NCSI launces ‘Tour Oman’ smartphone application

August 11, 2014 10:01 am

The National Center for Statistics and Information (NCSI) recently launched the ‘Tour Oman’ application in conjunction with the start of the Salalah Tourism Festival. The application was launched as part of their tireless efforts to provide the latest statistics and information related to economic, social and tourism aspects of the Sultanate.

It is also a continuation of the center’s approach in serving the Omani society, residents and visitors by providing them an array of services. Developed as part of the NCSI’s plan to provide spatial services, the application gives access to information backed with geographical locations to citizens as well as visitors of the Sultanate.

As NCSI’s newest application, the ‘Tour Oman’ app currently covers tourist, historic, archeological sites. This includes information backed with the geographical location of natural tourist attractions like water springs, wadis, seasonal and permanent, and waterfalls. In addition, the app also provides information about museums, hotels, restaurants, parks, shopping, entertainment and recreational centres as well as complete background information about hospitals, schools, banks, ministries and other governmental bodies.

The ‘Tour Oman’ app is also aimed providing visitors with essential information while exploring the country, including information about government and private sector services, ATMs, hotels, historic and archeological sites, and natural tourist attractions around the Sultanate.

The application includes search tools on how to reach the desired destination, its location on the map, services around it and efficient road network navigation. Although it mostly covers the Dhofar Governorate in the meantime, the application will eventually cover other areas of the Sultanate. Users are free to download this application from the Apple Store and Google Play Store on to their smartphones.