Oman concludes participation at ATM

April 25 – The Ministry of Tourism has concluded its participation at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2018 held recently in Dubai, noting the remarkable interest of visitors in the country’s most competitive tourism features that highlight Oman’s leadership as a global tourism destination. Many visitors in the Oman pavilion noted their admiration for the leisure opportunities in the Sultanate’s diverse natural, geographical, and historical sites that reflect the heritage and authenticity of the Omani culture.
The Ministry of Tourism headed by Maitha Saif al Mahrouqi, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Tourism, led a high-profile delegation along with 25 government entities, hotels and tourism service providers, which focused on promoting the industry with an aim to increase the number of regional and international visitors in line with Oman Tourism Strategy 2040.
During the event, the Omani pavilion served as key platform for networking and meetings between government delegations, investors, businessmen and representatives of leading travel and tourism companies. The meetings discussed key opportunities for cooperation and explored the prospects of developing major tourism and hotel projects which would further enhance the country’s attractiveness among Arab and international tourists.
H.E. Al Mahrouqi also discussed the successful efforts of the country in implementing sustainable tourism development with some of the world’s leading media entities, and further highlighted its relentless efforts to meet its tourism goals.
She discussed the current efforts being implemented during the first phase of the Strategy which focuses on strengthening the collaboration between the public and private sectors, along with other initiatives, such as the implementation of electronic visa processing, the development of world-class facilities and new infrastructure at the Muscat International Airport, Port Sultan Qaboos, and the Oman Convention Center & Exhibition, which is expected to open on the second half of 2018.