“There are more than 240 million Muslims or around 42 percent of Southeast Asia’s total population. The Muslim population in Southeast Asia is a huge market and has yet to be [developed] by the industry,” Travalal founder and CEO Joyo Diharjo said in a statement.
With that in mind, Travalal has partnered with 85 travel agents from across Indonesia to offer a variety of services for Muslim travelers, including Umrah (minor Hajj) packages, tourist attractions, halal restaurants, as well as portable Wi-Fi and tickets for public transportation.
To avoid fraud, Travalal has verified its travel agents by checking their credibility and integrity. The company's website is equipped with a payment gateway to ensure that travel agents will only receive payments after the travelers’ packages are completed.
Joyo added that Travalal used Software as a Service (SaaS), a system that allows users to connect to and use cloud-based apps over the internet. The software has various features, including a Sales Management Dashboard, Data User Management, Statistics and more, allowing travel agents to share information about the best Umrah packages or hotels for travelers.
Source: The Jakarta Post