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Eye of Riyadh
Eye of Riyadh
Tourism & Hospitality | Tuesday 27 August, 2019 4:00 pm |
Share: showcases travel solutions for global Muslims at Hajj & Umrah Forum 2019, the online B2B & B2C portal of holidayme, one of the fastest growing online travel solutions providers in the Middle East region,is showcasing specialized travel solutions for Muslims at the Hajj & Umrah Forum. The official signing of the MOU between Umrahme and the Ministry of Hajj & Umrah Forum was done by Mr. Abdulrahman Fahd Shams, General Supervisor of Maqam Hajj & Umrah Global Distribution System. This places the online portal in a league above the rest, making them a global name to reckon with. The signing will allow them a wider market reach and inspire other providers to follow suit. The forum takes place from 26th- 28thof August at the Jeddah Center for Forums and Event and brings together hospitality professionals, tour operators, travel and tourism professionals and airlines across the GCC region. 


Headlined by the Minister of Hajj & Umrah, Dr. Mohammad Saleh Bin Taher Benten, the forum was inaugurated by HRH Prince Khalid Al Faisal bin AbdulAziz Al Saud, Advisor to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, Governor of Makkah Region and Chairman of the Central Committee for Hajj and attended by a number of government officials. 


Aligned with the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 plan to transform the tourism and hospitality sector including religious tourism within Saudi Arabia, Umrahme.comhas created a special purpose offering geared for Umrah travelers from all over the world. The portal is designed to help Muslims book and plan their Umrah trip with ease and from the comfort of their homes. Also, the platform allows approved external travel agencies to utilize the technology in booking for Umrah groups through the B2B system. The signing of the MOU with the Ministry of Hajj & Umrah, allows the portal to have direct interface with not just the customers, but with around 3,700 global travel agents and around 700 Umrah operators. 


Speaking at the forum, Mohammed Mahfouz Salem BinMahfouzFounder and CEO, Umrah Business,Umrahme.comsaid, “We believe in minimalism and ease, hence Umrahmehas been created with the idea of having a simplified and unified portal for all details regarding booking an Umrah trip from anywhere in the world. Partnering with the Ministry is an excellent opportunity for us.”

“Forums such as these demonstrate the growing confidence among owners and developers providing us a platform to showcase our services. It is a testament to the Kingdom as it continues to expand and appeal worldwide and offer more choices to people in the region, he added.”


As an approved and licensed Umrah OTA, Umrahme.comis also the first online travel agent offering e-visa support for Umrah, simplifying the application process and making it more accessible for every traveler. Offering the entire gamut ranging from online booking options to B2C and B2B audiences pertaining to travel, stay, transfers and visa support, to aiding in hotel choices, ground services and transit, Umrahmewill certainly make the holy trip of Umrah more manageable for all worshipers. The platform aims to modernize the Umrah experience for Muslims around the world seeking state-of-the-art products by digitizing all procedures for a seamless booking process in the religious tourism domain.

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