Omani receptives stepping out

With Oman as the official Partner Country of ITB Berlin the nation’s DMCs are virtually “putting their best feet forward”

While for many, Oman is a place of mystery, for its inbound tour operators present at ITB Berlin, there are no secrets. Here are just a few of the key operators present at the show.

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QANTAB TOURISM 

Qantab Tourism, which was established in 2014 was one of the first tour operators to offer combined land and sea tour packages. Highlights offered by the company include dolphin watching, snorkelling at the Daymaniyat Islands, and traditional Omani dhow cruising.

The company’s Omani staff are fluent in English and have detailed knowledge of the country’s various regions.

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HASHTAGOMAN

#Oman is a boutique tourism company based in Muscat, providing tailor-made Oman experiences for passionate travellers and groups, curious to explore the vast beauty Oman has to offer. They focus on the nature, follow remote paths and “create unforgettable experiences, always focusing on the Omani Culture”. Here are some of their latest day tours:

  • Muscat City Tour: Muscat is among the most important cities on the Sea of Arabia, having held this status and position from the 11th century. Today, the capital area is a prime example of intelligent and aesthetic development, blending ancient and modern.
  • Nizwa and Jabrin Tour: Nizwa holds significant historical and cultural significance to Oman as the birthplace of Islam in the sultanate as well as its former capital. ​

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ARYAF JIBREEN TOURISM

Few things in Oman are more impressive than the country’s rugged mountains, and the tour operator Aryaf Jibreen Tourism can help visitors to explore them, along with other destinations such as the sandy deserts. On its trips, the company uncovers centuries-old traditions. There are crystal-clear wadis where visitors can swim, wonderful night-time desert trips with amazing views of the stars, and much more. The company is keen to establish long-term partnerships with tour operators worldwide.


HAND CRAFTED MICE SOLUTIONS

Oman is a fabulous emerging yet also well-established MICE destination. Luxury international hotel groups are very much established catering to all segments of MICE Business. New Muscat and Salalah Airport has already been opened and a brand new highly impressive convention Centre is already winning the interest of Congress organisers / PCOs. Travco Oman can assist a travel planner in the organisation of a conference, for example, in a fort followed by a traditional Omani lunch, or turn the annual MD’s meeting into a Bedouin style encounter in the desert.