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Oman’s Tourism Sector Growing

Oman Tourism on the Rise

Oman Tourism on the Rise

Oman’s tourism sector is growing steadily, according to the UN World Tourism Organization’s annual report, released in mid-August. While other MENA destinations suffered losses in their tourism industry, Oman was able to add revenue in both 2011 and 2012, topping the $1 billion mark last year.

In 2012 tourism receipts were up by $100 million, rising from a healthy $996 million in 2011, and $300 million from 2010.

Tourism in Oman made up 7 percent of its GDP in 2012, according to the World Travel and Tourism Council. Growth is expected to grow in this sector over the next few years, with a prediction of tourism making up 8 percent of GDP in 2013 and growing by 5.5 percent each year up until the year 2023.

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