Indonesians praised Saudi Arabia’s decision to raise the country’s hajj quota from 168,000 to 221,000 this year, cutting down effectively the waiting time, which now reaches up to 15 years in some regions. Higher quota means business for airline, catering services, hotels, and, of course, tours and travel services. Other than hajj, number of Indonesians visiting Saudi Arabia for minor hajj pilgrimage (umrah) has steadily increased alongside improvement in purchasing power.To subscribe please click here