The Ministry of Tourism (MoT), in cooperation with IDE Global, is hosting the two-day conference at Sheraton Oman Hotel. The conference targets stakeholders in the hospitality business in the area to participate in enterprise meetings in between investors, hotel organizations and suppliers. The initiative aims to market Oman as a location for tourism and investment in the Middle East.
The opening session was attended by Eng Mohammed bin Mahmoud al Zadjali, director basic of Investor Services and Quality Control, MoT, who talked about ‘exploring the promising opportunities and prospects for investment in the tourism sector in Oman’.
Eng Zadjali mentioned, “The meeting is about the opportunities and attractions for investors to come and invest in Oman. What are the promising locations as well as the promising attractions, areas and what are the potential markets where they need to focus on, alongside with the Oman tourism strategy. We started with different regions. We started with Dhofar region and it has been completed last year. Now we are working to develop four other areas which are Muscat, Dakhliyah, Musandam and South Sharqiyah governorates. We are hoping to complete them by the end of this year.”
Dr Lubna Badar Salim al Mazroei, head of research division, Directorate General of Planning, Follow-up and Information at the MoT, spoke about the Oman Tourism Strategy 2040. She mentioned, “We want the investors to know about our new strategy, the Oman Tourism Strategy 2040, what we are planning for the next 25 years. We have major plans with different governorates, and want them to be aware of the investment opportunities that will be available in different phases.”
Information Source: Muscat Daily