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Oman Ministry of Tourism holds their first short film festival & tourism Souk in the UK

The Oman Ministry of Tourism recently welcomed nine partners and over 200 travel trade and media guests to participate in the 2013 Roadshow in the form of a short film festival and tourism souk in private cinemas across the UK including: Blythswood Square Hotel Glasgow; On the 7th Manchester and at the Bulgari Hotel in Knightsbridge, London..

Throughout the roadshow guests had the opportunity to network with partners including The Oman Ministry of Tourism, Oman Air, Shangri La Barr Al Jissah Resort, Almouj Golf at the Wave, Tour Oman, Intercontinental Muscat, Oman World Tourism, Sama Travel and Tourism, Juweira Salalah and Sifawy Muscat Boutique Hotels and Al Nahda Resort and Spa.

Each event was themed as a Tourism Souk with guests being issued with (passports) on arrival. After an evening of networking and a stamp from each of the partners, guests were eligible to enter a business card draw to win prizes including an iPad mini courtesy of the Oman Ministry of Tourism, a variety of hotel stays in Oman and a selection of activities including a kite boarding course.

"I have been coming to your roadshows every year, each year they are different and better but this will be hard to follow, congratulations" said Tour Operator guest. The short film festival about the destination allowed guests to experience Oman's outstanding natural beauty and to learn about the wide range of activities, cultural tours and health and spa options on offer. Guests were overwhelmed by the beauty and diversity of Oman "It was really enlightening into the highlights of Oman" commented Maureen from If Only as she left the cinema.

"The hardest job I have is to convey Oman's stunning beauty, amazing diversity of activities and extraordinary hospitable people" stated Alison Cryer, Director UK & Ireland.

"This was my solution- second best only to taking out travel trade and media guests to Oman to see for themselves." Continued Cryer "An unmitigating success that we will continue to roll out over the next years."

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