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WEF | The Global Competitiveness Report 2018

WEF GCR 2018 Cover

Oman moves up 14 positions to sit at #47

In October 2018 the most recent report, The Global Competitiveness Report 2018, was published. In that report the Sultanate of Oman was ranked #47 of 140 economies

Alternative Accommodation | Driving Growth


The relationship between OTAs and 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

Turning the Corner | A Positive Trend Emerges

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

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). …

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. …

CNN Style | 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

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. …

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

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