Sultanate and Czech Republic / Meet
Muscat, Apr 8 (ONA)---Maitha bint Saif al-Mahrouqiyah Undersecretary of Tourism received today Zdeněk Škromach, Vice-President of the Senate of the Parliament of the Czech Republic and his accompanying delegation, currently visiting the Sultanate.
The Undersecretary of the Ministry of Tourism said during the meeting that the Sultanate has seen a 14% rise in the number of visitors in 2012 compared with 2011, where European tourists form a significant proportion of the Sultanate's visitors as a result of the diversity of the tourism product, and the availability of the basic services needed by tourists, and route expansion by the national carrier Oman Air in a number of countries.
She added that the Sultanate is currently geared to activate medical tourism through the implementation of the Medical City project in Salalah, hoping to make use of the Czech expertise in this area as the Czech Republic is a developed nation in this field allowing the opportunity of cooperation for the benefit of the two countries. "
For his part, the Vice-President of the Senate of the Parliament of the Czech Republic praised the remarkable development in the Sultanate, in all sectors, particularly tourism and encouraging infrastructure investment, adding that the Czech Republic attracts 11 million tourists annually from countries around the world, including Arab states, as the Czech Republic is famous for its picturesque nature, and possesses extensive experience in the field of medical tourism, and monuments restoration, which offers the prospect of fruitful collaboration between the two countries.
The two sides discussed the promotion of cooperation between the two countries in tourism and exchange of experiences and expertise that will work on the development of tourist sites to be a magnet for tourists, in addition to discussion of topics of common interest.
Autor, zdroj: Oman News Agency