Oman Poised to Win the Culture Game?

Forbes: December 21st, 2014forbesmiddleeast_news_OmanPoisedtoWintheCultureGame_7760

“After decades of, often criticized, conservative economic policies and cultural heritage protectionism, Oman is perfectly positioned to win tourism’s greatest prize: the cultural tourist, writes Mark Abouzeid.

One of the largest and fastest-growing global tourism markets, cultural tourism accounts for up to 40% of tourism traffic annually (OECD).  The global wealth of traditions has become one of the principal motivations for travel, with tourists seeking to engage with new cultures and experience the global variety of performing arts, handicrafts, rituals, cuisines and interpretations of nature and the universe.”

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