Apart from exploring investment possibilities in new tourist locations in the sultanate, the memorandum will assist Oman create adventure tourism and encourage private sector to invest in adventure tourism activities by utilizing New Zealand’s experience in the field.
The memorandum was signed by H E Maitha Saif al Mahrouqiyah, Undersecretary in the Ministry of Tourism, and H E James Munro, Non-resident Ambassador of New Zealand to the sultanate.
The memorandum aims to exchange info and experience in investment possibilities in new tourist locations, particularly infrastructure projects and exchange of visits of officials and journalists and media representatives to determine tourism elements.
The memorandum of cooperation also contains the joint function among the two sides to organise and create adventure tourism via the exchange of info and expertise and encourage the private sector to invest in adventure tourism activities.
Additionally, it contains exchanging legislation and regulations that govern numerous fields connected to tourism in each nations, such as specifications regarding hotels, tourist villages and other tourist accommodation facilities and hotel management.
Developing adventure tourism has been on the agenda for the National Programme for Enhancing Economic Diversification (Tanfeedh).
Under the supervision of the Ministry of Tourism, Tanfeedh’s operating group in collaboration with the New Zealand government and Maven International Consultant Company, performed workshops in Muscat, Khasab and Salalah in May 2017 to prepare an adventure activity regulatory guide.
The workshop solicited inputs from stakeholders such as adventure tour operators and government entities on the proposed guide.
Information Source: Muscat Daily