Oman’s Ministry of Heritage and Tourism Hosts forum to elevate local content in hotel establishments

MUSCAT : The opening of this significant forum was honoured by the presence of His Excellency Salem bin Mohammed Al Mahrouqi, Minister of Heritage and Tourism. In his address, he emphasized the paramount importance of prioritizing local content across all dimensions within hotel establishments. This strategic focus aligns with sustainability goals and the government’s vision to foster enriched local communities and markets.

The Ministry’s commitment to integrating local content as an evaluation criterion for hotel establishments underscores its dedication to preserving traditional legacies and enhancing visitors’ experiences. This approach also capitalizes on Oman’s abundant cultural and natural elements, elevating the nation’s appeal as a tourist destination.

Dr. Rashid bin Saleh Al Hinai, Director General of Planning at the Ministry of Heritage and Tourism, highlighted the forum’s alignment with global sustainability standards, particularly those set by the World Sustainable Tourism Council. By emphasizing in-country value, the tourism sector not only supports economic diversification and job creation but also fosters community participation, cultural preservation, and economic benefits for local stakeholders.

The forum’s agenda featured insightful working papers, including discussions on government procurement policies related to local content and initiatives to enhance the competitiveness of national food products. Emphasis was also placed on collaborative efforts, knowledge exchange, and leveraging local and international experiences to optimize the tourism industry’s practices and enrich local institutions.

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