VisitOman.om pioneers a new digital future
OMAN’S upward trajectory as one of the world’s hottest new destinations was on a steady increase prior to the onset of the pandemic. With international travel resuming and Oman Visa open to 103 different nationalities, more and more travelers are planning their next vacation to the Sultanate.
With the brand launch in June 2021, VisitOman.om, the first authorized integrated digital platform serving Omani tourism suppliers and the international travel industry, puts all of the available options in one place so that travel agents can build door-to-door itineraries and guarantee instant confirmations. From flights and hotels, to excursions, experiences, currency, transportation, dining, and even shopping, VisitOman.om has made trade between travel agents and suppliers easier with a seamless digitized process.
For a long time, Oman has been described as an ‘undiscovered gem’ and is now poised to be discovered by those seeking assured quality in their holiday destination.
Wonderful culture, rich heritage and warm hospitality has always defined Oman, and the country warmly welcomes visitors. The destination appeal is evident through the abundance of ancient forts in major cities, the ornate corniches, mountains, beautiful wadis and the diverse climate throughout the year. VisitOman.om is helping to ensure the country gains the recognition it richly deserves.
What’s on offer?
Through VisitOman.om, partners can choose from an expanding roster of experiences, from traditional cooking classes and mountain hikes to multi-day excursions into the desert, select the time and provider, and receive instant confirmation for a seamless, convenient way to create spectacular vacations.
Backed by advanced digital technology, VisitOman.om is a win-win proposition for travel trade partners. By bringing tourism suppliers in Oman and trade partners in key markets together on a single platform, VisitOman.om offers partners the flexibility to easily access prebuilt packages or create a dynamic trip of a lifetime for their guests. The platform already features hundreds of registered local suppliers and products available for live booking, with more joining every month.
Shabib Al Maamari, VisitOman Managing Director, said, “The launch of VisitOman.om is a huge step in the right direction for the entire travel and trade sector. It is a central portal for the global tourism ecosystem to connect with Oman. Through this digital platform, we wanted to offer Business to Business partners an innovative solution for inbound travel, making it easier to search for experiences, plan complete trips, book every element of the visit, and build packages to showcase the full potential of Oman to the world.”
Many major trade industry partners have already joined the platform, showing that VisitOman.om is a very welcome addition to the industry and has huge potential to grow. It has created new opportunities for suppliers to join a growing national industry and benefit from increased inbound travel to Oman. VisitOman.om conveniently connects commercial trade partners and Omani travel and tourism service providers, from tour operators and travel agents to travel consultants.
The future is digital
Tourism and progressing towards a digital society are both priorities within Oman’s Vision 2040. It was destined that the two should collide and the outcome is VisitOman.om.
With state-of-the-art, service-oriented site architecture coupled with a responsive booking engine, it allows for easy supply and demand integration, as well as the dynamic packaging and presentation of Omani tourism products. The ease of use enhances the customer experience and removes the obstacles to entry for smaller or independent Omani companies, which had previously been unknown outside of the country.
Each supplier must pass a rigorous quality check to become accredited on VisitOman.om, ensuring a quality service every time. As a result of this thorough process, agents can browse with confidence, navigating a wide selection of tailored and customizable options, including flights, accommodation, authentic experiences and restaurants, safe in the knowledge that each operator has been vetted every time a visitor selects their service.The launch of VisitOman.om has made it easier than ever before for international agencies, partners and tourists to experience Oman and its growth has the potential to propel the Sultanate of Oman towards its ambition of becoming a world class, tourism destination.