The Ministry of tourism of Oman has opened the Russian version of the tourist website of the country. It is located at the address experienceoman.om/ru. The reason for the opening was an abrupt increase in the number of Russian tourists in Oman. Previously also opened the tourist office of Oman in Moscow, according to sob.Q. Travel.ru.
The number of tourists to Oman from Russia has increased over the 2018 120% – up to 20 thousand people, and continues to grow. Growth achieved through the simplification of the visa regime for citizens of Russia is now a visa can be obtained on arrival and in advance online as well as the opening last fall of daily flights by Oman Air to Moscow. Just visited Oman last year, 3.2 million tourists from different countries.
Russian tourists can appreciate the culture of the country, its historical heritage and to build relationships with local residents – said the representative of the Ministry of tourism of Oman in Russia Salem ADI al-Mamari. – We have high-quality tourist product, and the Russians appreciate this. They come for new experience and knowledge. While we are not looking for the number of tourists – we are interested in quality. Mass tourism brings problems. We want an increase in tourist traffic, but do not want to lose its quality. So we are almost there Charter flights, and existed for some time Charter from Moscow to Salalah was recently cancelled.We are too expensive direction for charters, although almost two-thirds come to us Russian tourists still prefer traditional travel reservations through tour operators, and only 34% booked everything yourself. However, we are working with Oman Air are working on creating a stopover, to those who by tickets Oman Air you wish to make a stop in Muscat on the way to Asia or Africa, got free two nights at the hotel, visa and transfer. This will make Oman more attractive, even though we are richer than all neighbors in culture and nature. We appreciate what our colleagues are doing in the UAE, Qatar and Bahrain, but this is different. We do not create attractions out of nothing in a vacuum, they are with us initially.