Oman Tourism Development Company (Omran Group), the executive arm of the sultanate for tourism development, bagged three awards at the 26th World Travel Awards 2019 that took place at the Royal Opera House Muscat on November 28.
During the ceremony, Omran Group received the ‘World’s Leading Tourism Development Company’ 2019 accolade.
The prestigious international accolade recognises Omran’s contribution to the sultanate’s growth through the tourism sector, underpinning its achievements in the development of strategic tourism projects that supports the National diversification and Tourism Strategy.
Developed by Omran Group as part of the mega urban complex Madinat Al Irfan, the Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre (OCEC) also bagged the ‘World’s Leading New Exhibition & Convention Centre 2019’ award. Supporting the growing business tourism sector in Oman, the world-class OCEC offers space with cutting-edge communications and audio-visual technology for conferences, exhibitions, meetings, weddings and special events.
Omran’s new iconic hotel, W Muscat, also received the ‘World Leading New Hotel 2019” Award during the global celebration ceremony. Hailed as a world-class addition to Muscat’s beachside lifestyle at Shatti Al Qurum and next to the Royal Opera House Muscat, the W Muscat caters to the growing demand for luxury tourism in the region. The hotel comprises 279 five-star keys, each boasting sea views and finished with design references to the diverse beauty of Oman and its heritage.
Qais Al Hosni, vice president of corporate and government affairs at Omran Group, said: “It is an honour to be presented with not only one, but three of the most coveted industry accolades among the international community of travel and tourism sector. This recognition puts the spotlight on Oman on the global tourism scene, which will significantly help in attracting more opportunities for business. We are committed to continue developing the tourism sector and creating growth through sustainable projects, assets and investments to drive the national agenda forward.”
The annual World Travel Awards is globally recognised as the most celebrated honours programme in travel and tourism and is voted for by industry professionals and consumers worldwide. - TradeArabia News Service
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