MATTA Caution Over Cheap Umrah Packages

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 30 (Bernama) -- The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents has advised the public to learn to treat cheap tour packages, particularly for umrah, with great suspicion to avoid getting scammed.

MATTA president Datuk Hamzah Rahmat said the public should only deal with and buy umrah packages from registered travel agents licensed by the Tourism and Culture Ministry and not unlicensed companies or individuals.

"There is no such thing as cheap umrah packages and those who are led to believe that they can get anything cheaper than the minimum RM4,900 for a basic package would discover later, but then it will be already too late," he said.