Published on : Monday, November 6, 2017
All the way through its participation in the event, the Sultanate targets to endorse Oman as an ‘ideal tourism destination all year round’ by emphasizing the key tourism projects and services, sharing knowledge and expertise with the participants, along with creating investment relations with all the top companies across the globe in the tourism sector, as per a recent press statement.
The Sultanate is also keen to highlight the initiations made by Oman local tourism companies and the MoT’s constant activities to endorse these efforts.
The event is anticipated to host around 5,000 organisations along with participants from 186 countries worldwide. Maitha bint Saif al-Mahrouqi, undersecretary at the MoT will be leading the delegation of the Sultanate.
At the WTM, Oman has a 255sq m pavilion that has been designed by keeping the culture and heritage of Sultanate in mind. Over twenty companies, namely tourism facilities, hotels and craftsman are displaying their tourism products at the WTM this year.
For the first time ever, few new entities will be partaking in the event like the Al Faiha Tours under the Royal Affairs Court and Sama Hotel in Jabal Al Akhdar.
Mark Tours, Al Zahraa Travel and Tourism, Shangri La Barr Al Jissah, OAMC, Bahwan Travel, Oman Companies and Hotels group, Anantara Jabal Akhdar, Al Watania Travel and Tourism, Magic Arabia, Crown Plaza, Khimjis Travel and Tourism, Shangri La Hotels and Resorts, Al Baleed Resort Salalah, The Chedi Muscat, Oman Royal Opera House, Arabian Experience Office and Golden Tulip are the names of few other tourism companies that are participating, the statement notes.
Last year, the WTM witnessed more than 80 workshops encompassing a variety of topics in the tourism sector.