Demand for Ramadan umra trips ‘not good’
The cost of the Hajj for Jordanians is expected to reach JD3,200 per pilgrim this year, according to Bilal Rubin, the head of the Religious Tourism Committee at the Association of Travel and Tourism Agents.
Rubin described the prices as “insane”, according to a local media outlet.
Cutting costs Rubin added that companies expressed concern over the weak demand for umra trips during Ramadan.
According to him, the cost of a land umra trip during Ramadan is expected to range from JD330 to JD350 for quad rooms.
He added that companies are minimizing their stay in Mecca and only passing through Medina as part of their programs to make prices more affordable for citizens.
Rubin has attributed the high prices of hajj and umrah trips to the weak demand from Jordanians, as well as the high prices of hotels in Medina and Mecca, which are reflected in the prices of trips in Jordan.
Proposal to increase distance of accommodation The Jordan Society of Travel and Tourism Agents has proposed to the Ministry of Awqaf to increase the distance of Jordanian pilgrims’ accommodation from the Haram by about 200m to 250m, in order to save around JD700 from the cost of hajj trips.
The Ministry of Awqaf confirmed earlier that the number of Jordanian pilgrims for this year will return to what it was before the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.
The ministry said that the number of Jordanian pilgrims for this year will be 8,000.
Source: Jordan News
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