanian coast in East Africa. Many little islands around Zanzibar offer a more secluded and remote beach experience away from the main tourist attractions.
4 Jan 2017
Where to Warm up During Winter?! Ever tried halal-friendly thermal resorts to warm up during your next winter holiday? Young and old alike and families with children take advantage of the relaxing and therapeutic effects of modern halal-friendly thermal resorts during the winter season.
31 Dec 2016
Baku, a sunny city on the shores of the Caspian Sea, designated as the “2009 Capital of Islamic Culture”, is a place where the West truly meets the East, and where modern skyscrapers surround world heritage sites.
13 Nov 2016
Discover All That’s Possible In Dubai! Combine the best of a city break with year-round sunshine and amazing beaches. Look up at the world’s tallest building, ski down a snowy mountain in the middle of the desert, skydive above a man-made island, swim with sharks in the world’s largest mall, marvel at sparkling jewels in old-world souks and feel the breeze from a traditional dhow cruise—all in a single trip.
16 Oct 2016
HalalBooking is delighted to have been presented the ‘Islamic Economy Award in Hospitality and Tourism 2016’ by His Highness Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crowne Prince of Dubai.
12 Oct 2016
Following the recent integration, SiteMinder, an industry leading cloud-based channel manager, has made HalalBooking.com website available to connect with 22,000 hotels globally.
13 Aug 2016
At HalalBooking we know how important customer reviews are in your decision making for your next hotel and/or destination choice. That’s why we are proud to introduce the new “Review Translation” functionality helping you to read other customers’ reviews in your own preferred language.
9 Mar 2016
Kissimmee is a city in central Florida's Osceola County, just south of Orlando. It’s defined by its proximity to the region’s multitude of amusement parks, including the massive Walt Disney World Resort complex (12km), Universal Studios and Universal Islands of Adventure (30km), Sea World Orlando (23km), and Legoland Florida (49km).
16 Feb 2016
HalalBooking, the global leading search & book website for halal travel, announced today its new head office in the famous Thames Valley Business Park in Reading-upon-Thames, west of London. Here are extracts from the executive team of the company:
11 Feb 2016
We have launched a new filter functionality on HalalBooking.com. Now you can filter your search results by “Ladies-only Leisure Facilities” in addition to “Halal Food”, “No-alcohol Policy” and other filters.
16 Jan 2016
Marmaris is a Mediterranean resort town along the Turkish Riviera (also known as the Turquoise Coast) with a long seafront promenade, beautiful beach and crystal-clear waters. HalalBooking.com lists several very different hotels at this wonderful destination with excellent early booking discounts...
16 Dec 2015
We are pleased to launch a new filter functionality on HalalBooking.com. Now you can filter your search results by “Review Score” in addition to “Star”, “Country” and “Halal Food” filters...
28 Nov 2015
Built on 120 acres and designed to offer special facilities for families, the 5-star Wome Deluxe resort recently opened its doors and awaits its guests with its all-inclusive concept, clean air and unique women-only beach...
26 Nov 2015
The winners of the “World Halal Travel Awards 2015” were announced at a gala dinner in Abu Dhabi last month, which was held in conjunction with the World Halal Travel Summit & Expo 2015...
20 Nov 2015
Enjoy Abu Dhabi’s evolving skyline while discovering the emirate by land, air or sea. Make a splash in Abu Dhabi! Connect with a sailing legacy that stretches back centuries or swim in shimmering turquoise waters and relax on amazing white beaches e.g. at Saadiyat Beach Club on Ladies Tuesdays...
14 Nov 2015
Just a short hop to the West from the popular holiday hotspot of Bali lies the equally beautiful island of Lombok. In comparison to Bali, dominated by mass tourism, Lombok is still untouched and less commercial...
5 Nov 2015
Gone are the days when winter holiday was only associated with snow and skiing. The new trend in winter holidays are halal-friendly thermal resorts...
20 Oct 2015
UK-based HalalBooking, the world-leading search and book website for halal travel, today announced that it has raised $1m in Series A round funding at $30m evaluation from a private venture capitalist...
12 Oct 2015
Press Release: HalalBooking announces record sales growth ahead of World Halal Travel Summit in Abu Dhabi
The popularity of Muslim-friendly holidays is soaring faster than any other travel sector in the world, the leading “search & book” website for halal-conscious travel, HalalBooking, has confirmed...
8 Oct 2015
3 finalists are announced in each category of “World Halal Travel Awards 2015”...
13 Jul 2015
Marmaris is a Mediterranean resort town along the Turkish Riviera (also known as the Turquoise Coast) with a long seafront promenade, beautiful beach and crystal-clear waters...
1 Jul 2015
We are pleased to announce that we launched Customer Reviews on the desktop version of HalalBooking.com...
1 Apr 2015
We would like to bring to your attention the World Halal Travel Summit & Exhibition, which will be held on 19-21 Oct 2015 in Adu Dhabi, U.A.E....
28 Mar 2015
The 11th World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF) Roundtable event was held on 23-24 March in Cordoba, Spain. HalalBooking and other key players in the global travel industry presented...