Muscat, The Ministry of Tourism pays a great

attention to tourist guides as they are partners in the implementation of

plans and strategies to improve the tourism sector and their active

contribution in driving the tourism movement in the Sultanate, in

addition to encouraging interested citizens and students in the tourism

sector to work in the profession of tourism guidance.

According to statistics of the Tourism Guidance Section of the

Ministry, the number of licensed tourist guides until June 2018 reached

(340), including (232) Omani guides in all governorates of the

Sultanate. The Ministry also authorised (83) local guides.

The Tourism Guidance Department coordinates and

communicates with the tourism companies to provide them with the

lists of licensed Omani guides. Through the available statistics at the

Ministry, it is noted that there is a good growth in the applications for

licenses to practice the profession of tourism guidance by Omanis, with

a turnout of the Omani girls taking the practice of tourist guidance

profession compared to previous years.

Source: Oman News Agency