Expectations have increased for hotel occupancy rates in Makkah Al-Mukarramah, with the third phase of the return of Umrah, which will start next Sunday, as hotel occupancy is expected to reach 10% during that stage.
The head of the hotels committee at the Chamber of Commerce in Makkah, Abdullah Falali, said, according to the “Makkah” newspaper, that the occupancy of the Holy Capital’s hotels will not be significant during the third period of the return of Umrah and the gradual visit, especially since most hotels will not open during this period, due to the value of their occupancy and costs. High, in addition to the lack of occupancy at this stage.
He pointed out that the hotels of the Azizia region will benefit more from the central region in terms of their occupancy with visitors and pilgrims who come with dates for visit and prayer while adhering to the precautionary measures to enter the Grand Mosque, and therefore some of them will prefer to stay outside the central area.
He stressed that the hotel occupancy rate will increase with the full opening of Umrah and the visit and the return of the situation to what it was before the Corona pandemic.
It is noteworthy that the third stage of the return of Umrah begins on Rabi Al-Awwal 12, 1422 AH, corresponding to November 1, 2020, at 20% of the capacity of the campus (20 thousand pilgrims and 60 thousand worshipers per day), and also witnesses the reception of pilgrims from outside the Kingdom.
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