Member of the Board of Directors at Oman Tourism Development Company (SAOC) Ahmed Nasser Al Mahrizi will head the Sultanate’s delegation comprising officials of the Ministry of Tourism and representatives of Tourist organizations.
According to MUSCATDAILY.COM, Oman has always been keen to participate in ITB Berlin which has developed into a unique global success story since its beginning in 1966. ITB Berlin, which is one of the most prestigious tourist events in the world, is an ideal opportunity for Oman to showcase its tourism products and services and to promote the Arab Gulf state as a perfect all-year destination.
The exhibition had previously witnessed the participation of 10,000 organizations such as airlines, privet tourism organizations and much more representing 185 countries, as well as 170,000 visitors.
Oman’s participation this year coincides with the opening of the new Muscat International Airport on March 20 and the facilitations granted by the e-Visa system, to be made available by March 21.
Oman has recorded a significant growth in the tourism industry, thanks to the country’s efforts in the tourism development in various aspects including service projects and promoting tourism investment. The number of international tourist arrivals grew by 4.7 percent to reach 3.300 million in 2017, compared to 3.151 million in 2016. The number of hotel establishments rose from 337 in 2016 to reach 367 in 2017 with an increase of 8.9 percent, and an annual growth rate of 6.4 percent since 2009.