More than 20,000 Chinese tourists travelled to Oman in Q1 this year

Travel and Tour World | May 02, 2019

The attractiveness of Oman as the most preferred tourist destination is rapidly growing among Chinese tourists with more than 20,000 traveling to the country in Q1 this year.This was evident at the second Oman-China Tourism Forum organized by the Oman-China Friendship Association, in cooperation with the Ministry of Tourism (MoT) and Oman Air and other institutions at the Oasis Club.The concluding ceremony was held under the auspices of H E Ahmed bin Nasser bin Hamad al Mehrzi, Minister of Tourism. The forum was an effort to strengthen friendship and cooperation between the people of Oman and China.The second Oman-China Tourism Forum displayed wonderful tourism cooperation between Oman and China to attract more visitors from the Chinese market, which is considered the biggest in the world.

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Global inbound arrivals are expected to grow by 5% to 1.4 billion trips in 2018. On the back of an upgraded economic outlook for major economies such as the US, Japan and the Eurozone, inbound receipts are expected to see an even stronger rise of 11%. Domestic trips are booming in Asia Pacific, where trips are expected to grow by 10% in 2018. Average spend per trip is increasing, again driven by Asia Pacific. Global expenditure is expected to rise by 9%

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Global inbound arrivals are expected to grow by 5% to 1.4 billion trips in 2018. On the back of an upgraded economic outlook for major economies such as the US, Japan and the Eurozone, inbound receipts are expected to see an even stronger rise of 11%. Domestic trips are booming in Asia Pacific, where trips are expected to grow by 10% in 2018. Average spend per trip is increasing, again driven by Asia Pacific. Global expenditure is expected to rise by 9%

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