Oman’s Ministry of Tourism is shedding light on the Sultanate’s many tourist attractions during the Arabian Travel Market 2018.
Led by the Ministry, a high-profile delegation has been promoting its most recent tourism and development projects, which aim to cater to the ever-rising frequency of tourists.
In light of the increased interest in Oman, tourism movers and shakers have introduced a range of tourism packages and promotional campaigns.
Undersecretary of Oman’s Ministry of Tourism, HE Maitha Saif Majid Al Mahrouqi, explained that the Ministry is committed to increasing international visitors.
“We continue to adopt strategies aimed at providing modern infrastructure to ensure the comfort and convenience of tourists, and provide them with an exceptional experience during their stay in Oman. Our positive outlook is reinforced with the implementation of a series of quality projects between 2015 and 2018, including the opening of premium hotels in all Governorates as well as add more world-class facilities. All these efforts are in line with our mission to meet the objectives of Oman’s Tourism Strategy 2040 which targets more than 11 million local and international tourism visits by then,” HE Al Mahrouqi said.
“The Oman Ministry of Tourism is leading the promotion of the country’s most competitive and attraction destinations – from its geographic location as a gateway between East and West to its rich historical landmarks as evidence of once existing ancient civilization. We are driven to implement initiatives, promotional programmes and development projects are that would increase the contribution of tourism to 10 per cent to the GDP by 2040.
“ATM 2018 is an ideal platform to introduce the unique advantages of visiting Oman, which is successfully becoming among the leading destinations during winter. We keep finding solutions that would provide a more efficient and effective solutions to tourists visiting Oman, including the recent implementation of e-Visa services for the non-GCC visitors, the opening of the new Muscat International Airport, which has advanced its facilities and services to accommodate large numbers of passengers and is now capable to receive the largest aircrafts in the world,” HE Al Mahrouqi concluded.