GCC tourists to Oman up 17 percent in Jan.-Sep.
10 Jan 2015
(MENAFN) The number of GCC tourists visiting the Sultanate of Oman has registered an increase by 17 percent during the January-September period of 2014, Emirates 24/7 reported.
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, due to the strong measures undertaken by the Omani government to boost the country’s tourism sector.
“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 travelers,” Director General of Tourism Promotion, Oman Ministry of Tourism, said.