Oman Tourism

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How is Oman competing with offerings from regional convention and exhibition centres to attract new events?

The opening of the new Muscat International Airport (MCT), coupled with investments in hotel infrastructure, are expected to bring Oman closer to achieving its goal of more than doubling tourism’s contribution to GDP by 2040.


With the sector dominated by four- and five-star hotels, tourism in Oman relies heavily on luxury and business travellers. However, in recent years the Ministry of Tourism (MoT) has been looking to tap other markets, including budget-conscious holiday makers. This approach has been aided by the arrival of cheaper airfares from foreign airlines...


Oman has a strong reputation within the larger gulf region as being a high-end tourist destination offering attractive options for foreign visitors, mixed with stunning natural geography, cultural attractions and a growing number of sporting activities.


In addition to raising the overall awareness of Oman as a global destination and increasing the number of foreign visitors to the country, the Ministry of Tourism (MoT) and related agencies are actively seeking to tap the domestic market. By tailoring services specifically to locals, developing lesser known destinations, and creating...


In what way is strategy being developed to better promote Oman’s tourism offerings abroad?

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