Published on : Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Oman’s Ministry of Tourism is all prepared to encourage adventure sports and tourism via ‘Risk Management and Safety in Adventure Tourism (RMSAT) program. Ministry of Tourism or the MoT has initiated more than 15 such programs with further implementation in the coming days. The program was initiated during a presentation made by the ministry in collaboration with supportadventure.co.nz, which is again administered by the New Zealand Government along with Maven International Consulting Company.
Adventure tourism in wadis include risk identification and management processes, the mechanism of classifying wadis, important activities that can be done in wadis, and how to manage the risks, teamwork, activity practitioners, and types of equipment, accidents, and emergencies are included in the guide.
To quote Sayyid Adil Al Busaidi, advisor on Tourism Affairs, Ministry of Tourism, ‘The Sultanate has rich environmental and natural resources, which are of interest and wonder to divers across the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) and beyond. In keeping with the same, the RMSAT programme and guide are a sustainable tourism service initiative aimed at helping position the Sultanate as a world-class tourist destination in the adventure tourism sector.
We seek to support the adventure tourism sector in the Sultanate by providing a risk and safety management system that is clear, comprehensive and scientific.
One that contributes to ensuring that a provision is made for all required safety processes that reduces risks practically to the lowest possible level. All this, because one must not forget that the adventure tourism sector is linked to activities and risks that may reach a degree of danger, whether in the mountains, deserts, sea or in other places.”