AZERI TOURIST COMPANIES TO ORGANIZE PILGRIMAGE TO MECCA, MEDINA IN 2005
вЂњAlong with the Caucasus Clerical Board (CCB) 3 local companies more will organize pilgrimage to Mecca this year,вЂќ Khanoglan Gulaliyev, the deputy head of the Tourism Department of the Ministry of Youth, Sports, and Tourism, told Trend.
According to Gulaliyev, these are companies TUR, Karvan-D and President. The CCB allocated 400 places for these companies. At present the companies carry out admission of documents from the
The same time this year Effect Travel will organize pilgrimage вЂ�UmraвЂ™ and the company received appropriate quote from the CCB, Vugar Shukurov, an official of company, told Trend.
In 2005 the CCB allotted 2800 places for Azerbaijan for pilgrimage. 2600 places were allotted to Azerbaijani nationals, while 200 вЂ" for foreigners living in Azerbaijan.
An appropriate agreement was undersigned between the CCB and the Saudi Ministry of Hajj Affairs.