Saudi Arabia cuts out tour operators

The Saudi Arabian Embassy in the Netherlands has told four Dutch travel agents that it will no longer work with them on organising all-in trips to Mecca. Ambassador Waleed Elkhereiji told radio station NIO that the agencies had put pilgrims up in hotels that were still under construction – or failed to book them flights.

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