Oman won the prestigious title of ‘Emerging International Destination’ at the 13th Annual Today’s Traveller Awards that took place at Hotel Taj Palace, New Delhi recently.
On the occasion of its 22nd anniversary, Today’s Traveller hosted an awards night where dignitaries and celebrities came together to celebrate the spirit of achievement in travel and tourism industry.
‘A perfect blend of the contemporary and the traditional, Oman’s highlights include a stunning landscape, a rich cultural heritage and magnificent nature reserves,’ stated the organisers.
Lubaina Sheerazi, India representative, Ministry of Tourism, Oman was quoted by the Indian media as saying, “We are absolutely delighted to be recognised as an emerging international destination.”
Lubaina added, “Indian travellers are constantly looking at newer and unique locations to visit. Oman being an exotic, adventurous, historic and geologically stunning country, we are seeing a lot of travellers visiting the country for the most authentic Arabian experience.
“Introduction of e-visa and short term visa, direct flight connectivity from various cities in India, newly launched luxury properties and swanky Muscat International Airport have been some of the reasons instrumental in achieving this growth.”