Oman’s adventure tourism gains global demand

 Friday, January 27, 2023 


With the adventure tourism in the Sultanate of Oman witnessing an increasing international demand, the country gains continuous follow-up to be one of the most important tourist destinations. Oman also plans to launch an electronic system to facilitate for the travel and tourism offices to submit applications for licenses to add the activity of organizing adventure tourism trips such as adventure tourism trip organizers.

The head of the Product Development Department in the Directorate of Product Development and Tourism Experiences, Youssef bin Rashid Al Harassi, emphasized that the adventure tourism sector expects to receive a good response from tourism companies to submit licensing applications during the 1stQ, 2023.

With this step to launch the electronic system for submitting applications for adding an adventure tourism activity, a clear picture will be formed of the number of the companies that practice this activity, which will help the ministry to do more to organize this type of tourism in a systematic and high-quality manner.

He noted that the Sultanate of Oman is unique in its natural diversity, which is reflected in the diversity of tourist destinations, that are preferred by the adventurers, while the natural sites such as the Eastern and Western Al -Hajar Mountains and some sites at the Governorate of Dhofar Governorate and Musandam have become attractive destinations for practicing adventure tourism activities.

He pointed out that the growth witnessed by adventure tourism in Oman has created a movement in the tourism sector, as the constant desire of international adventure tourism enthusiasts and domestic tourists to enjoy adventure tourism destinations in the country also contributes to enhancing the experience of these tourists in the practice of adventure tourism.

The Ministry of Heritage and Tourism exerts efforts to achieve an optimal utilization of natural and cultural resources which contribute to develop the tourism and heritage sector, enhancing the economic diversification, building of a sustainable tourism economy and to achieve the objectives vision of Oman 2040.

Adventure tourism is one of the fastest growing types of tourism in the world, according to reports issued by The Adventure Travel Trade Association.

The size of the global adventure tourism market in 2021, reached to $ 282.1 billion,

Forecasts to expand in the adventure tourism at an annual growth rate of 15.2% during the year of 2030.

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