Mus­cat to host World Travel Awards for the first time on Novem­ber 28

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Oman will host the World Travel Awards (WTA) Grand Fi­nal Gala Cer­e­mony on Novem­ber 28.

Now in its 26th edi­tion, WTA has part­nered with Oman Air­ports to host its highly-an­tic­i­pated cer­e­mony in the sul­tanate for the first time.

The an­nual pro­gramme is renowned as the most prestigiou­s and com­pre­hen­sive in the global in­dus­try.

The red-car­pet event will be held at the Royal Opera House Mus­cat, with hundreds of se­nior rep­re­sen­ta­tives of lead­ing air­lines, ho­tels and tourism com­pa­nies in at­ten­dance, mak­ing it one of the largest ever events of its kind to be hosted in Oman.

Sheikh Ai­men bin Ahmed al Hosni, chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer of Oman Air­ports, said, “The WTA Grand Fi­nal Gala Cer­e­mony is one of the lead­ing events in the global travel sec­tor that at­tracts some of the world’s most prom­i­nent travel and tourism-re­lated com­pa­nies to par­tic­i­pate.

“Oman Air­ports, one of the key pil­lars in the Omani tourism sec­tor, was es­tab­lished to con­trib­ute to sup­port­ing the na­tional econ­omy by at­tract­ing new busi­ness.

“Our spon­sor­ship of this global event is in line with the ef­forts of Oman Air­ports units to in­tro­duce the sul­tanate as a key re­gional

player in the travel in­dus­try, and the team has made a tremen­dous ef­fort to en­sure that Mus­cat was

cho­sen as the host­ing des­ti­na­tion for the WTA Grand Fi­nal Gala Cer­e­mony.

“This will give us an op­por­tu­nity to at­tract some of the most prom­i­nent in­ter­na­tional travel and tourism com­pa­nies to visit Oman and see first-hand its true beauty and po­ten­tial.”

He added, “Host­ing the WTA Grand Fi­nal Gala Cer­e­mony also en­ables us to bol­ster our sup­port of the Oman Avi­a­tion Group to strengthen the tourism and trans­port sec­tors and achieve the strate­gic goals of Oman 2040. This is in line with our own vi­sion of es­tab­lish­ing Oman’s air­ports as gate­ways to beauty and op­por­tu­ni­ties.

“We guar­an­tee that ev­ery par­tic­i­pant vis­it­ing the gala event will be left speech­less by the beauty of our city; right from the very first mo­ment they step through the gate at Mus­cat In­ter­na­tional Air­port, all the way to the Royal Opera House Mus­cat, the cen­tre for arts and cul­ture in the city, and with ev­ery other tourist at­trac­tions the cap­i­tal has to of­fer.”

Gra­ham Cooke, founder of WTA, said, “We are hon­oured to host our Grand Fi­nal Gala Cer­e­mony 2019 in the Sul­tanate of Oman. From mag­nif­i­cent moun­tains and par­adise beaches to beau­ti­ful deserts, Oman of­fers a wealth of in­cred­i­ble land­scapes and travel ex­pe­ri­ences. I look for­ward to wel­com­ing the world’s most se­nior de­ci­sion-mak­ers for our first cer­e­mony in this in­cred­i­ble coun­try.”

This will give us an op­por­tu­nity to at­tract some of the most prom­i­nent in­ter­na­tional travel and tourism com­pa­nies to visit Oman Sheikh Ai­men bin Ahmed al Hosni

Gra­ham Cooke

Sheikh Ai­men al Hosni

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