Saudi Arabia Takes Action against Hotels Raised their Prices Illegally

Saudi Arabia Takes Action against Hotels Raised their Prices Illegally

Saudi Arabia officials are going to take action against those hotels increased their rates illegally in the month of Ramadan began in the evening of Thursday, July 19, 2012, and ends in the evening of Saturday, August 18, 2012.

Some hotels in Mecca increased their rates to 20% in compare to the same time in last year. This was mainly because of the rising demand from within the Kingdom and pilgrims from abroad, especially from the GCC, Egypt and Turkey.

“Unfortunately these prices constitute a considerable burden on visitors to Mecca and Medina cities.” Walid Abu Saba, head of the Tourism and Hotel Committee at the Makkah Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said.

There is not any effective control system over the prices of Hotels in Saudi Arabia.

Mecca is a religious city locates in Hejaz. Its one of the most popular destinations for Muslims during the holy month of Ramadan.

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  1. Ali Alshehabi says:

    Some managers at the Top Hotels in Makkah act non hospitable , dishonor and cancel confirmed bookings made through the hotel websites.
    Expedia and other website hotel agencies face high amount of complaints in this regard.
    If this is not addressed immediately it will cause unhealthy and unpleasant booking atmosphere in the hotel industry.

    This can be put under control by immediate implementation of stringent disciplinary actions / penalization measures against all parties concerned (the hotel , the facility , the licencee and the hotel management).

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