Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has announced that it will manage a new resort and branded residences in Muscat, Oman, which is expected to open in 2021.
A new terminal at Muscat International Airport has seen the location recognised as the Middle East’s Leading New Tourism Development Project by the World Travel Awards. Here Nagy Abu Zeid, senior manager of strategic planning at the airport, tells Breaking Travel News what the honour means to the team.
Mehdi Othmani, general manager at the Hilton Salalah Resort in Oman, talks to Breaking Travel News about the importance of sustainability in the hospitality sector. Having been recognised with Green Globe certification, he tells us responsible tourism is vital for the future of the industry.
Having become the first Hilton property to receive Green Globe accreditation in the Middle East, Mehdi Othmani, general manager at the Hilton Salalah Resort, tells Breaking Travel News about the importance of sustainability in the hospitality industry.
Tourism arrivals to Oman will increase at a compound annual growth rate of 13 per cent between 2018 and 2021, according to data released ahead of Arabian Travel Market 2018. Commissioned by ATM, the Colliers International data predicts the rise will be fuelled by visitors from across the GCC, who accounted for 48 per cent of guests in 2017.
Kempinski Hotel Muscat has opened its doors to guests from around the world. As a key part of Kempinski’s Middle Eastern growth strategy, the hotel aims to blend the brand’s timeless European elegance with Omani traditions and hospitality.
Officials at ITB Berlin have announced that the Sultanate of Oman is to be the official partner country for the 2020 event. Oman tourism minister, Ahmed bin Nasser Al Mahrizi, said: “ITB Berlin is the leading platform for the global travel industry.”
Oman Air has begun operations from the new Muscat International Airport. All incoming and outgoing flights will be transferred from the current terminal to the new airport as of today.
With the new terminal set to debut at Muscat International Airport, a supportive owner in the Omani government, and the latest planes set to arrive, the future could well be bright for Oman Air. Here we find out more about the carrier ahead of its move to a new home next month.