Published on : Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Oman is highlighting the exceptional tourist attractions of the Sultanate as one of the most sought-after destinations in the Middle East and around the world. A high-profile delegation led by the Oman Ministry of Tourism is actively promoting its latest tourism and development projects to lure an ever-growing numbers of tourists. The number of hotel establishments in Oman has increased from 337 establishments in 2016 to 367 establishments 2017 by 8.9%.
Oman’s participation at ATM 2018 would further strengthen its regional presence following the growth in interest to visit Oman, and continued increase in the number of tourists during the holiday season.
This has led to the launch of various tourism packages offering promotional programs, recreational activities and explorations. The tourism sector of the Sultanate has increased its various promotional campaigns and activities especially during summer, where the Sultanate is known for its cool touristic sites such as ‘Khareef Dhofar, ‘Jebel Akhdar’, ‘Jebel Shams’, ‘Al Ashkharah’, besides the coasts of the central provinces and Dhofar.
Marine tourism is one of the most popular activities in Oman, with an increasing demand for marine activities in the summer, often at Al Khairan shores, ‘Al Mouj Marina’ in Muscat, ‘Al Masnaah’ at the coast of Batinah, and ‘Bukha’ in Sur, besides other water activities, skis and kites shows.
H.E. Maitha Saif Majid Al Mahrouqi, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Tourism, Oman, said that the Ministry is committed to drive efforts that would increase international visitors. She praised the positive steps being taken by the Sultanate for promoting international tourism in Oman.