Rabat, Morocco (TMT)- According to a story published in today’s edition of the Moroccan daily Al Massae, a travel agency based in Casablanca-Anfa cheated hundreds of Moroccan pilgrims, who realized they were scammed once they arrived to the holy city of Mecca to perform the Hajj pilgrimage, spending their nights on the holy city’s streets.
AL Masae said that “on arrival in Saudi Arabia, hundreds of Moroccan pilgrims have discovered that their travel agency had not made hotel reservations in their name as its representatives alleged,” leaving them spending the nights on the streets of the holy city.
According to the paper, “the pilgrims organized a sit-in protest during which national flags were waved.”
Al Massae said that after the protest, some pilgrims were housed in, described by a pilgrim, “an unrated and almost crumbling hotel.”
According to Al Massae, the travel agency in question was already in the radar of the authorities as its owners were sued many times.
Al Massae even said that the Casablanca-based travel agency was shut down for a period of time in the past while the authorities were investigating some of its suspicious transactions.
The Moroccan Times.