M&I fo­rum in Muscat at­tracts 400 tourism or­gan­i­sa­tions of the world

Muscat Daily - - NATION -

Muscat - The in­ter­na­tional Meet­ings and In­cen­tives (M&I) fo­rum of busi­ness tourism started at the Oman Con­ven­tion & Ex­hi­bi­tion Cen­tre on Tues­day.

It is be­ing or­gan­ised by the Min­istry of Tourism (MoT) in co­op­er­a­tion with an in­ter­na­tional com­pany World Wide Events, and a num­ber of part­ners from the Oman’s tourism sec­tor. Around 400 tourism com­pa­nies, es­tab­lish­ments and or­gan­i­sa­tions as well as ho­tels of var­i­ous coun­tries of the world are par­tic­i­pat­ing in the event.

They in­clude 210 com­pa­nies of mar­ket­ing and sales of busi­ness tourism sec­tor, in ad­di­tion to over 180 Omani tourism com­pa­nies which spe­cialise in host­ing and pro­vid­ing busi­ness tourism services in­clud­ing those of in­ter­na­tional meet­ings, in­cen­tives, con­fer­ences and ex­hi­bi­tions.

H E Maitha bint Saif al Mahrouqiya­h, Un­der­sec­re­tary in the Min­istry of Tourism, in­au­gu­rated the M&I fo­rum and de­liv­ered a wel­come speech in which she talked about the im­por­tance of the fo­rum.

A num­ber of par­tic­i­pants of the sec­tor are present in the four-day fo­rum and will learn about the tourism el­e­ments of the Sul­tanate of Oman, its ca­pac­ity and pre­pared­ness to host var­i­ous types of busi­ness tourism ac­tiv­i­ties and events.

The par­tic­i­pat­ing rep­re­sen­ta­tives of var­i­ous Omani tourism sec­tor or­gan­i­sa­tions will get an op­por­tu­nity to meet with their in­ter­na­tional coun­ter­parts and forge mech­a­nisms for co­op­er­a­tion and en­ter into agree­ments to work to­gether.

The M&I fo­rum started with meet­ings be­tween com­pa­nies, or­gan­i­sa­tions and es­tab­lish­ments spe­cialised in the area of mar­ket­ing and or­gan­is­ing in­ter­na­tional busi­ness tourism events in the Mid­dle East.

The Min­istry of Tourism has been or­gan­is­ing the fo­rum since 2006 in co­op­er­a­tion with the World Wide Events for which they do ad­vance prepa­ra­tions and show­case prod­ucts of var­i­ous types for busi­ness tourism.

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