Smart Connection Consultancy is a boutique sport and recreation consultancy who has become one of Australia’s leading advocates for the use of synthetic sports surfaces as a vehicle to grow…read more
Oman unveils plan for ambitious zip-line
Oman Ministry of Tourism has announced plans for a zip line to be operated in the Misfat Al Abriyeen village in a bid to enhance tourism.
The operation of the project will be shared between Al Masfah Company as the owner and Oman Refreshments Company as the funder, local media reported without giving further details about the attraction.
The ministry will be the technical advisor and supervisor of the project, reports said.
The announcement comes after the release of The Colliers International data earlier in the year which claims tourism arrivals to Oman will increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 13% between 2018 and 2021.
The Colliers International data predicted the rise will be fuelled by visitors from across the GCC, who accounted for 48% of guests in 2017.
In addition, arrivals from India (10%), Germany (6%), the UK (5%) and Philippines (3%) are also expected to contribute heavily to the growth, supported by new visa processes and improved flight connections, the report said.
Historically, the Middle East has been the largest source market for Oman, with arrivals from this group increasing at an annual rate of 20% between 2012 and 2017.
Simon Press, senior exhibition director Arabian Travel Market, said: “The latest data demonstrates the growth in visitors to Oman will continue, supported by strategic investment from the government as it turns to tourism to diversify its income streams.
"Oman is a fantastic destination with responsible, eco, cultural and heritage attractions, as well as being a key travel hub, with significant opportunity to capitalise on transit itineraries for stopover visitors.”
2nd November 2018 - Oman Government hands over operations at key heritage tourism site
14th May 2018 - Tough Mudder to expand in Middle East with Oman events
17th November 2017 - Oman Botanic Garden to become the world’s largest ecological oasis
1st September 2017 - World’s longest zip line to reach speeds of 100 kilometres per hour
16th November 2016 - New adventure tours to explore rugged Ras Al Khaimah mountain range
21st October 2014 - Oman moves forward with new attractions and developments
7th April 2014 - Oman investigates development of theme parks and waterparks
20th February 2012 - Oman Targets 12 Million Visitors By 2020
Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?
The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.
However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.
Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.
Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.
Click here to subscribe.
The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.
Anti Wave International is the original suppliers of top performance swim, aquatic sports, leisure and pool programming equipment. Founded in 1971, Anti Wave International is proud of its…read more
At easyemployer we've come up with a software solution that manages one of your most important, and often most costly, business resources - your staff. We are helping 100s of clients to…read more
With its sleek good looks and easy-to-use yet powerful functionality, Envibe is the premium fitness club software for the Australasian leisure, recreation and fitness industry. We are the most…read more
Also at 3 Squill Place, Arndell Park NSW 2148 ATS are global leaders in altitude training and research. From mask systems and inflatable tents to simulated altitude facilities, we help…read more
TRP help health clubs, leisure centres and gyms across the globe create happy, loyal members through our user-friendly software which enables effective engagement and the delivery exceptional customer…read more
As of the 1st July 2018, Enta Australasia Pty Ltd/Best Union has been rebranded as VIVATICKET Pty Ltd. 19th July 2018 - ENTA AUSTRALASIA REBRANDS AS VIVATICKET 17th October 2016…read more
get listed with our suppliers directory
Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!