Wego, one of the largest online travel marketplaces in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), and Oman Ministry of Heritage and Tourism have signed an agreement to promote Oman’s tourism sites in the GCC region.
Oman has opened its borders to visitors from the GCC and recently announced that it is open for Covid-19 vaccine holders from September 1, 2021. The sultanate has eased its travel restrictions but is implementing precautionary measures and following through with the vaccination drive across the country, ensuring safe travel for everyone.
Haitham bin Mohammed Al Ghassani, director general of tourism promotion at the Ministry of Heritage and Tourism in the Sultanate of Oman, said: “We are glad to partner with Wego. Oman has always been at the forefront of tourism, and this partnership reflects our commitment to continue the positive momentum in months to come. We are confident that this association will help us to promote Oman tourism among the GCC countries, as well as attract more foreign investment to Oman.”
Mamoun Hmedan, managing director for MENA and India, said: “We are seeing an increase in the number of searches from the GCC to Oman following the flight resumptions. We are glad to partner with the Oman Ministry of Heritage and Tourism for the second time to promote this beautiful gem. Its proximity, ancient culture, green mountains and wadis make it the best escape during the summer period for GCC travelers.”
Over 550,000 searches were performed on Wego’s platform in Q3 2021 from the GCC to Oman. Out of these searches, 34 percent were from KSA, 27 percent from UAE, 16 percent from Kuwait, 14 percent from Qatar and 10 percent from Bahrain.