The Sultanate of Oman: Ministry of Tourism’s Luxury Agent Famil in November is set to be jam packed with unforgettable experiences throughout Oman. Agents are encouraged to complete the online training as soon as possible as only one more month remains. The fun and interactive online training tool was created to better equip travel agents in Australia and New Zealand about the various things to do and see in Oman, http://oman.yourworkshops.com.au/travel/index.php?pxid=73 . Comprised of eight modules over two workshops, the modules have been designed to showcase Oman’s pristine desert sands, cool mountains and its capital city, Muscat; while also offering valuable knowledge to trusted trade partners to better promote and sell each of the distinct regions. With the ongoing development of the tourism infrastructure, expansion of Oman's airports and integrated tourism complexes (ITCs), the Sultanate hopes to increase the share of tourism in the gross domestic product (GDP) to 3 per cent by 2020 from 2.4 per cent at present.
The Sultanate of Oman are offering 40 travel agents the opportunity of a luxury tour of Oman that showcases the best the country has to offer from the mystical and magical capital Muscat, the vastness of the Arabian sands, to the majestic mountains of Oman that rise 3000metres above sea. Ancient forts, palaces and castles and mother natures at its best with a visit to the nesting ground of the giant green turtles – all this awaits you on this Side Trip of a Lifetime, www.sidetripofalifetime.com.au . Emirates are the proud airline sponsors and airline partner to Oman.
“We welcome you on this journey with our online training and we take pleasure in giving agents an opportunity to experience Oman for themselves on the ultimate "Side trip of a Lifetime" famil, held from 4 -13 November, 2013. This year we are taking 40 agents from across Australia and New Zealand and every agent who passes all the Oman modules will be eligible for selection”, said Mona Tannous, Manager of Australia and New Zealand.
Muscat was voted Arab Tourism capital and nominated by Lonely Planet and National Geographic as part of Top 10 Cities to Visit in 2012.