What started in 1966 has created into a distinctive international good results story. The Sultanate has often been keen to participate in ITB Berlin because it is 1 of the most prestigious tourism events in the planet. This international tourism exhibition is an perfect chance for the Sultanate to showcase its tourism goods and solutions and to market the Sultanate as a ideal all-year location. The occasion had witnessed the participation of 10,000 organizations such as airlines, privet tourism organizations and a lot a lot more representing 185 nations, and 170,000 guests.
ITB Berlin is the biggest occasion regarding the tourism business, exactly where significant organizations and investors from all about the planet collect in 1 spot to exchange understanding, experiences and construct bridges of frequent interests. Therefore, the Ministry is keen on advertising the Sultanate by means of this platform to attract international investors and vacationers. The exhibitions stand as a ideal chance for the ministry to market the current significant projects, solutions and goods.
The Ministry desires to sustain the tourism promotional status of the Sultanate by means of different media and specialized tourism organizations. As nicely, Tourism infrastructure is getting swiftly sophisticated in Oman, the participation this year coincides with opening of the new Muscat International Airport on the 20th of March and the facilities granted by the electronic visa program which will be obtainable from 21st of March. This year, there is distinctive participation from the Oman Geological Society to introduce the major international scientific experiment on the Sultanate of Oman to simulate the living on Mars.
Further, the Sultanate has recorded a considerable growth in the tourism sector, underlying the Sultanate’s efforts in the tourism improvement in different components which is an benefit to market the newest tourism solutions, projects and installations and encourage tourism investment. 2017 witnessed an boost in the quantity of guests to the Sultanate. The quantity of guests elevated by four.7% compared to the prior year. The quantity of guests reached three million and 300 thousand compared to three million and 151 thousand in 2016 to attain the annual development price. The quantity of hotel establishments elevated from 337 establishments in 2016 to 367 in 2017 with a alter of eight.9% and an annual development price of six.four% because 2009. These establishments offered 20,581 hotel rooms by the finish of 2017 compared to 18825 in 2016.
The Sultanate is presently witnessing a quantum leap in the tourism sector due to the implementation of the tourism improvement technique which covers the significant projects in the nation. A quantity of significant projects in different associated important sectors, notably significant infrastructure projects such as the improvement of airports, ports and road network.
The Ministry of Tourism has an official suite at the ITB Berlin exhibition amongst 37 other institutions from the Middle East, exactly where is showcasing all that Oman has to supply to international tourist such as hotels, resorts, travel and tourism agencies.
Information Source: Muscat Daily