Saulaiman Al Hinai-General Manager Head of Treasury Investments Government Relations Division at OAB

In cooperation with the Ministry of Heritage and Tourism, Oman Arab Bank launched a new service through its digital channels. The new development will allow entities in the tourism industry to directly pay their fees to the Ministry’s account, easily and efficiently.

Commenting on the new service, Khalid Khalaf Al Awfi, Assistant General Manager for Financial & Administrative Affairs, at the Ministry of Heritage and Tourism, said, “The Ministry of Heritage and Tourism continuously seeks to facilitate and develop procedures for investors within the tourism and hotel establishments by digitising relevant processes, together with private sector institutions. Through our partnership with Oman Arab Bank, we will see the provision of a suitable technical solution that links the payment of tourism fees via the Bank’s digital platforms, which is also in line with national e-government strategy.”

Abdullah Salim Al Hajri, General Director of Financial & Administrative Affairs, said, “We are confident entities in the tourism industry will appreciate this new service, which enables timely fee payments, no delay and promotes ease and convenience. This will reflect positively on the sustainability of their businesses, especially in light of the current circumstances and the tremendous challenges facing the sector. The government, represented by the Ministry of Heritage and Tourism, is working in cooperation with all concerned parties to overcome these obstacles and enable the advancement of the sector, sustainably.”