Warning for Hajj pilgrims

Muslim residents are being urged to book their Hajj pilgrimages with a trustworthy travel agent after reports of cowboy traders operating in the Midlands.

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Trading Standards offers advice to Hajj travellers

Trading Standards has issued advice to travellers on what they should ensure their tour operators offer:

  • Information on travel insurance or the need to take out insurance if it is not provided in their package.
  • An Air travel Operators' License (ATOL) receipt. This makes sure the customer will not have to pay extra to be returned to the UK.
  • Itineraries (Schedule of events).
  • Details of flights, accommodation and transport. Customers will need to know dates, times, names of service providers, and details regarding any connections or changes that are relevant to them.

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