From fishing in crystal-clear waters to hiking snow-capped mountains, Oman is rich with natural assets – and certainly has the five-star stays to warrant being on any luxury traveller’s bucket list.
Despite not having the marketing luster of St. Tropez or New York City, Oman’s key destinations are certainly likely to establish a stronger position in the marketplace in the coming years, with investment in travel and tourism set to hit US$1.17 billion by 2026, and the total contribution of travel and tourism in the country set to rise to $785 million by 2026, according to the World Travel and Tourism Council.
8 reasons to visit Oman
2. Water sports and diving
3. Turtle, dolphin and bird watching
4. Desert safaris
8. Trekking and rock climbing
“It is no wonder that Oman is so popular and was recently named as one of the top 10 places to visit in 2017 by a selection of the world’s top media,” explained Simon Press, senior exhibition director at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM). “The country boasts a fantastic mix of culture, history and adventure for travellers, while the $120 million Majarat Oman futuristic theme park, set to open in 2017, will add to the huge selection of options available for families.”
Some of the ATM team were recently in Muscat to meet with key industry players from across Oman and discuss exhibitor opportunities ahead of the upcoming ATM 2017 (April 24-27; arabiantravelmarket.wtm.com).