Sutra Travel & Tourism Management Group in Malaysia has soft launched a portal targeted at Umrah pilgrims at the 8th Muslim World Biz Exhibition & Conference 2017 held in Kuala Lumpur this week.
Umrah is the non-mandatory lesser pilgrimage made by Muslims to Mecca, which can be done any time of the year.
Sutra’s group managing director, Syed Razif Al-Yahya, billed GoUmrah.travel as the world’s only web portal allowing pilgrims to book their Umrah requirements online.
When the engine goes live on October 18, users will be able to instantly book major components for their Umrah including flights, hotels, transfers, travel insurance, visa processing and visits to holy sites and Islamic attractions, Syed Razif said.
He added: “Users will have the flexibility to choose their travel dates, preferred accommodation and length of stay, transportation for airport and inter-city transfers.
“The online platform saves users’ time and transactions can be made online 24/7. It allows users to choose the services they require and pay for only those services chosen. Traditional Umrah packages sold by agents in Malaysia are mostly not flexible.”
Tickets, visa processing, ground handling and other services related to Umrah are rendered by Sutra and its partners.