• Oman set to resume tourist visa grant

    Published on : Thursday, December 3, 2020

    Oman has decided to resume the process of granting tourist visas to people visiting on trips arranged by hotels and travel companies, after they were suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Gulf state resumed international flights on October 1 but …

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  • Oman receives 7,000 visitors in October – sees signs of optimism

    Published on : Saturday, November 28, 2020

    In October, Oman received 7,000 visitors as per facts shared by the National Centre for Statistics and Information (NSCI) Oman. In its November report, NCSI said that the number of visitors dropped by 97.4 per cent this year in October …

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  • Oman recommences tourism activities with a new campaign

    Published on : Thursday, September 10, 2020

    Oman has recommenced tourism activities in the country with the help of a new campaign encouraging citizens and residents to stand by local hotels and resorts. The campaign is known as ‘Within Oman’ and it was launched by Omran Group, …

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  • The five-star hotels in Oman have greeted the decision of resuming international flights

    Published on : Thursday, September 10, 2020

    Recently, all the five-star hotels in Oman have greeted with open arms the news that foreign flights will return to the sultanate from October 2020, some of them seeing occupancy levels going down to halve during the pandemic. During the …

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  • Omran to conclude partnership with Port Investment Ltd.

    Published on : Tuesday, July 21, 2020

    Omran, the investment arm of Oman’s tourism ministry, will conclude a partnership with Port Investment Ltd. owned by Damac International. Omran will buy the 70% stake that it doesn’t own in Muttrah Tourism Development Co., established for redeveloping Sultan Qaboos …

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  • Oman’s tourism development severed Port Sultan Qaboos deal

    Published on : Tuesday, July 21, 2020

    Omran, a tourism development company in Oman, has severed its agreement with the international arm of Damac Properties for a $1 billion redevelopment of land around Muscat’s Port Sultan Qaboos. Omran explained that under a restructuring of Muttrah Tourism Development, …

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  • Impact of coronavirus could signal the end of the road for some businesses in Oman

    Published on : Wednesday, March 18, 2020

    Oman’s tourism experts have opined that the impact of corona virus could signal the end of the road for some businesses with the country implementing new protection measures for restricting the spread of the pandemic.   On Friday, a month-long suspension …

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  • Oman suspends tourist visas for all countries to combat corona virus

    Published on : Saturday, March 14, 2020

    To combat the corona virus, Oman has suspended tourist visas for all countries starting from March 15 this year. “The tourism industry in Oman is affected and we can see a decrease in occupancy rates, some hotel used to charge …

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  • JW Marriott debuts in Oman’s historic capital with opening of JW Marriott Muscat

    Published on : Thursday, February 20, 2020

    JW Marriott has announced the opening of JW Marriott Muscat, setting the stage for distinctive experiences in Oman’s historic capital. Located in the heart of Muscat’s new business hub, within the Sultanate’s largest urban development project Madinat Al-Irfan, the hotel …

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  • Oman will be the official partner of ITB Berlin, 2020

    Published on : Monday, February 17, 2020

     The Sultanate of Oman announced that it has been named as the official partner of ITB Berlin 2020 which is the world’s leading travel trade show to be held between March 4 to 8.   From the Middle East, Oman …

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  • ITB Berlin 2020 fully booked, Oman will be the key focus

    Published on : Thursday, February 13, 2020

    With 10,000 organisations and companies from over 180 countries attending, the event is fully-booked again this year.   ITB Berlin is in strong demand and is fully-booked in 2020 with 10,000 organisations from more than 180 countries participating.     …

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  • Oman is all set to draw tourists from the United States, Nepal, Lithuania and Ukraine

    Published on : Tuesday, January 28, 2020

    Oman is interested to attract greater number of tourists from countries like the United States, Nepal, Lithuania and Ukraine, to raise the number of visitors who travel to the Sultanate for leisure.   While speaking about the forthcoming plans the …

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  • International arrivals in Oman increases, turning into a key GCC destination

    Published on : Wednesday, December 11, 2019

    GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company revealed that Oman is rising gem in the inbound Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) travel market with international arrivals showing a growth of 11.2% between 2017 and 2018.It reached 2.7 million.   Johanna Bonhill-Smith, …

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  • Global travel leaders head to Oman for World Travel Awards Grand Final Gala Ceremony 2019

    Published on : Wednesday, November 27, 2019

    Muscat, Oman, is making final preparations as it steps up to host the World Travel Awards (WTA) Grand Final Gala Ceremony on 28th November 2019. The leading travel industry figureheads and decision-makers of the global travel industry are attending what …

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  • Cyclone Kyarr to bring heavy rainfall in Kerela, shift directions to Oman coast

    Published on : Tuesday, October 29, 2019

    According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Cyclone Kyarr is the first Super Cyclonic storm in Arabian Sea in the past 12 years which is now moving west-northweastwards towards the Oman Coast.   Currently the system is lais near latitude …

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  • Oman restaurants to be fined for delay in transferring tourism fees

    Published on : Tuesday, October 15, 2019

    Oman restaurants to be fined for delay in transferring touriThe Minister of Tourism Oman has issued a decision 56/2019 amending certain provisions of the executive regulations of the Tourism Law publicized by Royal Decree 33/2002 and the Ministerial Decree 39/2016.   This …

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  • GCC nationals rush to Oman during summers

    Published on : Tuesday, September 24, 2019

    Between January and June 2019, over 1.7 million tourists visited Oman, of which 597,009 were GCC nationals – topping the list of the five most important source markets – as disclosed by the National Centre for Statistics and Information.   …

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  • Oman is ready to welcome Chinese tourists

    Published on : Thursday, September 19, 2019

    A workshop was organised by the Omani Ministry of Tourism which was aimed at introducing the Omani tourism to China’s market to attract Chinese tourists.     Omani Tourism Readiness to Receive Chinese Tourists was the title of the workshop …

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  • Dive In: W Hotels Debuts in Oman with the Opening of W Muscat

    Published on : Tuesday, August 27, 2019

    Make a splash. W Hotels Worldwide, part of Marriott International Inc., today announced the opening of W Muscat, the brand’s newest beachfront W Escape and the second to open in the Middle East this year. Set against the stunning backdrop …

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  • For Oman, tourism becomes top prioritya

    Published on : Wednesday, July 17, 2019

    Massive push in tourism both at home and abroad is making sure the future of Oman as a holiday destination.   Staycation deals with faster check-in services and its opening up new air travel routes to boost up tourism both …

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