Gulf gears up for Oman conference

7th Jun 2006

Gulf Air is gearing up for a hectic few weeks as the airline, the official carrier to the Institute of Travel and Tourism’s annual conference in Oman, prepares to carry over 350 delegates and speakers toMuscat.In response to high demand, Gulf Air has introduced an additional flight dedicated to ITT participants - flight GF2005, an A330, will carry 197 passengers from Muscat to London on Thursday 15 June.

“We are delighted to be the official carrier of the ITT conference and we look forward to welcoming members of the travel trade on board. We are excited about showing our colleagues across the travel industry just what it is that makes Gulf Air special, why we’re an award-winning boutique airline, and just what Arabian hospitality is all about. Those who fly with us regularly will know we offer an unmatched service in the sky.  Those who are new to Gulf Air are about to experience why we are doing so well in the UK market” says Gulf Air General Manager, UK Clive Wratten.

“This ITT conference is perfectly suited to Oman.  The Sultanate, one of Gulf Air’s owner states, is booming thanks to a marked increase in tourism and business development, and expectations are that this growth will continue steadily.  This growth, particularly in tourism, has been largely fuelled by travellers from the UK and we have seen a strong increase in traffic on ourLondon to Muscat route since we launched in June 2004. We expect the travel trade to see exactly what the fuss is all about.”

In response to the increase in demand, Gulf Air introduced a double daily service (except Thursdays) earlier this year. Onboard, passengers will be able to enjoy the first class service that the award-winning boutique airline has introduced, which include Sky Chefs, the world’s only Sky Nannies and new Business and First Class cabins.


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