Oman is set to invest $1.17 billion from travel and tourism by 2026 according to a new report.
The figures were released by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) as part of the Sultanate’s involvement in the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) which takes place in Dubai from 24-27 April.
Senior exhibition director, ATM, Simon Press said: “It is no wonder that Oman is so popular and was recently named as one of the top ten places to visit in 2017 by a selection of the world’s top media.
“The country boasts a fantastic mix of culture, history and adventure for travelers, 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.”
Figures from 2016 showed an increase of 15% year-on-year from 2015, with 2.5 million visitors in the first 10 months of the year.
Reed Travel Exhibitions team were recently in Muscat to meet with key industry players from across Oman and discuss exhibitor opportunities for ATM 2017, with the total contribution of travel and tourism in the country set to rise to $785 million by 2026, according to the WTTC.
Among the confirmed Oman-based properties at this year’s event are Six Senses Zighy Bay Resort & Spa, Al Bustan Palace Ritz Carlton, Anantara Jabal Akhdar Resort, Kempinski Hotel Muscat, Shangri_la Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa and Intercontinental Muscat.