Oman Tourism Articles & Analysis

Chapter | Tourism from The Report: Oman 2019

Encompassing some of the most spectacular sites in Arabia, a fascinating ancient culture and a worldwide reputation for hospitality, Oman has advantages as a leisure destination. At the same time, the country is an important regional economy with a thriving business sector, which has strengthened its position as a centre for meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions. Oman is also regarded...

Following the global oil price drop in 2014, Oman – like the other GCC states – is pushing ahead with its long-term national development plans that seek to diversify the economy.

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How is Omran helping to bolster the growth of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)?

 

With Oman experiencing sustained growth in tourism arrivals, recent years have seen the concurrent expansion of lodging options. Indeed, between 2013 and 2017 the number of hotels increased by 35%, according to the National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI). Alternative accommodation – such as aparthotels and short-term holiday lets...

 

Muscat’s bustling new international airport, which opened in March 2018, not only boasts a greater number of terminal concourses, boutique shops and restaurants, but also enhanced visitor-processing facilities. More spacious entry halls and new queuing systems have been built, and rows of e-gates supplement the normal passport control stations...

 

While recent years have seen steady growth in arrival numbers from Europe, Asia, North America and Oceania, Oman’s principle source market remains much closer to home. According to a report released in February 2018 by Colliers International, the Middle East has historically provided over half of arrivals to the sultanate, accounting for 58%...

 

Countries and regions across the world have long understood the potential of the MICE segment as a vehicle to drive high-value tourism and economic development. In recent decades this has led to significant investment, with nations working to position themselves as centres for the industry, both regionally and globally, aided by greater air...

 

Encompassing some of the most spectacular sites in Arabia, a fascinating ancient culture and a worldwide reputation for hospitality, the sultanate of Oman has a lot of advantages as a leisure destination. At the same time, the country is an important regional economy with a thriving business sector, which has strengthened its position as a...