Exhibiting the achievement of the Ministry of Tourism’s endeavors to bring issues to light on Oman’s unique tourism contributions and advance the country as a key tourism destination, the National Centre for Statistics and Information uncovered that 1.7 million visitors visited the Sultanate between January and June 2019. An incredible 597,009 GCC nationals visited the Sultanate during this period, besting the rundown of five driving source advertises that visited Oman.
This is trailed by 204,848 voyagers from India, 102,325 guests from Germany, 88, 787 guests from UK and 47,393 from China. A general increment of 25. 8 per cent in inbound visitors was additionally recorded in June 2019 contrasted with a similar period a year ago.
In the long stretch of June alone, 119,000 GCC nationals thronged Oman’s driving tourism spots, representing for 46 per cent development measure up to to 109, 000 guests who visited Oman during the similar period in 2018. In light of the surge in numbers, Oman Ministry of Tourism is currently concentrating on an assortment of segments such as adventure tourism, cultural tourism, family tourism and business and corporate tourism. In addition, in perspective of the spike in the quantity of tourism market-based agents, the Ministry is additionally moving in the direction of expanding the quantity of non-stop flights to and from Oman and broadening tourism contributions to incorporate recreation, travel and MICE segments.
Salem Adi Al Mamari, Director General of the Tourism Promotions department at Oman Ministry of Tourism stated: “The critical spike in vacationer numbers during H1 2019 is the immediate aftereffect of our continued endeavors, which incorporates campaigns, initiatives and programs intended to raise the nation's tourism profile and pull in speculations to the part. In accordance with the Oman Tourism Strategy to welcome 11 million tourists by 2040, the Ministry also led a progression of activities, which we accept and have contributed to this mind-boggling reaction from GCC visitors. This will fill in as a lift to our progressing endeavors, and we anticipate further strengthening activities in partnership with both the private and the public sectors by propelling new and unique attractions, services and promotions.”
In one more demonstration of the accomplishment of the Ministry's endeavors in advancing oman’s unique tourism contributions before provincial and worldwide markets, Oman’s ports invited 298 cruise ships during 2018-19 compared to 192 that touched base during 2017-18, posting a 3.6 per cent growth in the number of cruise ships. While Port Sultan Qaboos got 147 cruise ships, Khasab Port and Port of Salalah received 72 and 79 individually. The overall number of cruise ships visitors who visited Oman between January and June 2019 was 189,000. This comprised 68,980 Germans, 21,949 British voyagers, 16,277 Italian visitors, 10,342 Spaniards and 8,301 Americans. Around 91.1 per cent of the visitors in June 2019 were from Oceania countries, with Australians compensating for 72.6 per cent of the total number.