Oman’s tourism ministry warns against unlicensed renting of properties

MUSCAT : The notice, addressed to citizens, reads as follows: “Daily renting without obtaining a license to practice tourism activity from the Ministry of Heritage and Tourism contributes to spread of wrong practices within the facility, as it is not subject to supervision by tourism and security authorities”.

Earlier this month, the Ministry launched a campaign under the slogan ‘Quality begins with licensing’ to regulate hotel establishments, especially unlicensed ones, whose number exceeds 1,700 in all the governorates of Oman.

The campaign aims to sustain the hotel sector and maintain its efficiency, in line with the quality requirements that the Ministry is keen to provide to visitors in all governorates of the Sultanate of Oman. It also aims to reduce malpractices that affect the quality of tourism products and services and the reputation of the sector in general.

Besides, it will enable job seekers to find opportunities, which may not be advertised when establishments practice hotel activity without obtaining the necessary licenses; it will also restrict security and safety abuses that are monitored from time to time in such establishments.

The campaign also addresses the category of owners of licensed hotel establishments to emphasize the need to maintain high levels of quality of services provided to guests, with the necessity of clearly highlighting the tourism license in hotel establishments and including the tourist license number in electronic marketing platforms such as social media accounts so that it is easier for guests to verify their identity.

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