Read our monthly eNews explaining the latest website features. Find out how to make best use of our website.
1 Dec 2023
Reaching a higher HBLC status of Platinum or Diamond gives you discounts of up to 20%, plus benefits such as late checkout or room upgrades and you earn Cash Points faster. If you are Platinum or Diamond in 2023, make sure you don’t lose it. Ensure your status renews into 2024 at the end of December. Or if you are Gold, consider whether you can reach Platinum by the end of December to enjoy your new status in 2024. If you have already earned 3,000 Status Points for Platinum or 10,000 Points for Diamond then your status will renew into 2024.
3 Nov 2023
When visiting Makkah and Madina for Umrah there are certain features which we know are important to our customers.
1 Oct 2023
HalalBooking now features 500,000 hotels and villas worldwide and we are adding new properties every day. This includes most of the hotels in the world and means that wherever you are travelling for business or leisure you can use our halal-friendliness filters to find the hotel which suits your halal needs.
7 Sep 2023
When visiting Mecca and Medina for Umrah there are certain features which we know are important to our customers. One of these is the view from the room. Now you can filter and search for a hotel in Mecca and Medina with rooms which look on to the Masjid al-Haram.
1 Aug 2023
On HalalBooking there is no such thing as a ‘halal’ or ‘non-halal’ hotel. All hotels have varying degrees of halal-friendliness - maybe a very small degree such as offering halal food if requested in advance; or a very high degree such as all halal food, being alcohol-free and having a ladies-only spa, pool and beach. HalalBooking lists over 500,000 hotels, which is most of the hotels in the world, specifying their halal-friendly features. You can use our halal filters to narrow your search to find a hotel which is halal-friendly enough for your own needs.
1 Jul 2023
You can now search for beach, pool and spa by 4 different filters: • Ladies-only: secluded facilities exclusively for women • Private-hire: secluded facilities that can be hired for private use • In villa/room: private secluded facilities in the villa or room that you book • Mixed-gender: modest-swimwear-friendly mixed facilities
4 Apr 2023
At HalalBooking you can read reviews from previous halal-conscious guests to help you choose a property for your next holiday. In addition to the information about halal-friendly features for each property, the opinions of other halal-conscious travellers with similar needs can give you a good idea of what to expect at the property you are considering booking.
2 Mar 2023
We would like to remind you about a very popular feature we launched last year on HalalBooking. Previously our website displayed seclusion degrees for pools, beach and spa, but only for property-wide facilities which are accessible by all guests. The new enhanced feature however allows you to check out seclusion degrees for each individual room type of the property so you can decide better which room type to book.
27 Jan 2023
As we have entered the new year, we’re happy to announce that 2022 has yet again been another record-breaking year at HalalBooking! The last twelve months have seen 172,000 new hotels and villas in dozens of new destinations, tons of new website features and a number of new partnerships with other great international brands, all to give you the best booking experience. Looking ahead to 2023, we at HalalBooking look forward to providing you with the best halal-friendly holiday experience. So from all of us at HB, we’d like to wish you a happy and prosperous new year.
3 Jan 2023
Unsure of your holiday plans? You can still book a hotel but with a free cancellation rate! This way you lock in a low rate and availability well in advance. If your plans change later - you can always cancel absolutely free. And for your convenience - in case of “pay later” bookings - the booking will be auto-cancelled if you do not pay by the required deadline.
4 Nov 2022
Whether you’re visiting Paris or London, Rome or Istanbul, seeing the sights of the city is sure to be at the top of your to-do list. Staying close to the Eiffel Tower, Buckingham Palace, the Colosseum or the Topkapi Palace will make your trip extra special - and much more convenient if you’re travelling with children. On HalalBooking it is easy to search for halal-friendly hotels close to famous landmarks.
8 Sep 2022
Have you ever wondered how many rooms you need to book when searching for a hotel for your family? Unlike other websites, HalalBooking automatically calculates the minimum number of rooms that’s guaranteed to suit your family, taking into account the number of adults and children entered. It also shows if a connection or adjacency is possible between rooms.
2 Aug 2022
Have you heard from friends that they had to pay extra children fees during hotel check-ins, despite paying the supposed total amount upon booking on other websites? Or did you have to endure such a surprise yourself?
1 Jul 2022
In the past, our website listed hotels mainly in Turkey. But recently we have launched 300,000 hotels in 100 countries worldwide. To encourage you to discover new destinations, you will earn 2× Status Points when you stay at a hotel outside Turkey.
1 Jun 2022
Have you found a better price? At HalalBooking we always want to offer you the best possible price. You can enjoy complete peace of mind with our Price Match offer. If you come across lower rates on another website, from another agency or from the hotel itself, let us know and we’ll try to match it.
1 May 2022
Each hotel’s orange price tag on our website has two discount lines above it. The lines are in different colours for ease of understanding:
1 Apr 2022
On HalalBooking.com you can apply "Modest swimwear allowed" filters to find hotels that allow burkini in their pools or beaches.
10 Feb 2022
We launched a new feature on HalalBooking: Previously our website displayed seclusion degrees for pools, beach and spa, but only for property-wide facilities. But now you are also able to check out seclusion degrees for each individual room type of the property and decide which room type to book.
27 Jan 2022
2021 was hard on all of us. But one thing made it easier: Our loyal community, the website, the team, the hotels — we all pulled through together. And it’s all because of you. While travel may have been trickier than usual, everyone at HalalBooking worked tirelessly to deliver a world-class service. Our search and booking experience for halal-conscious travellers combined with your loyalty enabled us to serve more customers than ever before, achieving new sales records as a result. Thanks for joining us on our journey, we couldn’t have done it without you.
2 Jan 2022
"Travel with confidence" We know how important travel is to HalalBooking’s loyal customers, so, in these uncertain times we are making things as easy as possible for you. We are here to help you. Check the "Book with Confidence" section on the property page for detailed information. BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE
28 Nov 2021
We are happy to introduce our brand new feature that will help you make informed decisions in choosing your next holiday property. While checking out a leisure facility, look out for the colour dots to get a glance of its halal-friendliness. 🟢Feature is halal-friendly for most guests 🟡Feature might not be acceptable for some halal-conscious guests 🔴Feature is not acceptable for most halal-conscious guests
25 Jun 2021
Now you are spoilt for choice with every type of accommodation available in many new locations. We have been busy expanding our portfolio, so you can be sure to find somewhere to suit your needs and budget.
25 Apr 2021
At HalalBooking we are always looking for ways to improve your holiday experience. Our new functionality allows you to save your favourite properties to keep them whilst you plan.
20 Mar 2021
“We are looking forward to welcoming British tourists with open arms, as we did safely last summer.” Mehmet Nuri Ersoy, Minister of Culture & Tourism It’s about time for some good news, and Turkey’s Minister of Culture and Tourism gave us just that when he confirmed live on the BBC News Breakfast show this week that Turkey is expecting to be able to welcome British visitors without requiring evidence of vaccination or PCR tests.
8 Mar 2021
Brand new feature - Search by Landmark - Whether you’re visiting Paris or London, Rome or Istanbul, seeing the sights is sure to be top of your list of things to do. Staying close to the Eiffel Tower, Buckingham Palace, the Colosseum or the Topkapi Palace will make your trip extra special - and much more convenient if you’re travelling with children. At HalalBooking we’re always finding ways to make your search for halal-friendly accommodation even easier. That’s why we have developed our newest feature to help you find accommodation close to famous landmarks.
11 Feb 2021
Over 180,000 people worldwide voted in the recent Uzakrota Travel Awards 2020 and HalalBooking was delighted to secure 2nd place in the ‘World’s Leading Travel Brand Blog’ category, after Skyscanner. We were delighted to see that so many of you are enjoying our articles and, of course, we are very grateful for the support of those who voted for us. Our blog is still a relative new-comer - only a year old - so we are especially pleased to see it recognised in this way.
23 Dec 2020
Unique, flexible stays in the UK Book your next trip now - if plans change simply cancel before the given deadline.
10 Nov 2020
If you are a frequent visitor to our site then you might have noticed some recent changes! We have some new features such as "halal-friendliness data pending" and "external review score". If you want to find out more about how to find your way around, read our full blog article!