Agents Connect with Oman in London

Hyatt, Magic Camps, Oman Air, Jumeirah, The St. Regis Al Mouj Muscat and Oman MHT were present at Selling Travel Connect: Oman held in London this week (Monday February 12 2024).

Nicknamed the Pearl of Arabia, Oman was the focus of Selling Travel’s second Connect event of the year. Over 50 agents met with top-selling suppliers and received invaluable updates on the Middle Eastern country.

The evening started with networking over food and drink before moving into engaging supplier presentations and a prize draw, where one lucky agent (Karen Dos Remedios of Your Holiday Booking) walked away with a trip to Oman, complete with flights and luxury hotel stays.

Luxury escapes

Frederica Cantarini, Global Director of Sales for Hyatt Hotels, was representing the Alila Jabal Akhdah and Alila Hinu Bay hotels. She said: “What these two resorts have in common is their brand. Alila means surprise. It’s all about the genuine experiences you will have on site. Alila Jabal is perched 2000 metres above sea level, up in the mountain. It’s a hidden gem full of the surprises. Meanwhile, Alila Hinu Bay is on a white golden beach with a beautiful bay full of dolphins. Why not combine both for an amazing stay in Oman?”

For clients who want to fall asleep under the stars, a stay at Magic Camps might just be on the cards. Mathilde Six, Sales Manager at Magic Travels, noted: “At Magic Travels, we aim to illuminate the richness of this destination by crafting unique experiences, exemplified by our Magic Camps. These luxurious desert camps offer a One Thousand and One Nights experience, an unforgettable journey into the heart of the desert that highlights one of the country’s many treasures while preserving its ecological essence.”

Another piece of luxury comes in the form of Al Mouj Muscat Resort. Director of Sales Leisure & Government Doris Schwarzl explained: “Al Mouj Muscat is a very futuristic village, 10 minutes from the airport and 15 minutes from the city centre. At our luxury resort, we have stunning landscaped parks, a beautiful beach and a business centre. Next month, we will be featuring award-winning restaurants, serving French, Italian and Peruvian cuisine.” 

An airline in attendance was Oman Air. Trade Support Co-ordinator Thushara Samarasinghe said: “As the national carrier to the Sultanate of Oman, Oman Air has daily direct flights year-round from London Heathrow to Muscat. We want to showcase our support to the Ministry of Heritage & Tourism by providing the air support for potential business to Oman.”

Fresh perspectives

It was Hari Daggubaty’s first time at a Selling Travel Connect event. The Global Sales Manager from Transindus said: “I love this cosy, artistic venue. We rarely go to events, so it is a nice change to meet travel agents and suppliers.”

Meanwhile, Andrej Miko, Independent Travel Agent from Inteletravel, was attending a Connect event for the second time. He added: “I really enjoy hearing from new suppliers and hotels. My colleagues recommended this fantastic event. I can’t wait to learn more about Oman — it’s one of those destinations we don’t know much about.”

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Place your bets on a virtual derby, learn how to make the ultimate bourbon cocktail, and get your fix of finger-lickin’ good Kentucky Fried Chicken, straight from the Colonel’s kitchen.

Plus learn about Kentucky and everything the state has to offer for your clients with presentations from Kentucky Tourism, Louisville, Lexington and Northern Kentucky.

As always at Selling Travel Connect events, there are some premium prizes to be won on the night. So don’t miss out – sign up today!

Selling Travel Connect: Oman photo gallery