Devel­op­ment of event tourism in Oman re­viewed

Times of Oman - - OMAN -

MUS­CAT: The sec­ond ver­sion of Oman Fo­rum for the Ex­perts of the In­ter­na­tional Congress and Con­ven­tion As­so­ci­a­tion (ICCA), which started on Wed­nes­day at Oman Con­ven­tion and Ex­hi­bi­tion Cen­tre, re­viewed the devel­op­ment of in­cen­tives and con­fer­ences tourism in gen­eral in the Sul­tanate and meet­ings in­dus­try in par­tic­u­lar.

The fo­rum, or­gan­ised by the Min­istry of Tourism rep­re­sented by the Oman Con­fer­ence Of­fice in co­op­er­a­tion with Oman Con­ven­tion and Ex­hi­bi­tion Cen­tre and ICCA aimed at pro­mot­ing and mar­ket­ing the tourism po­ten­tials of the Sul­tanate among the spe­cialised in­ter­na­tional meet­ings, in­cen­tives, con­fer­ences and ex­hi­bi­tions (MICE) or­gan­i­sa­tions.

Khalid bin Waleed Al Zad­jali, Di­rec­tor of Oman Con­fer­ence Of­fice at the Min­istry of Tourism said that the con­fer­ence aimed at ben­e­fit­ing from ICCA mem­bers and rais­ing aware­ness of Oman Con­fer­ence Of­fice and its ef­forts to pro­mote busi­ness tourism in Oman.

Trevor Mc­Cart­ney, Gen­eral Man­ager of Oman Con­ven­tion and Ex­hi­bi­tion Cen­ter ex­pressed his joy to host this vi­tal fo­rum which is in line with the Sul­tanate’s vi­sion to be­come a des­ti­na­tion for MICE tourism. He pointed out that the main pil­lar for this vi­sion was to set up Oman Con­ven­tion and Ex­hi­bi­tion Cen­tre, which is an in­ter­na­tional ed­i­fice that hosted about 320 events since its open­ing in Oc­to­ber 2016.

Oman Fo­rum for ICCA Ex­perts in­cluded many panel dis­cus­sions the first of which was for wel­com­ing and in­tro­duc­ing par­tic­i­pants form the Sul­tanate and other coun­tries.

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