Lagisatu.com

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Lagisatu.com
Lagisatu.com Logo.png
Type Private
Founded 2012 (2012)
Headquarters Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Area served Worldwide
Founder(s) Faeez Fadhlillah, Juergen Gallistl
Industry Travel, Internet
Website Lagisatu.com
Alexa rank

287,416[1] Malaysia: 5,876[1] Saudi Arabia: 5,935[1]

Indonesia: 13,833[1]
Available in English (US, UK), Malay, Indonesian, German, Chinese, Spanish, French
Launched 2013 (2013) [2] [2]

Lagisatu.com is a travel metasearch engine focusing on hotels. In April 2013, Lagisatu.com integrated MuslimStars, which makes it the world’s first hotel metasearch engine catering for Muslim travelers.[3]

Company background[edit]

History[edit]

Lagisatu.com was launched by Faeez Fadhlillah and Juergen Gallistl.[4] In March 2013, Lagisatu.com integrated Muslimstars, making it the world’s first travel metasearch engine catering for Muslim travelers.[5]

Product[edit]

Hotel price comparison[edit]

Lagisatu.com compares hotel prices by querying the database of selected hotel providers and then compiling a list of available hotels for respective places and dates. Users can sort the results by rates, distance, stars and reviews.[6] The site shows all available offers from multiple sites that can be booked on linked external booking sites. Users also have the option to include hotels with Muslimstars, allowing Muslim travelers to evaluate the religious amenities which each hotel provides.[7]

Muslimstars[edit]

Muslimstars is pegged to be one of the biggest initiatives on the Halal tourism sector.[8] It is a rating system which rates and lists travel services and facilities based on Muslim needs. Users can search for hotels and evaluate their accommodation options based on the amenities and services provided at the accommodation for practicing Muslims.[9] With the integration of Muslimstars, Lagisatu.com users are able rate each hotel based on various religious considerations including whether the hotel offers halal food, offers a praying rug, pre-sunrise breakfast services during Ramadhan, Qiblah direction, etc.[10]

Reception[edit]

Awards & Recognition[edit]

Lagisatu.com won the Startup of the year 2013 Award during the Web In Travel 2013 in Indonesia.[11] Lagisatu.com was one of the finalist for the Asia Pacific Travel Innovation Award by Travel Mole in June 2013.[12] In December 2013, Lagisatu.com won 2 prestigious NEF-Awani ICT awards (Best in E-commerce and Best Young Technopreneur.[13]) which honors the most valued ICT businesses and creative entrepreneurs.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Lagisatu.com - Traffic Details". Alexa. Retrieved 2014-07-05. 
  2. ^ a b "Corporate Backgrounder". SBWire.com. Retrieved 2013-04-14. 
  3. ^ "Online booking site launches halal hotel search option". Euronews. April 12, 2013. Retrieved April 14, 2013. 
  4. ^ "New Hotel Search Engine LagiSatu Launches This Month". Equities.com. April 12, 2013. Retrieved April 14, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Online booking site launches halal hotel search option". Yahoo News Singapore. April 11, 2013. Retrieved April 14, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Online booking site launches halal hotel search option". The Malaysian Insider. April 12, 2013. Retrieved April 14, 2013. 
  7. ^ "New Hotel Search Engine LagiSatu Launches This Month". Cision Wire. April 12, 2013. Retrieved April 14, 2013. 
  8. ^ "World's first meta search engine for Muslim travellers launches". Sahil Online. April 12, 2013. Retrieved April 14, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Online booking site launches halal hotel search option". France 24. April 11, 2013. Retrieved April 14, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Online booking site launches halal hotel search option". Hindustan Times. April 12, 2013. Retrieved April 14, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Halal meta-search Lagisatu wins WIT Indonesia's Start-Up Pitch". Web In Travel. March 29, 2013. Retrieved April 14, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Travel Innovation Awards 2013: The winners". Travel Mole. May 28, 2013. Retrieved July 5, 2014. 
  13. ^ "List of winners of the NEF-Awani ICT Awards 2013". Astro Awani. December 21, 2013. Retrieved July 5, 2014. 
  14. ^ "NEF-Awani ICT Awards". New Entrepreneur Foundation. Retrieved July 5, 2014. 

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