Eager to promote Oman as a MICE hub, Oman Convention Bureau has inked a strategic partnership agreement with Millennium Hotels and Resorts Middle East and Africa (MEA).
Following this alliance, Millennium Hotels & Resorts MEA will collaborate with the Oman Convention Bureau for combined sales and marketing strategies directed at key MICE agents and potential clients.
Adding to this, in partnership with Oman Tourism and Oman Convention Bureau, Millennium Hotels and Resorts MEA will host mega FAM-trips to promote Oman as an ideal destination for the MICE tourism sector.
Regional director of sales and marketing, Millennium Hotels & Resorts MEA, Alexander Suski commented: “With the new infrastructural and hospitality developments in the country, Oman will soon become a preferred hub for MICE activities. We are therefore delighted to align with the Oman Convention Bureau in developing hospitality options geared toward enhancing the MICE sector in Oman.”
Meanwhile, director, Oman Convention Bureau, Khalid Al Zadjali also noted: “The ultimate aim of the Oman Convention Bureau is to maintain a healthy and harmonious atmosphere that supports all sector institutions and organisations to host events and promote the Sultanate. The MICE tourism sector will witness a major shift in the coming years, as many important projects are scheduled to be inaugurated in the country.”
Al Zadjali further stated: “We fully believe that Millenium Hotels & Resorts MEA will contribute to us realising our objectives as part of the Oman Tourism Strategy 2040. The recent infrastructure developments, such as the new Muscat International Airport that will provide direct flights to dozens of destinations, will also offer support for the MICE sector and boost tourism in the Sultanate.”
Millennium Hotels & Resorts MEA has four operational hotels in Oman: Grand Millennium Muscat, Millennium Executive Apartments Muscat, Millennium Resort Mussanah and Millennium Resort Salalah. Each of these properties boasts impressive MICE facilities, including meeting rooms, 24-hour business centres, all-day dining options and complimentary WiFi connectivity, as well as offering tailor-made packages for industry professionals.
Millennium Resort Salalah is home to the biggest ballroom in Salalah, equipped to accommodate up to 1,000 guests, while Grand Millennium Muscat has a ballroom spanning 1,181m2.