MUSCAT: Paul Gregorowitsch, Oman Air’s chief executive officer, has acknowledged the pivotal role that travel agents play in the success of the airline by holding a summit meeting in Muscat.

The event, which was held on last week at the Grand Hyatt Muscat, brought together travel agents from around the country and celebrated their achievements on behalf of both Oman Air and Oman as a destination for overseas visitors.

This was the first opportunity that Gregorowitsch met representatives of the travel trade in Oman since taking up his post in August. He said, “I was delighted to meet the Omani travel agents recently who have played such an important role in Oman Air’s continuing success and I would like to express my thanks to them for all their invaluable efforts. While we maintain healthy ticket sales through our website at, the role of agents in planning and recommending travel arrangement remains absolutely essential and without their hard work and continued commitment, Oman Air would not be the international success it is now.

“The partnerships, training and incentives that Oman Air offers have been warmly received by the trade and the results have been tremendous. The summit that we held at the Grand Hyatt Muscat was therefore an ideal opportunity to review previous activity, outline our future plans and express our gratitude to travel agents across the sultanate. We look forward to working together to promote Oman Air and Oman, and to seeing the nation’s tourism sector’s continued growth.”

With many air travellers citing price, reliability and service as their prime considerations when choosing an airline, Oman Air’s competitive pricing, outstanding on-time performance and receipt of accolades such as ‘Best Staff Service Middle East’ at the World Airline Awards 2014 make Oman Air the first choice airline for many.

In addition, Oman’s superb hotels and natural beauty create an ideal destination for overseas travellers. Together, the airline and destination make an extremely attractive package for travellers and travel agents alike.