Oman stresses on affordable stay for sustainable tourism

Published on : Tuesday, January 10, 2017

omanAs the experts say, Oman is in the process of increasing more hotels to attract more tourists in the coming years. Specialists consider that tourism is one of the main areas that Oman needs to develop in order to reduce its age old dependence on oil and gas for maximum revenue. As per Vikram Loomba, PwC Middle East Director for Hospitality and Leisure Advisory Services, “Although the focus on luxury tourism has been a rewarding strategy for Oman, so far, this segment is highly competitive globally, with several luxury destinations available.


To achieve sustained growth in tourism, Oman must diversify its product offering and, accordingly, seek a wider consumer base’’.

Paul Loomis, regional head of The Business Year believes that lower cost options are important to enhance maximum visit. To quote Paul Loomis, “Affordable prices by the standard of the Gulf States would allow people from all over the world to visit Oman.


As it stands, there are some very good luxury operations and options in Oman, but it is high-quality affordable hotels and activities that will bring in the global middle class’’. According to the Times of Oman, global economic slump caused 40% drop in luxury hotel occupancy rate.

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