GCC tourists to Oman up 17% in 9 months

Salem Adi Al Mamari, Director General of Tourism Promotion, Oman Ministry of Tourism (Supplied)

Oman has emerged as a major destination among GCC travellers for short breaks, registering a 17 per cent increase in GCC citizen numbers in the first three quarter of 2014, said a media release.

According to the latest statistics by the National Centre for Statistics and Information, over 701,311 inbound tourists from the GCC visited the Sultanate until September 2014, thanks to proactive measures undertaken by the Omani government to sustain the seamless expansion in the country’s tourism sectors have complemented this growth.

Salem Adi Al Mamari, Director General of Tourism Promotion, Oman Ministry of Tourism, said: “Compared with other countries, Oman offers a wide range of variety in its geographical features, making it an attractive destination for all-year-round tourism. From ancient forts to most modern hotels, beaches to mountains, cuisines to spas, and recreation to relaxation, we have something to satisfy the needs of even the most discerning travellers.”

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