Search Engine Launches App with Muslim-Friendly Hotel Features

A new app from hotel meta-search engine is the first to include MuslimStars rating system. Available for free download at the iTunes and Google Play store, it offers a database of thousands of hotel deals in more than 83,000 destinations. compares over 650,000 properties across 83,000 destinations worldwide for users at the accelerated touch of a button.

The service also integrates a proprietary Muslim Stars hotel rating system rendering it the world’s first mobile app to incorporate a Muslim friendly hotel feature.

Compatible with iPhones, iPads, and optimized for iPhone 5, the app is available in several languages including English, Arabic, Indonesian and Malay. Known for a constantly updated stream of superb accommodation deals and detailed listing information, LagiSatu has partnered with juggernauts in global travel including Agoda,, Expedia and Airasiago to offer a seamless hotel booking service, from Bangkok to Bora Bora and Manchester to Malaysia.

Developed by a fusion of Malaysian and Austrian travel experts, the LagiSatu team is fronted by Faeez Fadhlillah and Juergen Gallistl. “LagiSatu was the very first travel search engine to come out of Malaysia so it’s fitting that we’re also setting the standard in the fast paced travel app market,” Faeez said,

“The LagiSatu app for iPhone and iPad takes all of the headaches and much of the time out of browsing a never-ending range of sites to source low prices and great deals. Travel can be stressful but booking a room should not be! We’ve taken this philosophy mobile with the launch of the app and focused on helping users sift through relevant hotels, streamline results and pick the perfect property in next to no time. Now people can search our endless options at their own convenience; waiting for the bus, sitting on the train or even as they are setting off on another trip!”

The app analyses hotel providers and creates a shortlist of suggested choices based on the user’s desired destination, dates and amenity preferences. Users can even decide how they want their results to appear for optimum convenience. Ideal for those attempting to source the latest affordable deals, travelers can easily locate suitable options thanks to handy details such as local transport links and user ratings. Travelers can also familiarize themselves with their destination before they arrive, calculate their savings, see the distance between their hotel and a variety of other attractions and points of interest.

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New Mobile App Helps Travelers Find Their Perfect Beach

Beachgoers have a newly redesigned mobile tool to help them plan a trip to the beach, U.S. Beach Finder.

Visit South Walton, located along a 26-mile stretch of Northwest Florida’s Coast,  has launched Generation 2.0 of its mobile application, the Visit South Walton Perfect Beach app.

The location-aware app, which is now available for Apple iPhone and Android smartphones, gives travelers real-time information, including weather forecasts, ocean conditions and more, for their closest beach anywhere in the United States. The new, highly visual app is user-friendly and provides an advertisement-free experience to help users find their perfect beach.

In conjunction with the app, Visit South Walton has launched Generation 2.0 of its mobile application, the Visit South Walton Perfect Beach app, that serves as a comprehensive guide to South Walton’s 16 unique beach neighborhoods.

Information on South Walton accommodations, dining, events, entertainment, shopping and popular activities, as well as beach conditions and weather, are available at your fingertips. The app even boasts a Sunset Calculator feature, a great resource for both amateur and professional photographers and event planners looking to capture that perfect moment between day and night. Nature-lovers and adventure seekers will appreciate the app’s Ecosploring feature, which maps out activities beyond the beach, highlighting the destination’s beautiful state parks and hiking, as well as biking trails.

“Generation 2.0 of our Visit South Walton Perfect Beach app provides users a rich and intuitive experience. Travelers can use the app to explore the many offerings of South Walton’s 16 beautiful beach neighborhoods or to learn more about their closest beach,” said Jon Ervin, director of marketing and communications for Visit South Walton. “It’s great whether you’re planning a trip from a distance or using it as a guide when visiting South Walton.”

When outside South Walton, the U.S. Beach Finder function provides information travelers need to plan their next beach excursion anywhere in the United States by displaying the user’s closest beach. From real-time temperature and sunrise/sunset information to tides and surf advisories, the app provides everything travelers need to plan a safe and enjoyable beach excursion.

iPhone and Android users can now download the free app in the Apple Store and Google Play.

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