When LCCs first emerged in the MENA region, there was scepticism over whether they would survive.

OVER THE PAST 10 YEARS, LOW-COST CARRIERS (LCCs) HAVE BECOME A MAJOR FEATURE OF THE AVIATION INDUSTRY ACROSS THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA.

Shifting from Oman’s evident ability to provide world-class premises and services for meetings, conferences and events, as well as to ease the burden of travelling for delegates, the country’s resorts, cultural and historical attractions and natural surroundings also lend themselves well to incentives groups.

Contributing to the myriad of highly-anticipated developments positively affecting tourism, while enhancing ever-so-important connectivity to the region, the approaching opening of a new terminal at Muscat International Airport in 2018 and the launch of Salalah International Airport’s new premises in 2015 have both increased expectations.

OMAN’S BUSINESS TRAVEL SECTOR HAS BEEN PUT UNDER THE SPOTLIGHT AS A KEY SEGMENT WITH SIGNIFICANT POTENTIAL TO ENHANCE THE SULTANATE’S THRIVING TOURISM INDUSTRY.

While there is significant potential for Riyadh to reinforce its status as top corporate hotspot, as Bekhiet highlighted, the capital has much more to offer.