The Ministry of Tourism (MoT) has opened an international tender inviting businesses to bid for setting up of its tourism representative offices in China and Saudi Arabia.
The final date for submission of bids is May 28.
The ministry has began targeting non-standard supply markets for vacationers by opening up visas for Russia, China and Iran, whose citizens can now get visa-on-arrival or an eVisa. The ministry has plans of establishing tourist representative offices in Iran and China although a Russian workplace was opened late final year.
In the GCC, Saudi Arabia remains a single of the largest supply markets and the ministry is creating certain of attracting big quantity of vacationers from the nation. The ministry presently promotes tourism in international markets via its eight representative offices covering 15 nations.
According to the ministry, it seeks to open offices in these markets to improve the flow of vacationers to the sultanate and to raise the profile of sultanate as a tourist location with the cooperation of neighborhood partners such as airlines, hotels and travel businesses.
The representative offices are also required to preserve the sultanate conscious of the specifications of these markets, and how to actively fulfil these.
“One of the most important plans for future expansion is to attract tourists from non-traditional markets, especially from Southeast Asia, Russia, and Iran. These markets are characterised by group travel, and the ministry is working to provide everything that best suits these markets in terms of activities and all other tourism-related infrastructure,” an MoT official had mentioned earlier.
Information Source: Muscat Daily