Marhoon bin Saeed al Ameri, director basic of tourism in Dhofar governorate, stated, “ The Ministry of Tourism with the Public Authority for Consumer Protection and some concerned parties formed a team to combat unethical business practices.”
The team will monitor restaurants, cafés, entertainment locations, hotels, hotels apartments and tourist attractions in terms of meals security, cleanliness, top quality of service offered or any infringement of green spaces and cost manage.
Ali al Basrawi, director of Consumer Protection Department, Dhofar governorate, stated, “We cooperate with all government agencies to monitor costs and manage any violations in Dhofar. We will also participate in the Salalah Tourism Festival.
“We have our office there which supervises all activities and monitor any violations. Inspection teams of the authority can receive complaints via hotline and the social media channels. There is a mobile office too to receive complaints from residents, citizens and visitors. The inspection teams will also monitor fruits stalls in the area.”
Talking about awareness campaigns, he stated, “The authority will hold lectures at sports clubs, Omani Women’s Association branches and some government institutions to spread consumer awareness.”
As per the survey carried out by the National Centre for Statistics and Information, 43,916 guests reached Salalah till the finish of July 9. It is a 52 per cent decline on final year’s figures.
Information Source: Muscat Daily