Towards facilitating a proper assessment of the impact of tourism in the Sultanate’s economy, the National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI) has published a bulletin showing the Sultanate’s tourism indicators over the period 2005 – 2014.
Saudi Arabia remains a popular destination for GCC tourists, with around 7.4 million visitors entering the Kingdom in the first six months of 2015, which represented an increase of 25% against the same period in 2014, according to official data from the Saudi Commission for Tourism & National Heritage (SCTNH); a fact that will underpin the Kingdom’s presence at this year’s Arabian Travel Market (ATM).
Some of the world’s most highly regarded international sailing teams are set to grace the waters of the Arabian Gulf as they compete in the latest edition of EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour, which will take place from 14-29 February 2016.
His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander, and First Deputy Prime Minister attended the Manama Capital of Gulf Tourism 2016 launch event, which was held under his patronage, at the iconic Bab al Bahrain landmark in Manama.
Seawings, the only luxury seaplane tour operator within the Arabian Peninsula, has launched ‘Seawings Air Cruise Holidays’ – a collection of handpicked holidays that combines seaplane excursions with exceptional hospitality experiences at leading luxury hotel and resort properties within the United Arab Emirates and Oman.
Air passenger traffic through Muscat International Airport until the end of November 2015 recorded an increase of 17 per cent to 9,321,617 passengers, while it rose by 21 per cent at the Salalah Airport, compared to the figures in the same period in 2014.
The Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) the principal entity tasked with delivering Dubai’s tourism vision of attracting 20 million visitors by 2020, has announced the launch of a new GCC trade marketing and communications strategy to further reinforce Dubai’s positioning and offering to GCC guests.
Millennium Resort Mussanah recently launched a new series of packages for guests to experience the ultimate family vacation this upcoming holiday season. Offering an exciting array of special cuisine and reduced room rates, the resort’s Christmas and New Year promotions will allow them to fully experience the festive spirit.
The government has identified tourism as a sector with strong growth potential and a key source of jobs for Omani nationals, while a steady increase in arrival numbers is demonstrating growth in Oman’s tourism industry, according to a new report from the country’s National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI).