Tourism and hospitality industry in the Sultanate of Oman is on a fast recovery phase. The number of tourists visiting the country grew by almost 50% in 2022. Hospitality sector.
The Success Continues
The Omani government’s efforts and extreme measure in improving the tourism landscape have played instrumental roles in the upward trend. Furthermore, the results of these efforts will be reaped over the long term. Oman’s hospitality industry is expected to achieve a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.3% from about $700 at the beginning of 2023 to reach $900 million between 2022 and 2026.
Growth in Employment in Tourism and Hospitality Sectors in Oman
The table below indicates the trend in the total number of workers in the hospitality and tourism sector in Oman during the period between end of 2021 and end of the 1st Quarter of 2023.
|March||February||January||End of 2022||End of 2021|
Ministry of Heritage and Tourism (MHT) announced a number of tourism projects worth about $5.4bn between 2021 and 2025. The projects include 12 integrated tourism complexes, 24 projects of domestic tourism development, and 124 hotel establishments. In addition, there would be thousands of small and medium-sized investment in hospitality and accommodation sponsored by local, regional and international investors.
Our Analysis of the Employment Market in the Tourism and Hospitality Sector in Oman
At www.jobibex.com, we anticipate an impressive growth in the total workforce in this sector. Our market study reveals a 12% growth in the total number of workers. Obviously, the majority of the new recruits would be expats. Nevertheless, there would be enough rooms for Omanis to join.
The fact that many of the ongoing projects are based outside Muscat will allow Omanis residing in other regions to seriously consider opportunities brought to them in their own hometown. In addition, young Omanis graduating from various hospitality institutes should have the competitive advantage when it comes to recruitment in Tourism and Hospitality sector.
Job Titles in Tourism and Hospitality Sector
Below some of the most common job titles within the Tourism and Hospitality industry.
|Concierge||Event Management||Food and Restaurant||Hotel Management||Housekeeping||Porter||Waiters/Waitresses|
|Cruise Ship Attendant||Events Manager||Cafe Manager||Back Office Assistant||Director of Housekeeping||Baggage Porter||Back Waiter|
|Front Desk Associate||Executive Conference Manager||Catering Manager||Catering Sales Manager||Director of Maintenance||Bell Attendant||Banquet Server|
|Front Desk Supervisor||Executive Meeting Manager||Chef||Director of Hotel Sales||Director of Operations||Bellhop||Barback|
|Front Office Attendant||Meeting and Convention Planner||Cook||Director of Marketing and Sales||Executive Housekeeper||Bellman||Barista|
|Front-of-House Manager||Meeting Coordinator||Food and Beverage Manager||Group Sales Manager||Housekeeper||Driver||Bartender|
|Guest Relations Manager||Meeting Manager||Kitchen Manager||Guest Room Sales Manager||Housekeeping Aide||Parking Lot Attendant||Busser|
|Guest Services Associate||Meeting Planner||Pastry Chef||Hotel Manager||Housekeeping Supervisor||Valet||Cafe Manager|
|Guest Services Supervisor||Meeting Specialist||Restaurant Manager||Lodging Manager||Lead Housekeeper||Valet Attendant||Catering Assistant|
|Hotel Clerk||Special Events Manager||Sous Chef||Sales and Marketing Manager||Maid||Valet Parking Attendant||Food Runner|
|Hotel Receptionist||Wedding Coordinator||Shift Leader||Maintenance Supervisor||Food Server|
|Reservationist||Shift Manager||Maintenance Worker||Head Waiter|
|Reservations Agent||Spa Manager||Host|
|Wedding Sales Manager||Hostess|
Other Job Opportunities in the Tourism and Hospitality Sector in Oman
Apart from the above job titles there are several other support functions one can find in tourism and hospitality in Oman. Admin, accounts and finance, transportation, legal and many other jobs present themselves to job seekers in Oman in 2023 and beyond.
Helping Employers Search, Identify and Select the Best Candidates in the Accommodation and Food Sector in Oman
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