New "Halal Trip" mobile app for Muslim tourists

2015-04-27 08:49:28 | Al Muslim News
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A new mobile application will help Muslim travelers know prayer times, locate mosques and find halal food more easily while away from home.
Halal Trip, an online travel website specializing in halal and family-friendly travel, has allowed its mobile app to give Muslims tourist a simple way to find prayer times and locations whether on air, land or sea.
The new App feature instantly calculates the prayer times for the current location, the distances for nearby mosques and the time it will take to reach them.
The addition of this feature alongside its existing in-flight prayer calculator means the Halal Trip app now provides Muslim travelers with a seamless experience for all their requirements.
“The Muslim traveler is now much more technology savvy than ever before. They are increasingly coming from a younger demographic and are now some of the early adopters of online innovations,” Fazal Bahardeen, CEO of HalalTrip and parent company CrescentRating said in a statement.
The Halal Trip app brings together several of key essential travel resources for Muslims, which includes Halal food discovery.
The Halal food spotting feature allows users to ‘spot’ Halal food dishes and upload images, comment and share via social media to millions across the world,” he added.
According to the latest statistics in the “Master Card-Crescent Rating Global Muslim Travel Index (GMTI) 2015”, the halal tourism sector was worth $145 billion in 2014. This figure is predicted to grow to $200 billion by 2020..

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