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Oman travel & tourism news for travelers and travel professionals. Latest travel and tourism news on Oman. Latest news on safety, hotels, resorts, attractions, tours and transportation in Oman. Muscat Travel information Oman, officially the Sultanate of Oman, is an Arab country on the southeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula in Western Asia. Its official religion is Islam

Swiss-Belinn Muscat now open
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Swiss-Belinn Muscat now open

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 2, 2020

Continuing its expansion in the GCC, Swiss-Belhotel International has announced the soft opening of Swiss-Belinn Muscat in Oman that also ... Read More

JW Marriott debuts in Oman’s historic capital
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JW Marriott debuts in Oman’s historic capital

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 18, 2020

JW Marriott, part of Marriott International, Inc., announced the opening of JW Marriott Muscat today, setting the stage for distinctive ... Read More

Finest travel brands revealed at World Travel Awards Grand Final 2019 in Muscat
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Finest travel brands revealed at World Travel Awards Grand Final 2019 in Muscat

mm Chief Assignment Editor- November 28, 2019

The finest travel brands in the world have been unveiled at a star-studded gala ceremony in Muscat, Oman. The elite ... Read More

Oman’s SalamAir eyeing European destinations
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Oman’s SalamAir eyeing European destinations

mm Chief Assignment Editor- November 20, 2019

To cater to its ever-expanding network, Sultanate’s fastest-growing value-for-money airline, SalamAir, has signed a lease agreement with GE Capital Aviation ... Read More

Oman Airports to host World Travel Awards Grand Final 2019 at Royal Opera House Muscat
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Oman Airports to host World Travel Awards Grand Final 2019 at Royal Opera House Muscat

mm Chief Assignment Editor- November 5, 2019

World Travel Awards (WTA) has partnered with Oman Airports to host its highly-anticipated Grand Final Gala Ceremony 2019 on 28th ... Read More

Completion: Al Irfan Theatre at Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre
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Completion: Al Irfan Theatre at Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 15, 2019

Oman Tourism Development Company (Omran) — the Sultanate's executive arm for tourism development — announced its successful completion of the ... Read More

Oman’s SalamAir adds Chattogram to its Bangladesh network
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Oman’s SalamAir adds Chattogram to its Bangladesh network

mm Chief Assignment Editor- September 30, 2019

Expanding its route network between Oman and the Indian subcontinent, Sultanate's fastest-growing value-for-money airline SalamAir has added a new direct ... Read More

Salam Air new Abu Dhabi to Muscat route
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Salam Air new Abu Dhabi to Muscat route

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 15, 2019

Four weekly flights between Abu Dhabi and Muscat in Oman are now on schedule with Salam Air. The inaugural flight, ... Read More

UNIGLOBE Travel expands Middle East service
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UNIGLOBE Travel expands Middle East service

mm Chief Assignment Editor- July 18, 2019

UNIGLOBE Travel International has expanded its network in the Middle East with the addition of UNIGLOBE Bahwan Travels in Muscat, ... Read More

Oman Air achieves IATA NDC Level 4 Certification
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Oman Air achieves IATA NDC Level 4 Certification

mm Chief Assignment Editor- June 25, 2019

Oman Air, the National Carrier of the Sultanate of Oman has received the level 4 New Distribution Capability (NDC) certification ... Read More

Oman seeks to ‘diversify economy’ by jacking up taxes on booze, meat, tobacco and energy drinks
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Oman seeks to ‘diversify economy’ by jacking up taxes on booze, meat, tobacco and energy drinks

mm Chief Assignment Editor- June 13, 2019

Beginning June 15th, pork meat, tobacco, and alcohol as well as energy drinks in Oman will be subject to a ... Read More

Budget Airline SalamAir Muscat to Tehran is second flight destination to Iran
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Budget Airline SalamAir Muscat to Tehran is second flight destination to Iran

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 9, 2019

SalamAir, Oman’s first budget airline, has launched its first flight to Tehran, Iran flying Muscat- Tehran three times a week ... Read More

Opening: Grand Swiss-Belresort, Swiss-Belsuites, Swiss-Belboutique and Swiss-Belinn
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Opening: Grand Swiss-Belresort, Swiss-Belsuites, Swiss-Belboutique and Swiss-Belinn

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 14, 2019

Grand Swiss-Belresort (Bahrain), Swiss-Belsuites (Bahrain), Swiss-Belboutique (Kuwait) and Swiss-Belinn (Oman and Qatar) will be opening in the upcoming months. Laurent ... Read More

Carlos Vogeler starts leading position at Ministry of Tourism in Oman
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Carlos Vogeler starts leading position at Ministry of Tourism in Oman

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 3, 2019

It appears the implementation of the National Tourism Strategy of Oman is in excellent hands. Last week Carlos Vogeler started ... Read More

Swiss-Belhotel International appoints new General Manager for Swiss-Belinn Muscat
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Swiss-Belhotel International appoints new General Manager for Swiss-Belinn Muscat

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 19, 2019

Swiss-Belhotel International has appointed Paul Uglesic as the General Manager for Swiss-Belinn Muscat in Oman. Paul has ten years of ... Read More

Oman Air climbs to first place in one of Heathrow’s greenest years yet
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Oman Air climbs to first place in one of Heathrow’s greenest years yet

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 18, 2019

Oman Air has landed first place in the latest Heathrow “Fly Quiet and Green” league table, due to its use ... Read More

Oman tourism arrivals to increase 5 percent annually to 2023
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Oman tourism arrivals to increase 5 percent annually to 2023

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 6, 2019

Tourism arrivals to Oman will increase at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 5% between 2018 and 2023 to ... Read More

Turkish Airlines and Oman Air extend their existing codeshare agreement
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Turkish Airlines and Oman Air extend their existing codeshare agreement

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 4, 2019

Turkish Airlines and Oman Air have revised the codeshare agreement signed earlier. Under the revised agreement, Turkish Airlines will codeshare ... Read More

Oman hotel market: Sustainable growth?
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Oman hotel market: Sustainable growth?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 27, 2019

Between 2013 and 2017 the number of hotels in Oman increased by 35%, according to the National Centre for Statistics and ... Read More

Oman Air turns down the noise and ramps up its green credential at Heathrow
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Oman Air turns down the noise and ramps up its green credential at Heathrow

mm Chief Assignment Editor- November 13, 2018

Oman Air’s investment in modernizing its Heathrow fleet has paid off – with the airline making an impressive leap forward ... Read More

Oman launches 2040 strategic tourism plan in Italy
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Oman launches 2040 strategic tourism plan in Italy

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- November 12, 2018

Oman looks to 2040 with optimism and firm objectives to be implemented through a strategic development and established plan which ... Read More

Salalah Tourism Festival Oman: So successful it unofficially continues
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Salalah Tourism Festival Oman: So successful it unofficially continues

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 27, 2018

Though Salalah Tourism Festival in Oman officially concluded on Saturday, due to the continuing pleasant weather, the festival has not ... Read More

Oman’s first budget airline adds six new A320neo aircraft to its fleet
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Oman’s first budget airline adds six new A320neo aircraft to its fleet

mm Chief Assignment Editor- July 16, 2018

Oman’s first budget airline, SalamAir, has signed an agreement to add six new A320neo aircraft to its fleet Read More

New flights on the Arabian Gulf: Muscat and Dammam
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New flights on the Arabian Gulf: Muscat and Dammam

editor editor- June 19, 2018

Pegasus Airlines is adding Oman’s capital Muscat and Saudi Arabia’s business hub Dammam to its flight network, to open up ... Read More

Qatar Airways celebrates five years of service to Salalah, Oman
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Qatar Airways celebrates five years of service to Salalah, Oman

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 16, 2018

Qatar Airways is celebrating its five-year anniversary of operating direct flights from Doha to Salalah, Oman. On 15 May, the ... Read More

Golden Tulip signs MoU with Ice Land Water Park under endorsement of RAKTDA
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Golden Tulip signs MoU with Ice Land Water Park under endorsement of RAKTDA

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- April 25, 2018

Golden Tulip Khatt Springs Resort & Spa signed an agreement with Ice Land Water Park under the endorsement of Ras ... Read More

Doha to Muscat flights booming after Dubai and Abu Dhabi flights disappeared
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Doha to Muscat flights booming after Dubai and Abu Dhabi flights disappeared

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 8, 2018

Going to Qatar Airways and searching for DXB or AUH there are no airports foind. After Qatar Airways was forced ... Read More

Hilton Salalah Resort: Bringing dreams to life
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Hilton Salalah Resort: Bringing dreams to life

editor editor- April 5, 2018

Green Globe recently awarded the Hilton Salalah Resort in Oman its inaugural certification. William Costley, Hilton Vice President AP & ... Read More

Hilton Salalah Resort awarded first Green Globe Certification
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Hilton Salalah Resort awarded first Green Globe Certification

editor editor- March 28, 2018

Green Globe congratulates Hilton Salalah Resort on its first certification. Overlooking the Indian Ocean, the Hilton Salalah Resort is the ... Read More

Coming soon: Swiss-Belinn Muscat in Oman
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Coming soon: Swiss-Belinn Muscat in Oman

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 12, 2018

Continuing its expansion in the GCC, Swiss-Belhotel International (SBI) has entered into a management agreement with Al Salaam International Hotel ... Read More

Visitors interested in doing business with Oman increased 13%
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Visitors interested in doing business with Oman increased 13%

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 12, 2018

Tourism arrivals to Oman will increase at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 13% between 2018 and 2021, according ... Read More

Frasers Hospitality doubles Middle East portfolio
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Frasers Hospitality doubles Middle East portfolio

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 8, 2018

Frasers Hospitality, a member of Frasers Property Group, today announced new openings in Saudi Arabia and Oman in 2018. The ... Read More

Swiss-Belhotel International expands in GCC
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Swiss-Belhotel International expands in GCC

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 7, 2018

Continuing its expansion in the GCC, Swiss-Belhotel International (SBI) has entered into a management agreement with Al Salaam International Hotel ... Read More

Boeing delivers first 737 MAX for Oman Air
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Boeing delivers first 737 MAX for Oman Air

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 31, 2018

With the MAX, Oman Air will be able to achieve a double-digit percentage improvement in fuel efficiency. Read More

Developing Oman’s tourism industry : Crystal Lagoons to target Oman
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Developing Oman’s tourism industry : Crystal Lagoons to target Oman

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 9, 2018

Crystal Lagoons has identified Oman’s burgeoning hospitality and tourism market which, according to the World Travel and Tourism Council, is ... Read More