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If you want to keep up with the latest news, happenings and events taking place at your destination of choice, this is a space entirely dedicated to bringing our holidaymakers with the freshest information on hotel renovations, special attractions, seasonal events and special offers, activities and incentives at some of our resorts, as well as airline news and travel updates.

In this section we keep you posted about the latest goings on this destination travel and tourism industry, from hotel and airline news to cultural events that may be of interest to you, the travelling visitor.

Oman named one of world's top travel destinations

Often overshadowed by its wealthy Emirate neighbours, Oman is emerging as a popular tourist destination. It boasts ancient culture, breath-taking scenery, and a number of international sporting events. Adding to its appeal, the country was recently ranked eighth in the world’s top travel destinationa by Lonely Planet magazine.

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The Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara opens in Oman

A new beach resort from luxury brand Anantara has opened in the southern Oman province of Salalah, known for its subtropical greenery and natural beauty. The Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara is the first resort in the region to offer luxury villas with private pools.

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Luxury resort Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort opens in Oman

Perched dramatically on the rim of a canyon, Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort is the Middle East’s tallest resort. Located in the mountainous northern region of Oman, the resort is in a locale that was inaccessible for most of its history, and offers guests spectacular mountain views and numerous outdoor activities. In addition to its stunning locale, the resort also boasts decadent rooms and villas for luxury travellers.

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Ritz-Carlton staff saves holiday for traveller in Oman

A lesser-known corner of the Arab world, Oman is still largely undiscovered by tourists. But the country offers a wealth of charm and natural beauty, from towering mountain ranges to pristine coastlines, all with the scent of frankincense in the air. At the Al Bustan, a Ritz-Carlton property, one guest’s holiday in Oman was salvaged by quick-thinking hotel staff.

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Sheraton Oman reopens to guests following extensive refurbishment project

Sheraton Hotels & Resorts has announced the reopening of Sheraton Oman in Muscat, following extensive renovations. The landmark hotel is the tallest building in Oman and it has 230 guest rooms and suites. The refurbishment programme of the hotel included upgrades to accommodation as well as renovated restaurants and public spaces.

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British Airways launches new direct flights to Oman

British Airways is launching a new non-stop service to Oman from 30 October, which will fly from London Heathrow to Oman’s capital Muscat five times a week, cutting the flight time to just over seven hours and making it a more attractive mid-haul winter sun destination.

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Jumeirah set to open new Saraya Bandar Jissah beach resort in Oman

The Jumeirah Group, famous for its deluxe Dubai hotels, is opening its first resort in Oman in 2017. Currently under construction, the new Saraya Bandar Jissah beach resort on a bay close to the country's capital Muscat will feature two hotels with restaurants, a spa and a diving centre among its extensive facilities.

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Oman records increase in tourists during Eid Festival

Tourism in the Sultanate of Oman increased significantly during the recent Eid holidays, with many hotels in the country recording 100 per cent occupancy. The majority of visitors were GCC nationals and expats, and the hotels that experienced high numbers during the nine-day break included Masirah Island Resort, Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve and Alila Jabal Akhdar.

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Oman Tourism to build three new hotels with 900 rooms in Muscat by 2018

The Oman Tourism and Development Company (Omran) will add another three hotels in Oman by 2018. The government-owned company will launch a total of 900 new hotel rooms in the three properties that include a five-star W Hotel as part of the Royal Opera House in Muscat, and the five-star JW Marriott and four-star Crowne Plaza hotels in the Madinat Al Irfan Urban Centre in Muscat.

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Wyndham Hotel Group to open two hotels in Muscat in 2018

The Wyndham Hotel Group will add two new hotels to its portfolio in Oman under its Ramada Encore and Ramada Hotel & Suites brands. Connected by a footbridge, Ramada Hotel & Suites Muscat Al Ghubra and Ramada Encore Muscat Al Ghubra will be located in Sultan Qaboos Street in the capital city of Muscat, and are scheduled to open to guests in 2018.

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Oman named one of world's top travel destinations

Often overshadowed by its wealthy Emirate neighbours, Oman is emerging as a popular tourist destination. It boasts ancient culture, breath-taking scenery, and a number of international sporting events. Adding to its appeal, the country was recently ranked eighth in the world’s top travel destinationa by Lonely Planet magazine.

The Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara opens in Oman

A new beach resort from luxury brand Anantara has opened in the southern Oman province of Salalah, known for its subtropical greenery and natural beauty. The Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara is the first resort in the region to offer luxury villas with private pools.

Luxury resort Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort opens in Oman

Perched dramatically on the rim of a canyon, Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort is the Middle East’s tallest resort. Located in the mountainous northern region of Oman, the resort is in a locale that was inaccessible for most of its history, and offers guests spectacular mountain views and numerous outdoor activities. In addition to its stunning locale, the resort also boasts decadent rooms and villas for luxury travellers.