This Conference is organized by the Ministry of Tourism in collaboration with UNWTO and the International Centre for Responsible Tourism, Leeds Metropolitan University. H.E.Minister of Tourism Dr. Rajiha Abdul Amir will chair the Conference together with Dr. Harold Godwin as co-chair. Discussion topics in the conference will focus on the following 4 interrelated themes:

  • Tourism, Livelihoods, Local Economic Development and Human Resources.
  • Responsible Tourism in a World of Finite Resources
  • The Responsible Tourist
  • Responsible Destinations and Marketing.
  • For more information on Conference theme click here.
Registration fee is sponsored by the Ministry of Tourism


The Ministry of Tourism is sponsoring the Registration fee for the 4th International Conference on Responsible Tourism to support delegates who are interested in Responsible Tourism. Please register on our registration page to attend the Conference.

In the same page you can book your accommodation (from a range of hotels) & your tours (pre & post conference).

Don't forget to check on visa requirement, whether you can get it on arrival or it needs to be pre-arranged by us.

Specially crafted Tours to discover the beauty of Oman

We invite you to make the most of your stay in the Sultanate by joining a variety of pre & post conference tours. These specially designed tours will give delegates the opportunity to experience Oman’s natural beauty and diverse landscapes.
For more details and for tour bookings please
click here
Please check
Zahara’s Responsible Tourism Policy

International year of biodiversity

The Conference themes will discuss topics about biodiversity and its linkages to tourism, livelihoods, local communities and conservation. In addition the Ministry of Tourism is celebrating this by a series of events including the 4th International Conference on Responsible Tourism. 2010 is the International Year of Biodiversity as proclaimed by the United Nations. It is a celebration of life on earth and of the value of biodiversity for our lives. The world is invited to take action in 2010 to safeguard the variety of life on earth: biodiversity. Therefore people all over the world are working to safeguard this irreplaceable natural wealth and reduce biodiversity loss. For more information please click here

Oman is sponsoring the 2010 Responsible Tourism Awards

The Ministry of Tourism is proud to sponsor the 2010 Responsible Tourism Awards in the categories:

  • Best tour operator for local economies
  • Best in a mountain environment
  • Best cruise or ferry operator
  • Best destination
  • Best personal contribution
For more information please click here
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