Oman's tourism sector to provide GDP boost

20 July 2010

According to a report by the World Travel and Tourism Council, the contribution of travel and tourism to Oman's gross domestic product (GDP) is expected to rise from 6.7% in 2009 to 9.9% by 2019, Times of Oman has reported. The contribution of the travel and tourism economy to employment is expected to rise from 76,000 jobs in 2009, 7.1% of total employment, to 10.6% of total employment by 2019, the report also stated.

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