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Charter flights raise Dhofar’s prospects in tourism sector

Charter flights raise Dhofar’s prospects in tourism sector

This has been proved by the good results and improve in the quantity of charter flights to Dhofar in current years.

The Ministry of Tourism (MoT) confirmed that the quantity of charter flights stood at 196 throughout the 2018-19 season compared to 186 in 2017-18. The charter season begins from October and runs till May each and every year.

Charter flights from nations such as Germany, Russia, Italy, Czech Republic, Slovakia and France brought 51,950 vacationers throughout 2018-19 season as compared to 44,420 in the 2017-18 season.

Some of the travel operators to Dhofar integrated German travel operator FTI, Russian operator Pegas Touristik, Kappa Clue (French), Fischer (Czech), Hydrotour (Slovak) and Alpitour World (Italian). Salalah has witnessed speedy developments in the hospitality sector more than the final couple of years with the quantity of hotel properties growing significantly.

MoT mentioned that 35 hotel establishments with four,179 rooms had been prepared to obtain vacationers throughout the Salalah Tourism Festival. Keeping in view the recognition of the khareef season and growing occupancy level, these hotel establishments had been renovated throughout the current months.

New facilities had been added and some of them had been repaired, to match international regular. Hotel establishments are creating large efforts to market the khareef season even though their web sites and social media platforms. In addition to this, some of them are participating in international exhibitions for introduction of all-natural and cultural components as effectively as their personal facilities and solutions.

The annual statistical survey of the khareef season, which officially started on June 21, shows that practically 189,425 individuals have currently visited Dhofar.

The National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI) stated that the total quantity of guests to Salalah till 12 noon on July 24 stood at 189,425. The highest quantity of guests had been Omanis (131,297), followed by Asians (13,911) and GCC citizens. Among the GCC guests, Saudis comprised the biggest quantity (13,009), followed by Emiratis (11,281), Qataris (two,511), Bahrainis (two,067) and Kuwaitis (1,815). Visitors from other Arab nations stood at 10,803 followed by Europeans, 1,765 and 966 of other nationalities.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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