Ismailis offering professional travelling services

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By MALIK MERCHANT

If you are in the tourism and travel industry and are offering any type of professional travel  and hospitality services and products to Ismailis for the celebration of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s Diamond Jubilee in Lisbon in July, we will be pleased to list your business absolutely FREE of charge! Note that this inclusion of your listing is not our endorsement, recommendation or competence of your business. It is for  information only, and it is incumbent on the users of this information to make their own assessment of the value of services that you are offering them. For each listing, we request you to supply the information outlined at the bottom of this page. We trust that visitors will find this page helpful!

1. Ismaili travel agents around the world

NOTE: Everyone listed below will be happy to help you with your Diamond Jubilee trip to Lisbon

CANADA

CALGARY, ALBERTA

  • JEHANGIR BHAGAT (aka Jehangirbhai Passportwala, of Pack N Go Travel) provides all inclusive packages around the world. He has 40 years of experience in the travel industry.
    PHONE: 403-667-4656 or 403-264-4656, EMAIL: packngo123@telus.net
    LOCATION:
    23 Castledale Place NE, Calgary.
    WEBSITE:
    http://www.Packngo123.Com.
  • MAHMOOD TEJPAR (of Prince Travel Ltd, family operated) provides flight bookings. He has been serving Calgary since July 11, 1982, and has over 36 years of experience in the travel sector.
    PHONE: 403-273-5132 EMAIL:
    mahmood@thinktravel.ca.
    LOCATION: Marlborough Mall, 1503 — 3800 Memorial Dr NE, Calgary, open 7 days
    WEBSITE: www.princetravel.ca.
  • AZMINA THOBANI (of All Points Travel & Cruises) will provide you the best advice on how to get the most out of your trip anywhere in the world.
    PHONE: Direct (403) 254-6841 and (403) 254-4674;
    EMAIL: azmina@allpointstrvl.com
    LOCATION: Sundance Plaza 33 Sunmills Drive SE, Calgary.
    WEBSITE: www.allpointstrvl.com

OTTAWA, ONTARIO

  • SALIM RATANSHI (of Travel Experts) provides hotels, air, tour packages and more.  Salim has over 30 years of experience in the airlines, travel and tourism industry.  PHONE: 613-725-3028 Ext 78052 or Press 2 for Salim; MOBILE: 613-614-9003.
    EMAIL:
    salim.ratanshi@travelexperts.ca.

TORONTO, ONTARIO

  • KHALID ISMAIL (director of product and agency sales, Suvara Travels Canada) provides flight packages. Khalid has over 35 years of experience in the travel industry.
    MOBILE: 905-409-9816; EMAIL: khalid.ismail@rogers.com.

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA

  • HAKAM BHALOO (President Global Travel & Cruises) has 4* rooms still available in Lisbon and offers flight bookings from anywhere in the world.
    PHONE: 1-778-838-3686
    EMAIL:  globaltravel@shaw.ca
    LOCATION: 6685 Broadway, Burnaby, BC V5B 2Y6
    WEBSITE: www.cruiseshipcenters.com/HakamBhaloo
  • RAFIQ CHINOY (Founder of Universal Travel Inc. in 1988) has over 42 years of experience in the travel industry and serves travel agents and their clients as well as institutions of learning. He provides an all inclusive set of services and products.
    PHONE: Direct 778-882-4786, 604-669-0110
    EMAIL:
     rafiq@universaltravel.ca
    LOCATION: # 204 -1338 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver BC V6H 1A7
    WEBSITE: www.universaltravel.ca
  • SHARMIN SHARIFF (owner of HSK Travel) has over 30 years in the travel industry. Her rich mosaic of experiences add value to the expertise she provides.
    PHONE: 604-765-3190; EMAIL: shamin.shariff@hsktravel.com
    WEBSITE: https://www.hsktravel.com
  • FATIMA HEMANI (of My Flight Savers) has limited availability on direct and 1-stop round trip flights to Lisbon from Toronto and Vancouver on July 7/8, returning July 14/16, 2018. She also has limited flight/hotel packages with 5* hotel accommodation.
    PHONE: 604-218-9073
    EMAIL:  fatima@myflightsavers.com
    LOCATION: Suite 185, 1200 West 73rd Ave,Vancouver, BC V6P 6G5
    WEBSITE: http://myflightsavers.com/

TAAS (Alliance of  Ismaili Travel Agents in Canada)

Click below for Ismaili travel agents (incomplete) listed for 3 Canadian provinces:

No listings noted for other provinces.

INDIA

MUMBAI

  • MOIZZ KARA (of Budget Travels — Kara Holidays, since 1984)  specializes in Ismaili tours around the world. Specializes in all inclusive group tours from land package to airfare to transfers and sightseeing. Budget Travels has 230 pax group travelling to Lisbon in month of July 2018 for the Jubilee Art Festival. 
    PHONE: +919920047476
    EMAIL: Budgettravels@outlook.com & moizzkara@yahoo.com
    LOCATION:  Sakina Cottage, Ground Floor, Fidai Baug, SV Road, Andheri W, Mumbai 400058
    WEBSITE: See
    https://www.facebook.com/budgettravels1985/
  • SHERALI KARA, 35 years experience in the tourism business, will be operating an Ismaili group tour from Madrid. This will be 6/7 day all inclusive tour, and Ismailis from overseas can join the tour in Madrid.
    PHONE: 91 7021511523 & 91 9892175515; EMAIL: alishakara@gmail.com. LOCATION: Sherali’s ISMAILI TOURS is located near Andheri West Station, Mumbai, on 112 Pearl Plaza.

PAKISTAN

KARACHI

  • FAZAL MAHMOOD (of Sana Travel & Tours (PVT) Ltd) specializes in flight bookings, hotel reservation, and Visa help! Sana’s service meets excellence. Fazal, together with his colleagues, caters to his clients as if they were part of his own family.
    PHONE: (+921) 35656840-47;
    EMAIL: info@sanatravels.com;

    LOCATION: State Life Building No. 3, Dr Ziauddin Ahmed Rd, Karachi, Sindh
    WEBSITE:
    www.sanatravels.com

PORTUGAL

1. Local Ismaili travel agents, hotels, b&b and Airbnb hosts in Portugal

  • PERVIZ KASSAMALY (of SKP Properties, LDA) offers 8 apartments — home away from home — for short term rentals in Lisbon’s Old Historic Centre. All inquiries to reservation manager NUNO TEIXEIRA. The properties are also listed at booking.com and airbnb.com
    PHONE (Nuno Teiixeira) : +351  914 344 054
    EMAIL:
    skp@sapo.pt
  • LISBON DIAMOND JUBILEE is a group of Ismaili hoteliers in Lisbon. They will help find you discounted accommodation, as well as provide ground transportation for small and large groups of Ismailis both before and during the Lisbon Diamond Jubilee.
    EMAIL:
    info@lisbondiamondjubilee.com
    WEBSITE:
    https://lisbondiamondjubilee.com
  • CARIM A. JAFAR (Member of the Board & C.F.O, Group Rossitur), specializes in flight bookings, hotel reservation, restaurants, tour guides etc. Group Rossitur’s  ambition is being a premium agency, differentiating itself by the service quality thereby attracting demanding clients seeking service excellence. Contact person is MS. CRISTINA MONTEIRO
    PHONE: +351213526600, Mobile: +351963844972
    EMAIL: Cristina@Rossitur-travel.com
    LOCATION: Rua Julieta Ferrao, 12 – 9.º Piso Bloco A – ESCRT. 905 1600 – 131 Lisbon
    WEBSITE: www.rossitur-travel.com

2. Local Ismailis offering sightseeing tours and ground transportation in Portugal

3. Local Ismaili restaurants in Portugal

We welcome listing information from locally run Ismaili restaurants, see information to submit at bottom of page.

Once again, Allthingslisboa SINCERELY welcomes your listing! It is FREE! Happy listing and happy travelling!

ALTERNATIVE HOTEL BOOKING SITES

Many tourists prefer to book their trips independently. If you want to be like them, the writer of this post wants you to know that he has been very satisfied booking properties through web sites listed at Accommodation options.

Date posted: Friday, April 20, 2018.
Last updated: Tuesday, June 26, 2018.

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Listing is FREE: Please provide the following details

Please complete the reply box below with  the following information or send it by email to simerg@aol.com under the SUBJECT: FREE LISTING ON ALLTHINGSLISBOA

  • Name of the registered travel business or registered independent travel advisor;
  • Location (country and city);
  • Physical address (if applicable);
  • Contact information — email address and phone numbers, mobile and/or land line with extensions, or the name of the website that provides all the contact information
  • Specific area of service (eg: flight bookings, hotel reservation, restaurant owner, tour guide operator, etc), and a very brief statement about yourself or your business (maximum 30 words);
  • A website URL (if you have one); and
  • Up to 2 links to independent websites that carry reviews of your services (for example, Tripadvisor)

 

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10 comments

    • If hotels are indeed offered, as they have been at other locations, how big will the discount really be, especially in the case of Lisbon? Also, how many discounted rooms will be made available? This Lisbon situation is quite extraordinary, and numbers will not be known until registration commences! Jamati members who have taken their own initiatives to book accommodation may have done the right thing! For organizers it means they have less people to worry about for hotels. Remember, the numbers going to Lisbon for the DJ will be significantly higher than those who went there during the GJ 10 years ago. It is the only location where Jamats from around the world are being welcomed to join the Portuguese Jamat for the Darbar as well as other significant events such as the festivals and exhibitions!

      Now to give you an example, I just visited booking.com and entered the dates July 5-13, and I received a listing of an apartment in Alfama rated very highly (9.1, from 318 reviews). Cost for 8 nights CAD $1379! Then there is another one close to downtown with a rating of 9.5 (exceptional, it says) listed at CAD $1466.00 for 8 nights! So still plenty of choices. Those 2 may have gone by the time you visit!

      I am not saying you should not wait for registration and see what they have to offer! I am simply suggesting viable alternatives.

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  1. Can you please advise about wheelchair accessibility and other arrangements for Jamati members with special needs. Are the Darbar venue and Altice arena wheelchair accessible as these have been designated as primary venues for Diamond Jubilee celebrations. Also, please shed some light on accessible options for city and sight seeing tours in Lisbon. Thanks.

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    • Please check the official website of the Ismaili community, the.ismaili.org for details related to registration and wheechair access. We will provide links to the registration page when it is posted,

      Over the coming weeks we will be posting great features about the city – places to see, where to eat and shop etc. An Ismaili tour operator offering private city tours is listed in this post, See above. NOTE: the website URL you provided as part of your feedback is no longer a valid address as the authors have deleted the website.

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  2. As is stated in the LIF announcement that all members of the Jamat from around the world may join the Portugal jurisdiction Jamat for the Darbar in Lisbon, my mother and I would love to visit Lisbon on this happy occasion. I’ll appreciate if anyone can guide us regarding acquiring the visa to travel to Portugal and hotel reservations. Thanks

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