Wednesday, 20 Nov 2019 | 23 Rabi Al Awwal 1441
Ministry of Tourism, Omantel partnership to provide tourists complete travel experience

Ministry of Tourism, Omantel partnership to supply vacationers full travel expertise

As component of the partnership, vacationers will take pleasure in a new large-information primarily based application that gives a extensive expertise in addition to staying connected by means of Omantel’s higher speed Wi-Fi at a quantity of most visited forts in the sultanate.

This agreement was signed by H E Ahmed bin Nasser al Mehrzi, Minister of Tourism and Talal al Mamari, CEO of Omantel.

As a top national organization, Omantel plays a significant part in supporting eGovernance and actively participates in developing bridges in between the private and public sectors.

H E Mehrzi stated, “The world continues to witness developments in telecommunications, and catching up with these developments is essential for Oman’s Tourism Strategy to meet its targets and increase the influx of tourists to the sultanate. By offering advanced technologies to tourists, we are helping tourists to communicate more efficiently and easing the process of making reservations, finding information and travel maps. Tourist will also be able to document their journeys while in Oman, which will significantly help us reach a wider audience.”

He added, “We value this strategic partnership with Omantel as a leading company in the sultanate that offers advanced telecommunication services including smart solutions, and we look forward for a greater collaboration that will lead to further enhancement of current services and bring in new services at various tourist destinations.”

Mamari stated, “We have witnessed a major transformation in the tourism sector during the past few years. The tourism infrastructure has been developed and marketing strategy enhanced; this resulted in an influx of tourists to the sultanate as well as boosting domestic tourism. As a leading national company, supporting the growth of our nation is a cornerstone of our values, and this is why we are glad to join hands with the Ministry of Tourism and other government bodies. We always strive to deliver services that exceed our customers’ expectations.”

Fadi Nasser, GM of ICT division at Omantel, stated that the organization is functioning to additional empower tourism with digital service.

“The large-information primarily based application (eConcierge) will permit vacationers to program their journeys beforehand and uncover numerous tourist attractions, activities, beverage and dining choices and entertainment events that they can take pleasure in throughout their keep. This top application was created in partnership with Infoline and the tourism-specialised team of the National CEO Program (NCP). Furthermore, Bahla Fort and nine much more forts will be equipped with a higher-speed
Wi-Fi connection.”

Omantel has expanded its networks in some of the most visited tourist attractions, like Jebel Akhdar and Jebel Shams. “Aside from that, we have helped the Ministry of Tourism to stay connected with its directorates in various governorates, thanks to the smart solutions that include big-data platform and video conferencing.”

Recently, Omantel launched an on-line platform utilizing large information analytics cutting-edge technologies that permits Ministry of Tourism to monitor the visitors behaviour and patterns in Dhofar to allow the ministry with far better organizing tool on actual-time basis.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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