Arabian Business, Thursday, May 16, 2019 | Ramadan 11, 1440
Wego partners with Oman to boost tourist numbers from GCC
Dubai-based travel online travel marketplace Wego is collaborating with
Oman’s Ministry of Tourism to help boost the number of GCC visitors to the
sultanate, the company has announced.
As part of the agreement, Wego will present platform users with a guide to
accessible places in Oman during the summer season and highlight “hidden gems”
through the country, as well as trending destinations such as Muscat, Salalah,
Sohar, Khasab and Duqm.
In an interview with Arabian Business,
Wego co-founder and CEO Ross Veitch said that the firm works with about 12
tourism boards around the world, including Visit Britain.
Last year, over $1 billion worth of travel bookings were made through the Wego
“We’re not at something like 20 million shopping sessions a month, so there’s a
lot of influence we have over which destinations people are interested in,”
“We spend a lot of time on our blog, social media and website giving people trip
ideas. We’re obviously trying to convert them,” he added.