The biggest obstacle to performing pilgrimage is finding the right tour operators in your country/city. Sometimes there are genuine problems where you do not get what you are promised and being on your own is not so comforting in Saudi Arabia. Knowing Arabic helps but you are at the mercy of others. Above all, your
experience is ruined if you have other problems such as transportation or accommodation.
We are the team that created FlyHajj.com & FlyUmrah.com, global platform for connecting pilgrims to Hajj & Umrah tour operators. The project was started as we ourselves had lots of issues finding the right travel agent offering the best quote/prices.
So we thought of creating a platform where we could connect certified travel agents (approved by Ministry of Hajj, KSA) with prospective pilgrims. But since we wanted to make sure that pilgrims get the best price and none of the travel agents get preferential treatment, we made it FREE. We get enquiries from travel agents as to why it is free? Whats in there for FlyHajj.com? Our humble reply is that its “Fi-sabeelillah”. And thats true. MashAllah we have already connected hundreds of pilgrims with travel agents globally.
We have also initiated a program where we allow Muslims who are well-off and can sponsor others for Hajj & Umrah. What could be a bigger reward than helping others perform pilgrimage! You could also let us know if you would like to sponsor somebody by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We also allow locals to offer hotels, apartments or car rentals etc. in Saudia Arabia to create their postings so we have an open marketplace which is naturally more competitive. There are new posts everyday which are useful for travel agents as well as pilgrims.
Please share your Umrah or Hajj experiences and let us know your thoughts on FlyHajj.com.