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Oman to highlight tourism facilities as London tourism event gets under way

Muscat: Ministry of Tourism is set to participate in World Travel Market (WTM), starting in London today. The Omani delegation is being headed by Maitha Al Mahrouqi, undersecretary at the Ministry of Tourism (MoT).

The four-day event, which concludes on November 5, will focus on destination branding and changes shaping tourism markets among other things.

Besides highlighting the tourism services and facilities available in Oman, the Sultanate’s delegation will also promote the fundamentals of tourism. It will also provide opportunities to companies and institutions to promote their programmes and contributions.

With the Sultanate celebrating the 45th Anniversary of its Blessed Renaissance that ushered in an era of progress and prosperity under the wise leadership of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said, the Omani pavilion at WTM will feature 24 private sector tourism companies and institutions.


The list includes Marc Tours company, Al-Bustan Palace Hotel, Desert Gate Tourism, Millennium resort and spa, City Seasons Muscat Hotel, Atana Hotels, Shangri-La’s Barr Al Jissah, Travel Point (Tour Oman), IHG Muscat Hotel, Oman Hotels & Company, Zahara Tours, Sifawy Boutique Hotel, Bahwan Tourism, Eihab Travels, Hormuz Grand Hotel, Haffa House Hotel, Golden Tulip Seeb, Al Nahda Resort & Spa, Oman Airports Management Company (OAMC), Anantara Jabal Akhdar Resort, Magic Arabia, National Travel & Tourism, Alila Jabel Akhadar Hotel and Banat Oman.

WTM is a leading global event for the travel industry and a vibrant business platform which brings together diverse destinations and industry sectors as well as international travel professionals to the United Kingdom.

It is a must-attend business-to-business exhibition for travel and tourism industry worldwide.

Image-building event

It is also the largest image-building event in the international travel industry. Every year, the expo attracts over 5,000 specialists, with about 5,000 companies from nearly 186 countries partaking in the event.

About 51,500 senior travel industry professionals, government ministers and members of the international press, embark on ExCeL – London every November, to network, negotiate and discover the latest industry opinions and trends at WTM.

It is a unique opportunity for the whole global travel trade to meet, network, negotiate and conduct business under one roof. Moreover, it serves to build a business relationship with these companies and to introduce them to investment opportunities available in Oman. The WTM London is part of Reed Travel Exhibition’s World Travel Market events, which also include Arabian Travel Market in Dubai, World Travel Market Latin America and World Travel Market Africa.

Source: Times of Oman