Pilgrims urged to use licensed travel agents

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Pilgrims urged to use licensed travel agents

The Civil Aviation Authority is urging British Muslims to use licensed travel agents to book pilgrimages to Hajj following a rise in the sale of illegal or fake packages.

It is urging the 25,000-plus British Muslims who will make the Hajj pilgrimage in August to research their trips and use ‘trustworthy and reputable’ companies with ATOL protection.

In launching a new campaign, UK CAA director Paul Smith said: “As we enter the busy booking period for Hajj travel, we are reminding consumers to research who they are planning to book with to ensure their important trip is protected.

“Using a recommended travel agent is helpful, but it is vital to check that your provider is ATOL protected despite any recommendation you may receive.”

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