In anticipation of the completion of the Oman Convention and Exhibition Center set for 2016, several organizations have already acknowledged the expected unique attraction of this up and coming meeting venue.
Speaking in Frankfurt, Germany at IMEX, one of Europe’s most important tourism industry trade fairs was Geoff Donaghy, the Director of Convention Centers for AEG Ogden, manager of the Oman Center, said that the significance of international awards and recognition was crucial as a way to sell the convention center to potential customers.
"Oman and its capital city Muscat recently being acknowledged by both Lonely Planet and National Geographic for its range of attractions was very timely.
"Oman has been trading with the world for more than 5,000 years and is an active global community member so it comes as no surprise that our preliminary research and promotional activities has uncovered strong interest in the Sultanate as a destination," said Donaghy.
"AEG Ogden has been working in partnership with the Ministry of Tourism and Oman's key stakeholders in introducing the world to Oman and as the new hub for major international conventions, meetings and business events. Many international and regional organizations have already expressed a strong desire to hold future or expand events in the sea side city of Muscat.
"Our message to these decision-makers is consider Oman not only for the world class venue that will be there but the diversity of attractions at their disposal. It's a total package that delegates will be inspired to attend and an experience they won't forget," Mr. Donaghy added.
The Oman Convention and Exhibition Center is being built to the highest international standards in modern, integrated fashion which will included 1,000 hotel rooms distributed among one five star, two four star, and one three star hotels. The Center will include a shopping mall, business park, and will be conveniently located only 4 kilometers from Muscat International Airport.