Oman wins eight awards at Arab Tourism Media Oscars

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Oman has won eight awards at the Tenth Arab Tourism Media Oscars, chief among them being Best City award for Muscat and Best Tourism Authority for the Ministry of Tourism. The awards were announced by Zurab Pololikashvili, secretary general of the UNWTO on the sidelines of the ITB Berlin 2018.

Sheikh Salim Oufeet al Shanfary, director of Dhofar Municipality, got the Best Government Personality that supports Arab Tourism for year 2017 while Sheikh Salim bin Ahmed al Ghazali as the best Arab Tourism Investor for year 2017. The Public Authority for Radio and Television won the Best Media Authority that Supports Local Arab Tourism for year 2017, while Oman newspaper won the best Arab Newspaper in Tourism Coverage for year 2017.

The Best Airline supporting tourism was bagged by SalamAir, while Muscat won the Best Arab Tourism City for year 2018. Dr Sultan al Yahya’i, director of Arab Tourism Media Center, said that more than 1.5mn voters participated in choosing the winners electronically. He added 187 participants from 14 Arab countries participated and that top winners were from Oman, Saudi Arabia and Egypt.

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