Sultanate Takes Part in Moscow International Travel and Tourism Exhibition

Moscow, The Sultanate, represented by the

Ministry of Tourism is currently taking part in activities of Moscow

International Travel and Tourism Exhibition (MITT).

The Ministry and organizations working in this sector continued their

efforts to attract Russian tourists, as Russia is considered one of the

largest and ever evolving tourism markets of Europe. The ministry is

expected to target this market in the next phase of its promotional


The Ministry of Tourism has worked, in coordination with the

concerned authorities as well as the Sultanate’s embassy in Moscow,

Royal Oman Police, Oman Airports, Oman Air and a number of other

organizations of the tourism sector of the country, to attract tourists

from Russia. It has started direct flights of the national carrier Oman

Air between Muscat and Muscat, made availability of visa easy and

organized a number of promotional joint workshops for Omani and

Russian tourism companies.

Salim bin Oday Al Ma’amari, Director General of Promotions of the

Ministry of Tourism, headed the delegation of the ministry in the official

inauguration of the 26th MITT exhibition.

He delivered a speech in the opening ceremony which was attended

by 400 decision makers, experts, representatives of major companies of

travel and tourism sector. In his speech, Al Ma’amari focussed on the

areas of tourism attraction in the Sultanate, its elements, products,

diverse natural and environmental features of which the country is well


The Omani delegation of tourism promotion held a press

conference, bringing together representatives of more than 45 Russian

media organizations, as well as representatives of Russian travel and

tourism companies, to introduce the efforts and steps taken to enter

the Russian tourist market. The press conference also focused on

prominent offers and products provided by Omani tourism companies

to Russians. The delegation also responded to the relevant questions

of media.

On the side-lines of the opening ceremony of the MITT exhibition,

the Omani tourism promotion delegation also met the representatives

of 15 Russian travel and tourism companies. These companies, directly

or in partnership, offer tourist packages and organize tours for Russian

tourists in the Middle Eastern destinations. The aim of these

interactions was to introduce them to the tourism sector of the

Sultanate, its elements, facilities and services which are unique in the

entire region.

Source: Oman News Agency