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The potential collaboration between the Omani Ministry of Tourism and Salalah Air was explored in a meeting between H.E Maitha Al Mahrouqi, undersecretary, Ministry of Tourism, Oman and Sam Owen, CEO, Salalah Air.

Thai AirAsia X has begun serving Bangkok from Muscat with three weekly flights. Commenting on the importance of the itinerary, Skh Samer bin Ahmed Al-Nabhani, acting general manager, Muscat International Airport, said,

Oman is poised to receive its first world-class waterpark – a project developed by graduates of the National CEO Programme (NCP) and facilitated by Oman Tourism Development Company (Omran).

Oman's Ministry of Tourism partnered with Ingenuity Technologies to launch a new taxi management service in the Sultanate. The system will bring together all taxi operators under one umbrella, in a bid to provide the best travel experience to tourists,

“We hope to have […] employees from the local community. "As part of [the resort's upcoming] launch, we will also be finalising our pre-opening roster, of which we hope to have over 50 percent of employees from the local community.

Wyndham Hotel Group announced plans for two new properties in Muscat and for two more in the Iraqi city of Najaf; all expected to open in 2018. The three-star Ramada Encore Muscat Al Ghubra and the four-star Ramada Hotel & Suites Muscat Al Ghubra

Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau announced that arrivals from the Middle East to the island surged to 101,066 in 2015, up from less that 89,000 in 2014, as the Asian country recorded the highest number of travellers in its history with 1.8 million visitors.

AHMAD DAGHMASH has taken over as hotel manager at Park Inn by Radisson Hotel & Residence Duqm, the brand’s second property in Oman.

London’s Heathrow Airport recently welcomed Oman Air’s second daily nonstop service from Muscat. As a flagship route for the carrier, the extra frequency is an indication of the strong demand for connectivity between the two capitals, Paul Gregorowitsch, CEO, Oman Air, commented.