Oman to boost position as premier destination

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The Oman Ministry of Tourism has recently showcased the Sultanate’s wide range of tourism attractions and rich cultural offerings through an interactive event held at the Jeddah Hilton. The event was organized by the Oman Ministry of Tourism, which has demonstrated again its full support to the national efforts towards strengthening the Sultanate’s position as a premier tourist destination for discerning travelers.

The event is in line with the ministry’s framework to increase the influx of tourists from Saudi Arabia to Oman. The event featured an interactive stand, which highlighted the Sultanate’s rich traditions and landmarks to the people of the Kingdom. Guests were treated to a sample of local arts and crafts, along with a host of other exciting activities.

Salim Bin Adey Al Mamari, director general of Tourism Promotion, Ministry of Tourism, said: “We organized this event in order to highlight the wonderful range of tourism attractions Oman has to offer. Saudi Arabia has always been an important market for us as we receive a large number of visitors from the Kingdom every year.

“We believe that the Sultanate is an ideal destination for the people of Saudi, being conveniently located, and offering a number of activities that suit all types of travelers.

“We aim to attract visitors from all across the GCC as they represent a big portion of our annual tourists and we are steadfast in our commitment to providing them with an unparalleled rewarding tourist experience.”

Oman is increasingly being recognized as a unique tourism destination by regional and international travel experts. The government has likewise made great strides to accommodate the increasing number of tourists.

More investment is being directed towards local infrastructure such as the opening of the new Salalah airport, which was recently opened, and the 1,500 hotel rooms set to launch by end of 2015.