Oman’s e-visa system to boost tourism

Plans to hit the 11-million mark tourist arrivals by 2040, says Ministry of Tourism

Travel, Tourism

Oman’s Ministry of Tourism has said that it has launched a new e-visa system. The official said that the country is seeing an increase in number of regional and global tourists visiting the Sultanate, according to a report in Saudi Gazette news outlet. 

 

The Saudi Gazette news outlet has reported Oman’s Ministry of Tourism as saying that it has launched a new e-visa system. The official said that the country is seeing an increase in number of regional and global tourists visiting the Sultanate.

Speaking to the news outlet, an official said that the launch of the e-visas will help accommodate the growing visa applications and to keep updated with technical progress, and the facilitation and simplifying of the process of obtaining visas.

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The report also mentioned that the Ministry will take part in a number of tourism activities and campaigns across the reign, at events such as the Arabian Travel Market and Riyadh Travel Fair.

In addition, 31 hotels, including motels and resorts, are expected to open in 2019, adding a total of 3,264 rooms to the country. Besides, 21 apartments in various categories, with a total capacity of 559 apartments and 1 tourist camp are also being developed apart from 13 green lodges, 18 guest houses and 2 Heritage House projects with a capacity of 22 rooms.

Hotelier reported last month how 31 hotels, including resorts were to open this year.

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