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How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected the hospitality industry?

5 Dec 2020

If a picture is worth a thousand words, a video is worth a million. Muscat Daily’s video series ‘Explained’ analyses current issues and fact checks dubious social media buzz. The series also puts readers’ questions to experts in the related fields, who explain their point of view.

Expert’s view

In this edition, Samir Messaoudi, general manager of Sheraton Oman Hotel, ‘Explained’ the impact of COVID-19 on the hotel industry in Oman. 

EXPLAINED

“The fate of hospitality is dependent on the airline business. So unfortunately, we do not see any hope as of now. However, I am optimistic about the future of the hospitality sector in the country as we have beautiful nature, including mountains and seas. As of now, we are concentrating on the local market to woo citizens and residents alike. We look forward to more flights operating soon. We have already seen an uptake in staycations. Our pools, recreational areas and other facilities have helped us target the people staying in the country.”

 

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