The Tourism Sector’s Steering Committee held a meeting to discuss the developments of the National Programme for Enhancing Economic Diversification (Tanfeedh) on Sunday.
It reviewed the performance indicators and assessed the progress in implementing the sector’s initiatives.
The committee discussed a range of issues and approved allocation of local land plots for cafés and restaurants in Al Azaiba and Al Sarooj in the Governorate of Muscat and Salalah.
It discussed facilitating the establishment of integrated tourism complexes, hotels and tourist attractions and discussed the status of the comprehensive tourism layouts in several wilayats.
The Ministry of Tourism has floated tenders to develop comprehensive tourism layouts for Muscat, Al Dakhiliyah, Dhofar and South Al Sharqiyah governorates.
The ministry also awarded the tender for developing an integrated tourism layout for the Governorate of Musandam. The committee also discussed the establishment of one-stop station as a centre for investor and customer service at the Ministry of Tourism through operating the customer-service centre.
A model of the customer service centre has been presented to provide facilities for investors.
The initiative to facilitate the follow up of issuing tourist visas for the new tourist exporting markets was also reviewed. The team is developing a marketing plan for the sponsored visas and e-visas and is also following up to introduce the e-visa.