Special Issue On Economic Growth in Oman amidst Oil Crisis: A Diversified Strategic Approach IDENTIFICATION AND MAPPING OF TOURISM ATTRACTIONS IN OMAN

Mohammed Al Baluki, Aysha Sultan, A Risi, Sara Ahmed, Al Buloshi, Hadilhaithem Al Kishri, Widyanmattar Al Shibli, Rakesh Belwal
2017 Ahead International Journal of Recent Research Review   unpublished
Tourism sector become one of most important sector in Oman. There are many types of tourism, each type depends on its purpose. Each type has specific facilities which can help to achieve the aim of doing the tourism. Oman has destination that need some supportive plans and strategies to attract more tourists. One of the strategic is to focus on the Tourism sector. If we take an overview of the tourism in Oman, we will find the possibility of developing many different types of tourism ventures
more » ... tourism ventures such as natural tourism, sports tourism, entertainment tourism, culture and historical tourism, business tourism, MICE, and medical tourism. The development in this sector will lead to increase the GDP on the country and enhance the economy as well. Introduction Tourism is the activity of travel, discovery, and many other things. Many countries in the world survive on tourism where tourists from different countries visit and pay for the product and services that they consume. According to the World Tourism Organization (WTO), a tourist is a person who moves from one place to another for the purpose of tourism for a distance of at least eighty miles from his/her home. The government of Oman is also keen on promoting tourism. In 2010, Ministry of Tourism in Sultanate of Oman celebrated Tourism and Biodiversity Day with UN and WTO to improve the tourism in Oman and to showcase the genetic diversity of plants and animals to attract people from different countries to visit Oman (Anon., 2010).