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Oman’s tourism workshops in Russia pay rich dividends

Oman’s tourism workshops in Russia pay rich dividends

A quantity of Omani and Russian travel businesses, tour operators and hotel and tourism establishments have entered into agreements and contracts that are anticipated to activate tourism relations and contribute to growing Russian arrivals in Oman.

Viewing Russia as a single of the most essential tourism markets, the promotional workshops witnessed the participation of a lot more than 23 Omani tourism and hotel establishments. As per a statement, a lot more than 200 Russian travel businesses, tour operators, hotel and tourism establishments and distinct media organisations also took component in them primarily based on the growing awareness in Russia of the beauty of Oman’s destinations, planet-class hotel and tourism facilities, and tourism solutions and items.

Khalid bin Abdullah al Amri, CEO of Sindbad Majan, mentioned, “Our participation in the Omani tourism promotional workshops held in Russia final week resulted in great gains in terms of getting networking with the largest tour operators and travel businesses in Russia which is a single of the largest tourism markets in the planet. According to the United Nations World Tourism Organization, there are a lot more than 40mn Russian vacationers go on planet tours annually.

“Furthermore, the Russian tourists rank fifth in terms of the amount of money spent while traveling. As it is known that the Russian people are fascinated by nature, water sports, luxury activities and entertainment, the sultanate is the best destination thanks to its breathtaking nature, long stretched coasts and beaches, and the unique traditions and heritage.”

He added, “We reaped great benefits from our participation in the promotional workshops in Russia. We organise all types of tours – from cultural ones to the adventure tourism tours. So, we are best suited to attract arrivals form the Russian market”

Dmitry Artionov from Art Tourism which is a single the top Russian businesses specialised in organising tours to MENA area, mentioned, “We have been organising tours to the Sultanate of Oman for more than 27 years now. The promotional workshops held in Moscow and Saint Petersburg will have direct impacts on deepening the level of cooperation and networking between the Russian travel companies and their Omani counterparts. With the feedback we receive from the Russian tourists we understand that Oman has made huge improvement in developing tourism infrastructure and world-class tourism, hotel and hospitality facilities. Unique and rich mix of historical, natural, cultural and heritage destinations make Oman one of the most distinguished destinations in the world.”

Saud bin Hilal al Shedhany, executive director of Sama Resorts that has a quantity of resorts in Jebel Shams, Wadi Shab, Sharqiyah and Wakan, mentioned, “The big turnout at the Omani promotional workshops is a promising indicator that our efforts in promoting the Omani destinations and tourism products and services have begun to result in many positive gains. Russian tourists are attracted by nature, heritage and traditions. Oman is the right place for them.”

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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