Articles tagged “oman”

Tourism

Saudi Arabia Starts Issuing Free 4-Day Stopover Transit Visa

From issuing the first tourist visa in September 2019 to the announcement of a free-of-charge four-day stopover transit visa for air travelers, Saudi Arabia has indeed come a long way. And then of course there's the target to attract 100 million tourists per year by 2030.

Saudi Arabia Starts Issuing Free 4-Day Stopover Transit Visa

Tourism

Dubai’s Ambitious $8.7 Trillion Economic Plan Prioritizes Tourism

It's interesting to note how each of Dubai's ambitious economic predictions rests on its tourism prowess and its ability to attract international visitors.

Dubai’s Ambitious $8.7 Trillion Economic Plan Prioritizes Tourism

Tourism

Israel Looks to Boost Tourism Investment for West Bank

As countries like Saudi Arabia and Qatar turn towards tourism to diversify the economy, Dubai wants to make sure that its position as the top tourism destination in the region is maintained.

Israel Looks to Boost Tourism Investment for West Bank

Tourism

Gulf Region Boasts 170,000 Hotel Rooms in Active Development Pipeline

Even as global hotel development may have slowed down due to serious risks looming over the economy, the hospitality sector's development of Gulf nations remains robust. The nations realize offering choice is essential for people to visit a destination.

Gulf Region Boasts 170,000 Hotel Rooms in Active Development Pipeline

Tourism

Saudi Arabia Details Plans for One of World’s Largest Airports: Middle East Travel Roundup

With an ambitious strategy to increase visitors to more than 100 million annually by 2030, Saudi Arabia clearly doesn't want to be caught off guard with inadequate infrastructure.

Saudi Arabia Details Plans for One of World’s Largest Airports: Middle East Travel Roundup

News Blog

Oman Tourism Opens the Way for Approved Short-Term Rentals

UnderTheDoormat Group CEO Merilee Karr said her company's new technology and distribution agreement with Visit Oman can be a novel approach to short-term regulation — one where technology can spur governments to embrace the sector rather than shun it. UnderTheDoormat CEO Merilee Karr and Shabib Al Maamari, managing director, Visit Oman, signed a a short-term…

Tourism

UAE Eyes $122 Billion a Year From Tourism by 2031: Middle East Travel Roundup

Destinations in the Middle East are not just turning to tourism in an effort to diversify their national economies but positioning themselves to compete on a larger scale globally.

UAE Eyes $122 Billion a Year From Tourism by 2031: Middle East Travel Roundup

Airlines

Israel’s El Al Hopeful of Oman Airspace Approval to Gain Shortcut to Asia

As well as savings from less fuel burn, the shorter route opens up destinations like Australia for the flag carrier.

Israel’s El Al Hopeful of Oman Airspace Approval to Gain Shortcut to Asia

Tourism

Oman Is Preparing to Be the Perfect Introduction to the Middle East

Oman represents one of the most fascinating opportunities in modern tourism. And thankfully, the country seems to be taking the right steps to realize the vast potential.

Oman Is Preparing to Be the Perfect Introduction to the Middle East

Meetings

The Persian Gulf Will Be the World’s Next Big Convention Destination

While there's significant interest among U.S. associations to organize conventions in the Arabian Middle East, only one third have done so due to a young regional industry in the Gulf still learning how to engage Western convention planners.

The Persian Gulf Will Be the World’s Next Big Convention Destination