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Booking Umrah Packages at Affordable Prices is Now Possible

by Safeena Rahman Travel Addict

In the past when there were no mobile devices and internet available to the public, the Muslims intending to perform their Umrah or the 'lesser pilgrimage' had to depend on their nearest travel agent to arrange their journey to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. As there were not many agents or tour operators in those times, they had fewer choices and the costs involved in the journey was unaffordable to many. This often resulted in several prospective pilgrims postponing their plans of performing the lesser pilgrimage.

Today, many tour operators and travel companies offering Umrah packages have come up in various parts of the world, giving several options for the Muslims. They can now choose from the packages offered by different tour operators and book a package that suits their budget the most. As almost all the tour operators offering the Islamic religious tours have their websites, it has become easier for the prospective pilgrims to browse through the available packages online using their smartphones or any other handheld devices. They can also make their booking online on some of these sites or make a call to the tour operator to have their desired package booked.

Upon booking several months in advance, such individuals can also get a significant amount of discount, resulting in greater savings. However, there are certain things that they need to consider before going ahead with their booking. One of them is the departure date, which needs to be decided well in advance before booking a package. Second is the number of days they would spend in the holy city of Makkah. Once they are certain about these dates, they can go ahead and book their chosen package in advance. They can utilise the savings made while getting around in the holy city or shopping for souvenirs in the elegant shopping centres.

Most of the travel companies or tour operators specialising in the Islamic religious tours of Hajj and Umrah often come up with some attractive offers or special deals on their packages, which can reduce the cost of the journeys to Makkah for the prospective pilgrims. These offers are mostly available on select packages and the booking has to be done before they expire. It is, therefore, extremely necessary that they make their booking immediately to get the package at a discounted cost. Such special deals and offers are advertised on the websites of tour operators every now and then.

Registering online on such websites would also be a good idea. Those who register on these sites can stay updated on the latest deals and special offers as and when they are released by the tour operator. Whenever such offers are released, all those who have signed up on these websites online would receive alerts in the form of an email or a text message. Although it would be a task deleting all those unwanted promotional emails and messages from these tour operators, the prospective pilgrims would come across an irresistible offer once in a while. It can be one of the opportunities they may have been waiting for since quite a long time.


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Created on Oct 23rd 2019 05:30. Viewed 100 times.

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