Oman recorded a 12.eight per cent development in Indian tourist arrivals in 2018 with 358,682 travellers, against 317,844 in 2017, creating India the second-highest supply marketplace for the nation.
“Our plans are to achieve double-digit growth in the number of Indian tourist arrivals during the year 2019,” Lubaina Sheerazi, India representative of Ministry of Tourism, Oman, was quoted as saying by Indian media.
India has been an crucial marketplace for Oman and it has been a single of the greatest-performing nations, reaching the status of second-highest supply marketplace following the GCC, she added. About the initiatives the nation has taken to market itself as a preferred location, Lubaina mentioned, “Several initiatives have contributed to this success, such as launch of the electronic visa, direct flight connectivity from various cities in India and opening of the new passenger terminal at Muscat International Airport, among others.”
With developing quantity of travellers every year, the Oman Tourism Strategy, created by the Ministry of Tourism, foresees at least 11.7mn international and domestic vacationers by 2040, she added.
“As part of its 2040 strategy, the Ministry of Tourism is undertaking major steps to develop and promote a series of destinations across Oman, offering visitors a broader variety of distinctive experiences, with the goal of encouraging extended visits and greater engagement with the country’s culture and natural sites,” Lubaina mentioned.
The Ministry of Tourism is completely committed to enhancing the meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (MICE) element and to aid Oman attain its prospective to be a initial-class location for the company tourism segment, Lubaina mentioned.
India will stay a main tourism supply marketplace for the Gulf states, as it is a single of the quickest developing outbound travel marketplace in the globe, second only to China, according to the Colliers International report.
Information Source: Muscat Daily