Company History

At 400,000 strong, Muslims account for over 5% of Switzerland’s total population. Yet for many years, Switzerland’s growing Islamic community lacked professional travel service providers who understood the unique needs of the Islamic Pilgrim on Hajj, Umrah or Ziyarat. Our founder Dr. Kamal Hamdy discovered this shortcoming in the Swiss Travel & Tourism Industry when he was planning his own Hajj and so IBAC Travel was born from his own need for trained and sensitive travel professionals.

In 1984, Dr. Kamal Hamdy devoted himself to the task of building a travel company that focused on religious trips for Muslims. IBAC Travel was founded with the aim of helping families like his own. He began a collaboration with Saudi Arabia’s largest tour operators for the purpose of organising and improving the Hajj and Umrah experience for people in Switzerland. In its 28 years of existence, the Company has grown into one of the most sought after Swiss travel companies among Muslim Pilgrims. We have grown from a small group of travel professionals into a full-scale organisation that offers Hajj and Umrah programs for every budget to ensure that devout customers can devote themselves heart and soul to prayer while we take care of all the logistics of the trip.