OMAN AT THE LONDON WORLD TRAVEL MARKET

The Sultanate’s Under Secretary for Tourism Maitha Al Mahrouqi (right) was special guest at the Omani stand at the World Travel Market (WTM) in London, in November. Despite the global recession WTM recorded impressive increase of 5% in visitor numbers and featured 176 new exhibitors. At a reception hosted by the Anglo-Oman Society, the Under Secretary outlined a series of exciting new plans for tourism in the Sultanate, much of which will focus on the largely undeveloped but spectacular Khasab area in the north of the country.