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Trafalgar Tours launches guided holidays for South African Muslim travellers

Sure Travel’s partner, Trafalgar Tours, has partnered with local faith-based travel business Tayyib Travel to launch its first guided travel itinerary specially tailored to the needs and interests of South African Muslim travellers.

“Globally, most Muslim travellers and tourists are practising Muslims, whose main concerns while travelling are access to Halal food and prayer facilities,” says Rudewaan Arendse, owner of Tayyib Travel, who believes the new niche Muslim-friendly and Halal guided tours will meet the needs of this fast-growing travel market.

“Considering the large Muslim communities in South Africa, it is important that we are now able to offer specialist tours meeting travellers’ faith-based needs and interests,” adds Teresa Richardson, Managing Director of Trafalgar’s parent company, The Travel Corporation, in South Africa.

Trafalgar's new trip will incorporate time for Muslim travellers to attend prayers. Stock image

The first trip will depart after Ramadan, on 19 June 2019, for a two-week tour of Turkey. The guided holiday package includes 13 nights hotel accommodation, breakfasts daily, 11 dinners, two lunches (including a signature Trafalgar Be my Guest experience at the Taurus Mountain Muslim Village), travel by luxury air-conditioned coach, an expert Travel Director, all hotel service charges and tips, must-see sights with VIP entry, unique insider experiences and airport transfers. Visits to Istanbul, Bursa, Kusadasi, Pamukkale, Antalya, Konya, Cappadocia, Ankara and other key attractions are included.

“This specialist itinerary will give Muslim travellers the opportunity to delve deeper into Turkey’s authentic Ottoman culture and discover the Islamic heritage of this wonderfully diverse and interesting country,” says Richardson.

Maiden's Tower along Istanbul's Bosphorous

Guided holidays to Spain and Italy are currently in the pipeline with departures planned for 2019.

 “What makes Trafalgar unique is that every element of our trips are designed to allow our guests to discover real joy, ease and connections when they travel. This inaugural itinerary is completely personalised to offer these connections and more. We are confident that the Muslim traveller will delight in the personalised experiences that are featured, and enjoy discovering Turkey with complete peace of mind that all the essentials are taken care of,” Richardson concludes.

The Blue Mosque is a highlight of any trip to Turkey

The Turkey tour is priced from R29,000 per person sharing (land only). Price valid until 5 May 2019. Package details here. Contact your nearest Sure Travel agency to book, or call 0861 47 48 49.

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