• Tourism

    Tourism is a fast-growing sector in many emerging markets. OBG analyses the latest statistics on visitors and spending, highlighting investment opportunities. Our research covers hotel developments, government incentives, demand for leisure facilities and the MICE segment.
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Warmer ties with China and increased investment may augur a period of sustained growth for the Philippines’ tourism sector, further bolstering its already significant contribution to the economy.

Year-end tourism figures released by the Jordanian authorities suggest the sector is stabilising after a contraction across a number of indicators in 2015, with several government initiatives expected to facilitate further improvements this year.


What role do you see for the meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (MICE) segment in boosting the growth of tourism in Oman?


In early 2016 Oman launched its National Tourism Strategy (NTS), with the primary aim to increase international arrivals to 11.7m visitors per year by 2040, up from 2.6m arrivals in 2015. The initiative also seeks to boost tourism’s contribution to GDP to more than 6%, from 2.6% today. To achieve these goals, the new plan has been designed in...


As part of its aim to make Oman a year-round tourist destination with a host of offerings, Oman’s Ministry of Tourism (MoT) identified 14 locations to be developed as clusters. These cultural, natural and urban sites are expected to help shape the success of the government’s National Tourism Strategy (NTS), which was unveiled in early 2016,...


Three new hotels under construction in Muscat are expected to bring 900 additional rooms to Oman’s total capacity by 2018. With other hotels planned or being built nationwide, there are signs of confidence in the sultanate’s ability to attract higher tourist numbers across various budget classes in the future.