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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.

Alila Jabal Akhdar hotel launches Rose Experience to celebrate rose harvest in Oman

The Alila Jabal Akhdar hotel in Oman is offering nature-lovers a unique Rose Experience this spring to celebrate the rose harvest. As 7,000 Damask roses come into bloom over the landscapes of the Jabal Akhdar mountain range, guests will be invited to take part in rose-inspired experiences, including guided tours of the rose terraces, soothing rose petal baths, and a Spa Alila rose treatment.

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Oman Hotels and Tourism Co. to build ten new hotels in Oman in next five years

The Oman Hotels and Tourism Co. has announced it will build ten new three and four-star hotels in various locations across the Sultanate of Oman within the next five years. The company currently runs the Ruwi Hotel in Muscat, Al Wadi Hotel in Sohar, Sur Plaza Hotel in Sur and the Desert Nights Camp in the Sharqiyah Sands Oman. The measures are being taken to improve profitability over the next few years.

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Al Bustan Palace, Ritz-Carlton in Oman to undergo extensive refurbishments

Ritz-Carlton has announced that the Al Bustan Palace in Oman will undergo an extensive refurbishment programme over a series of phases. The work will be carried out by the creative design firm WATG, and will see the renovation of the hotel’s 200 guest rooms and 50 suites, as well as its lobby lounge, the grand ballroom, the all-day restaurant, and meeting and events space.

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Oman celebrates successful year in tourism in 2016

Oman celebrated an increase in tourism numbers in 2016, with more than 2.5 million people visiting the nation between January and October. According to the National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI), more than 1,248,300 visitors originated from other Gulf Cooperation Council States, and a total of 144,000 people arrived via cruise ships.

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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.

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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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Al Bustan Palace, Ritz-Carlton in Oman to undergo extensive refurbishments

Ritz-Carlton has announced that the Al Bustan Palace in Oman will undergo an extensive refurbishment programme over a series of phases. The work will be carried out by the creative design firm WATG, and will see the renovation of the hotel’s 200 guest rooms and 50 suites, as well as its lobby lounge, the grand ballroom, the all-day restaurant, and meeting and events space.