Oman to close Aus base

Oman to close Aus base

THE Sultanate of Oman has confirmed plans to close its tourism office in Australia after 16 years of local operations.

Its Ministry of Tourism today issued a statement saying it will no longer offer a local tourist office in Australasia “due to a reprioritisation of global marketing efforts”, with operations to cease 30 Jun.

The Walshe Group was appointed to represent the Middle East destination’s tourism efforts in the Australian market in 2009 and took over from Air Marketing, who had the account from 2002.

Walshe Group md Jacqui Walshe said it had been “a pleasure representing Oman”.

“Despite the closure of the tourist board office we are very pleased that we will be able to stay connected to this inspiring destination through our ongoing representation of Oman Air and are encouraged by the recent growth in sales for the airline from Australia,” Walshe said.

Travel agents will still be able to access the Oman training modules to qualify as Oman Preferred Travel Agents – for details CLICK HERE.

Consumer information will be available at the destination website

Source: traveldaily