Sara International Travel: Hajj Cannot Accommodate All Pilgrims Interested in Attending

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Hajj is an important pilgrimage carried out by Muslims—one that attracts thousands of individuals each year. Sara International Travel understands that more individuals are interested in attending than the event can handle and encourages pilgrims to secure travel plans early.

Hajj is an important pilgrimage for Muslims, who are obligated to undertake this journey at least once if they are able. For this reason, Saudi Arabia sees an influx of visitors during the month of October, as they come to the country to complete the pilgrimage. Despite the religious importance of this event, NY Daily News reports that there is a limit to the number of individuals who can make the pilgrimage each year. One state, Tamil Nadu, has requested that the quota of its pilgrims allowed to complete the journey be increased. Sara International Travel, a booking agency that specializes in providing accommodations to individuals who are making the Hajj and Umrah pilgrimages, understands that the event cannot support the large number of individuals who want to participate. As a result, it recommends that pilgrims secure travel plans early.

The article states that J. Jayalalithaa, Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, has requested an increase in the state’s Hajj quota because of the number of individuals who have applied to attend. Jayalalithaa asserts that over 12,100 individuals applied for the event, but that the quota allotted to the state is only 2,863—which is down significantly from the 4,084 individuals who were granted access to the event in 2011.

Sara International Travel knows that not all of the individuals who want to attend Hajj will be able to due to space limitations. For this reason, it is important that people who want to go send in their applications early.

But the space limitations that have prompted the Hajj Committee of India to create quotas also apply to the accommodations that are available. Increased tourism to Saudi Arabia has sparked a surge in the development of hotels and other travel necessities; however, it is still important that anyone who is attending Hajj books their stay as soon as possible.

Sara International Travel released the following press statement regarding this issue: “Participating in Hajj is a live-changing experience, and we understand that securing accommodations can be as important as securing a place in the pilgrimage. This is why we offer our clients comprehensive travel packages. Hajj is a spiritual journey, and we take care of the booking details so that our clients can get the most from their experience without worrying about their hotel room or transportation.”

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Sara International Travel provides clients with travel packages, including transportation and accommodations, to Hajj and Umrah pilgrimages, among other destinations. Founded in 1994, Sara International Travel is a booking agency that offers convenience and high quality customer service while providing clients with well-developed travel packages. Serving clients in the United States, Canada, South America, and the Caribbean, the professionals at Sara International Travel are devoted to incorporating the latest in technology to continually enhance the travel experience.

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