This is according to a report released last month by the World Travel & Tourism Council. The Travel and Tourism Economic Impact 2014 assessed that the travel and tourism industry had directly contributed OMR 982.8m to Oman's economy in 2013, which is 3% of the country's total Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
This forecast is to rise by 10.2% to OMR 1,082.7m in 2014. The surge in travel and tourism activities is expected to grow by 5.4 % per annum to Oman's GDP, to reach OMR 1,834.2m by 2024, which is 3.9% of GDP.
Ghasi Humaid Al Hashmi, deputy director general of Tourism Promotion, Oman Ministry of Tourism, said: "We are delighted with the report as it reflects Oman's booming travel and tourism sector. The construction of world-class hotels and resorts, along with the development of a number of infrastructure projects in the aviation, road, rail and maritime sectors, including a USD 1.8bn passenger terminal at the Muscat International Airport and transformation of the Port Sultan Qaboos in Muscat into a tourism and cruise ship precinct, are part of the government's strategy to target more global targeted tourists."