Specialist travel search and book platform HalalBooking.com has completed an integration with Availpro Fastbooking.
The tie-up offers two-way XML connectivity to HalalBooking.com’s growing base of hotel partners and suppliers in Europe, North Africa and APAC.
HalalBooking.com’s suppliers using Availpro Fastbooking channel managers will be able to make real-time availability, rate and inventory updates and receive bookings generated on the channel through these channel managers.
The firm said this will result in more efficient rate distribution and enhanced rate optimisation of all connections.
London-based HalalBooking.com claims to offer hotels access to customers from 84 different countries who use the platform to filter accommodation by halal-friendly features.
This new integration will open up the possibility for over 10,500 hotels, which use Availpro Fastbooking’s channel management technology, to make their services available to HalalBooking.com’s customers worldwide.
Enver Cebi, chief operating officer of HalalBooking.com, said: “The halal-friendly travel market is one of the fastest growing tourism sectors worldwide.
“The integration with Availpro Fastbooking will help HalalBooking.com gain access to broader inventory and more availability, improve booking conversion and increase revenues as part of its growth plans across Asia Pacific, Europe, and North Africa.
“With bookings from 84 countries in 45 currencies, 1,300+ affiliates and call centres in 20 countries, we are not a regular mass-market OTA.
“Ours is a niche market undergoing rapid growth and we are market-leaders, which means we’re well placed to share our knowledge and expertise with hotel partners. Our customers have specific needs and requirements but they are loyal and likely to return.”
Léa Vernet, global partnership manager at Availpro, said: “We observe that the consumption trend is to ultra personalization. Thanks to this new partnership, hotel owners from all over the world connected to the Availpro Fastbooking ‘s channel manager, who have an adapted offer can now reach HalalBooking.com’s customers.”