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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

Qatar Airways expands codeshare agreement with Oman Air

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 28, 2020 15:23

Qatar Airways continues to expand its portfolio of strong, globally strategic partnerships by signing an expanded codeshare agreement with Oman Air that will boost connectivity and provide more flexible travel ... Read More

Swiss-Belinn Muscat now open

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 2, 2020 15:11

Continuing its expansion in the GCC, Swiss-Belhotel International has announced the soft opening of Swiss-Belinn Muscat in Oman that also marks the group’s debut in the country. Defined by youthful and ... Read More

JW Marriott debuts in Oman’s historic capital

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 18, 2020 19:09

JW Marriott, part of Marriott International, Inc., announced the opening of JW Marriott Muscat today, setting the stage for distinctive experiences in Oman's historic capital. Located in the heart of ... Read More

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

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 28, 2019 23:00

The finest travel brands in the world have been unveiled at a star-studded gala ceremony in Muscat, Oman. The elite of the travel industry gathered for the World Travel Awards ... Read More

Oman’s SalamAir eyeing European destinations

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 20, 2019 18:47

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 Services (GECAS) for two new A321Neo. GECAS is a leading ... Read More

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

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 5, 2019 16:40

World Travel Awards (WTA) has partnered with Oman Airports to host its highly-anticipated Grand Final Gala Ceremony 2019 on 28th November at the Royal Opera House Muscat. Leading figureheads and ... Read More

Completion: Al Irfan Theatre at Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 15, 2019 09:17

Oman Tourism Development Company (Omran) — the Sultanate's executive arm for tourism development — announced its successful completion of the construction work package of Madinat Al Irfan Theatre as part ... Read More

Oman’s SalamAir adds Chattogram to its Bangladesh network

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- September 30, 2019 18:04

Expanding its route network between Oman and the Indian subcontinent, Sultanate's fastest-growing value-for-money airline SalamAir has added a new direct service from Chattogram (Chittagong), Bangladesh's second-largest city, to Muscat. Chattogram ... Read More

Salam Air new Abu Dhabi to Muscat route

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 15, 2019 22:57

Four weekly flights between Abu Dhabi and Muscat in Oman are now on schedule with Salam Air. The inaugural flight, which is operated by Oman’s first low-cost airline, Salam Air, ... Read More

UNIGLOBE Travel expands Middle East service

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- July 18, 2019 21:47

UNIGLOBE Travel International has expanded its network in the Middle East with the addition of UNIGLOBE Bahwan Travels in Muscat, Oman, and UNIGLOBE Nasser Air Travel in Dubai, United Arab ... Read More

Oman Air achieves IATA NDC Level 4 Certification

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 25, 2019 16:35

Oman Air, the National Carrier of the Sultanate of Oman has received the level 4 New Distribution Capability (NDC) certification from International Air Transport Association (IATA). This comes in addition ... Read More

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

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 13, 2019 16:15

Beginning June 15th, pork meat, tobacco, and alcohol as well as energy drinks in Oman will be subject to a 100-percent tax, with carbonated drinks subject to a 50-percent levy. ... Read More

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

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 9, 2019 19:38

SalamAir, Oman’s first budget airline, has launched its first flight to Tehran, Iran flying Muscat- Tehran three times a week This is the third destination added by the airline in ... Read More

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

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 14, 2019 08:14

Grand Swiss-Belresort (Bahrain), Swiss-Belsuites (Bahrain), Swiss-Belboutique (Kuwait) and Swiss-Belinn (Oman and Qatar) will be opening in the upcoming months. Laurent A. Voivenel, Senior Vice President, Operations and Development for the ... Read More

Carlos Vogeler starts leading position at Ministry of Tourism in Oman

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 3, 2019 05:26

It appears the implementation of the National Tourism Strategy of Oman is in excellent hands. Last week Carlos Vogeler started a two-year contract with the Ministry of Tourism of Oman, ... Read More

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

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 19, 2019 15:20

Swiss-Belhotel International has appointed Paul Uglesic as the General Manager for Swiss-Belinn Muscat in Oman. Paul has ten years of outstanding experience in the hospitality industry working with some of ... Read More

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

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 18, 2019 16:40

Oman Air has landed first place in the latest Heathrow “Fly Quiet and Green” league table, due to its use of ‘Continuous Decent Approach’ which helps to reduce fuel burn ... Read More

Oman tourism arrivals to increase 5 percent annually to 2023

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 6, 2019 22:20

Tourism arrivals to Oman will increase at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 5% between 2018 and 2023 to 3.5 million, according to data released ahead of Arabian Travel ... Read More

Turkish Airlines and Oman Air extend their existing codeshare agreement

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 4, 2019 14:03

Turkish Airlines and Oman Air have revised the codeshare agreement signed earlier. Under the revised agreement, Turkish Airlines will codeshare on Oman Air operating flights to Salalah, while Oman Air ... Read More

Oman hotel market: Sustainable growth?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 27, 2019 15:56

Between 2013 and 2017 the number of hotels in Oman increased by 35%, according to the National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI). With Oman experiencing sustained growth in tourism arrivals, ... Read More

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

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 13, 2018 08:30

Oman Air’s investment in modernizing its Heathrow fleet has paid off – with the airline making an impressive leap forward in the airport’s latest “Fly Quiet and Green” results. Oman ... Read More

Oman launches 2040 strategic tourism plan in Italy

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- November 12, 2018 17:40

Oman looks to 2040 with optimism and firm objectives to be implemented through a strategic development and established plan which focuses on the promotion of the territory, the high quality ... Read More

Salalah Tourism Festival Oman: So successful it unofficially continues

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 27, 2018 02:30

Though Salalah Tourism Festival in Oman officially concluded on Saturday, due to the continuing pleasant weather, the festival has not ended completely. There are some activities that are still going ... Read More

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

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- July 16, 2018 15:10

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

editor editor- June 19, 2018 20:40

Pegasus Airlines is adding Oman’s capital Muscat and Saudi Arabia’s business hub Dammam to its flight network, to open up new markets in the Arabian Gulf to business and leisure ... Read More

Qatar Airways celebrates five years of service to Salalah, Oman

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 16, 2018 19:06

Qatar Airways is celebrating its five-year anniversary of operating direct flights from Doha to Salalah, Oman. On 15 May, the award-winning airline commemorated this milestone with a celebratory water cannon ... Read More

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

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- April 25, 2018 13:16

Golden Tulip Khatt Springs Resort & Spa signed an agreement with Ice Land Water Park under the endorsement of Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA) at Arabian Travel Market ... Read More

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

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 8, 2018 20:31

Going to Qatar Airways and searching for DXB or AUH there are no airports foind. After Qatar Airways was forced to cancel all flights from Doha to Abu Dhabi and ... Read More

Hilton Salalah Resort: Bringing dreams to life

editor editor- April 5, 2018 21:40

Green Globe recently awarded the Hilton Salalah Resort in Oman its inaugural certification. William Costley, Hilton Vice President AP & Turkey (Arabian Peninsula and Turkey) said, “The Hilton Salalah team ... Read More

Hilton Salalah Resort awarded first Green Globe Certification

editor editor- March 28, 2018 21:40

Green Globe congratulates Hilton Salalah Resort on its first certification. Overlooking the Indian Ocean, the Hilton Salalah Resort is the only property in Oman to receive this prestigious award. Guido ... Read More

Coming soon: Swiss-Belinn Muscat in Oman

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 12, 2018 10:48

Continuing its expansion in the GCC, Swiss-Belhotel International (SBI) has entered into a management agreement with Al Salaam International Hotel LLC to operate Swiss-Belinn Muscat in Oman. Expected to open ... Read More

Visitors interested in doing business with Oman increased 13%

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 12, 2018 09:48

Tourism arrivals to Oman will increase at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 13% between 2018 and 2021, according to data released ahead of Arabian Travel Market 2018 (ATM), ... Read More

Frasers Hospitality doubles Middle East portfolio

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 8, 2018 18:03

Frasers Hospitality, a member of Frasers Property Group, today announced new openings in Saudi Arabia and Oman in 2018. The recent opening of Fraser Suites Riyadh and soon-to-open Fraser Suites ... Read More

Swiss-Belhotel International expands in GCC

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 7, 2018 20:15

Continuing its expansion in the GCC, Swiss-Belhotel International (SBI) has entered into a management agreement with Al Salaam International Hotel LLC to operate Swiss-Belinn Muscat in Oman. Expected to open ... Read More

Boeing delivers first 737 MAX for Oman Air

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 31, 2018 19:03

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

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 9, 2018 09:34

Crystal Lagoons has identified Oman’s burgeoning hospitality and tourism market which, according to the World Travel and Tourism Council, is expected to see investments of upwards of US$1.7billion by 2026, ... Read More