tajawal recently launched its hotel booking engine along with flight booking services, making it a full-scale online travel agency offering.
Backed by Saudi Arabia’s Al Tayyar Travel Group, tajawal launched its operations in January 2016 and achieved an annual run-rate of US$ 60 million by May, exceeding projected sales targets by 30% within first five months of operation.
The new launch offers 15,000 destinations around the world while choosing from an extensive mix of more than 160,000 hotels, ranging from budget and value hotels to five-star and luxury properties and resorts.
“We have seen phenomenal growth in our business since we launched and this was driven solely by our flight booking product. Adding hotel bookings to our service portfolio was a natural step forward,” said Muhammad Chbib, Founder and CEO, tajawal.
The hotel booking service will also offer flexibility, with the ‘Pay Now’ or ‘Pay Later’ and free cancellation options on most rooms.