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B2B | Alternative Accommodation

Colliers | Alternative Accommodation (ATM Apr-18 Cover)

OTAs and their relationship with hotels

In April 2018 Colliers International produced a research paper as part of the Arabian Travel Market Series. The paper, Alternative Accommodation - Driving Growth for Destinations or Disruption

B2B | Turning the Corner - A Positive Trend Emerges

Colliers | MENA Hotel Forecast YoY Variance | RevPAR Muscat (Mar-18b)

Turning the corner?

For three long years the hotel industry in Muscat has been confronted each month with negative forecasts of ever declining revenue, leading to a compounded 33% decline in RevPAR (Revenue Per Available Room)

B2B | The Baker's Dozen - Changes Within the Hotel Industry 

Colliers | MENA Hotel Forecasts 1801 (Jan-18 Cover)

The Sultanate of Oman consistently receives positive international media coverage with more attention being drawn to the unique features that separate Oman from many of the other cookie-cutter destinations. A common theme through many of these media reports is the relative safety of Muscat and Oman.

CNN Style | 7 design-savvy cities to watch in 2018
Muscat: The Middle Eastern metropolis

CNN Style - Muscat

“A safe haven in an otherwise volatile region, Oman hasn’t fallen into the trap of brash over beauty like many of its Emirati cousins.” 

CNN Style | Metropolises on the up

Earlier this month CNN published a list of the Metropolises on the up: 7 design-savvy cities to watch in 2018

The Economist | Oman is benefiting from the standoff over Qatar, for now

Sohar Port - The Economist

As other neighbours seek to isolate Qatar, Oman lets vital supplies get through.

The Economist
September 2017

The Omani port of Sohar usually slows down during the summer. But this year it is buzzing. According to a government official, cargo volumes are up by 30% in the past few months, as more ships arrive carrying goods bound for Qatar. …

CNN | Parts Unknown

Anthony Bourdain

Oman, if you haven’t gathered already, is a remarkable place.

Anthony Bourdain
CNN | Parts Unknown

In early June CNN aired a full episode on Oman in “Parts Unknown”, an internationally popular American travel show hosted by Anthony Bourdain

WEF | Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Report 2017

WEF | Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Report 2017 | Cover

Oman ranks #4 in the world for Safety and Security.

The World Economic Forum (WEF) has just published the Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Report 2017 (TTCR). The report, which rated 136 countries, places Oman in the top 10 in terms of Safety and Security, and at #4 Oman is five positions higher than 2015, when the previous edition was published.

B2B | Hotels in Oman must address these 10 points

Colliers | MENA Hotel Forecasts 1703 (Mar-17 Page 1)

The Sultanate of Oman consistently receives positive international media coverage. This year Newsweek published a positive article about Oman under the heading “How Much Longer Can Oman Be An Oasis of Peace in the Middle East?”

Newsweek | How Much Longer Can Oman Be An Oasis of Peace in the Middle East?

Newsweek | How Much Longer Can Oman Be An Oasis of Peace in the Middle East?

[The] Global Terrorism Index … assesses the impact of terrorism on 163 countries on a scale of zero to 10. Just 34 countries scored zero. Oman was the only country in the Middle East among that grouping. (The US’s and the UK’s scores hovered around 5.0.)

B2B | 9 issues still confronting the Oman hospitality industry

Colliers | MENA Hotel Forecasts 1611 (Page 1 Nov-16)

The Sultanate of Oman consistently receives positive international media coverage. Recently two news reports promoted the tourism offerings from the Sultanate to a potential market of more than 90 million people.

Oman was listed as #8 in the 


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