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Sultanate targets Russia as a tourist source market

Sultanate targets Russia as a tourist supply industry

The ministry is targeting the Russian industry in the subsequent phase of its promotional campaigns, assisting to improve the quantity of guests from about 20,000 in 2018. With an objective to market Oman as a tourism location in Russia, the ministry participated in the opening ceremony of the Moscow International Travel and Tourism (MITT) exhibition on Tuesday.

Speaking to the Russian media, Salim al Ma’amari, Director General of Promotions, Ministry of Tourism, stated that according to a study about 3mn Russian vacationers pay a visit to various nations each year. “Oman received around 20,000 Russian tourists in 2018 and there is an effort to increase the number,” he added.

The Ministry of tourism has worked in coordination with the concerned authorities as nicely as the sultanate’s embassy in Moscow, the ROP, Oman Airports, Oman Air and a quantity of other organisations of the tourism sector of the nation, to attract vacationers from Russia. It has began direct flights of the national carrier Oman Air among Muscat and Moscow, produced availability of visa simple and organised a quantity of promotional joint workshops for Omani and Russian tourism businesses. The ministry opened a foreign tourism representative workplace in Moscow at the finish of final year.

Ma’amari headed the delegation of the ministry at the official inauguration of the 26th MITT exhibition. He delivered speech in the ceremony which was attended by 400 selection makers, professionals, representatives of significant businesses of travel and tourism sector.

In his speech, Ma’amari focussed on the locations of tourism attraction in the sultanate, its components, goods, diverse all-natural and environmental attributes of the nation. He stated that in Oman vacationers have genuine-time expertise of original Arab culture, civilisation and its society. He also talked about the facilities, solutions and provides presented to Russian vacationers.

The Omani delegation of tourism promotion held a press conference, bringing collectively representatives of much more than 45 Russian media organisations, as nicely as representatives of Russian travel and tourism businesses, to introduce the efforts and measures taken to enter the Russian tourist industry.

The press conference also focussed on prominent provides and goods supplied by Omani tourism businesses to Russians. The delegation also responded to the relevant concerns of media.

On the sidelines of the opening ceremony of the MITT exhibition, the Omani tourism promotion delegation also met the representatives of 15 Russian travel and tourism businesses.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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