This Wednesday and in partnership with Ministry of Tourism, Al-Roya newspaper will launch the second edition of “Oman Tourism Awards” (2020) during a press conference at the Ministry’s theatre.

The awards represent one of the most prominent initiatives of Al-Roya newspaper as apart of “Initiatives’ Media” approach. It also comes as an implementation of the directives of His Majesty Sulatn Qaboos bin Said to promote economic diversification across the non-oil sectors, including the promising tourism sector. Moreover, the awards aim to encourage the institutions, individuals and entities to continue developing this sector and achieving more accomplishments. Consequently, all the positive benefits hoped for the national economy, will be achieved. The competition is scheduled to be opened soon after the launch.

Sayyid Adel bin Al Merdas Al Busaidi,the Tourism Advisor at Ministry of Tourism , said that the Ministry ,within Oman’s tourism strategy, appreciates all the supporting efforts of the sector ,including  “Oman Tourism Awards” ,which managed to create positive activity and mobility ,although  it has been launched for the first time a year ago. This initiative also has created an incentive atmosphere for all employees in the sector, that led them to develop, innovate and adopt new ideas. These ideas will undoubtedly contribute to enhance levels of competitiveness of the sector internally and externally. The awards adopt standard foundations that support development and strategic planning programs.

Hon.Hatim bin Hamad Al Tai, the Editor-in-Chief of Al- Roya newspaper and the general supervisor of the award ,declared that the second edition of “Oman Tourism Awards”, in cooperation with the Ministry of Tourism , is  a renewal of Al -Roya ‘s commitment of supporting the tourism sector. He also referred to the great success of the awards’ first edition including the significant competition that took place and resulted in the winning of several tourism institutions, individuals and investors.

He also stressed that the awards aim to achieve the highest levels of competitiveness and encouragement in the process of tourism development. This is achieved by providing an annual honouring platform, which celebrates the efforts of developing the sector, in addition to improving the quality of services provided to visitors and tourists.
Oman Tourism Development Company (OMRAN) is the Strategic Partner of the 2nd Edition of the Oman Tourism Awards.

Source : omantourism