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Omran appoints Four Communications as strategic PR partner

Omran, the Government of Oman’s tourism development and investment arm, has selected Four Communications Group for a wide-ranging public relations programme, following a competitive pitch process.

Omran was established in 2005 to develop the infrastructure and facilities required to extend the Sultanate’s tourism industry.  It is involved in the development of new leisure resorts, conference facilities, resort villas, golf courses and hotels, as well as on the refurbishment of some of the country’s major existing international hotels.

Four Communications has been appointed to deliver strategic communications consultancy, local and international media and stakeholder communications, and community relations support.  Omran has also selected a number of modules from Four Communications’ on-line stakeholder management product, The Centre.

Wael Al Lawati, chief executive officer of Omran, said:  “Omran has achieved a great deal in its short life, with a growing list of major tourism resorts and hotels already in the development pipeline.  Now we need to start building our profile, firstly within our own market and then internationally.

“Our choice of communications partner has been critical.  Four’s strength in the region, coupled with its experience in the real estate and tourism sectors, provided a compelling case and we are looking forward to a long and successful relationship.”


Ray Eglington, managing director – international of Four Communications Group plc, said:

"Tourism will be one of the key drivers of the Omani economy in the future and Omran will be one of the key drivers of the sector.  We need to communicate the organisation’s vision to a very wide range of audiences, from local communities to the global real estate and tourism industries.

“It is an incredibly exciting time for Omran and we are proud to be able to be a part of its story.”

 

Four Communications’ Omran account team will call on specialist skills in the company’s Abu Dhabi, Dubai and London offices to support its programme from Omran.

 

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Notes to Editors

About Four Communications

 

Four Communications Group plc was established in 2001 and is one of the fastest-growing independent communications agencies in the UK and the Gulf.  It has more than 140 staff operating from offices in London, Liverpool, Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

 

Four Communications is a fully integrated agency, offering public relations, public affairs, sports and arts sponsorship, design, advertising, corporate publishing, events, marketing, digital campaigns, and media planning and buying.

 

The company’s Dubai office opened in 2004 and its Abu Dhabi office in 2007.  Clients in the Gulf include Etihad Airways, Nakheel, Jumeirah Golf Estates, Omran, Bahrain Logistics Zone, Island Global Yachting, Hard Rock Hotels and Cirque du Soleil.

 

About Omran

 

Omran is the Government of Oman’s tourism development and investment arm.  It was established in 2005 with a mandate to develop the infrastructure and facilities required to expand the country’s existing tourism industry.  This is in support of the Government’s plan to develop tourism as a major national industry by 2020.

 

Omran aims to capitalise on the unrivalled natural scenery, the year-round sunshine, and the rich heritage of Oman in order to diversify the economy and offer new opportunities to the Omani people.  In doing so, Omran helps to promote Oman as a unique Middle Eastern destination.

 

This includes large-scale tourism projects which take advantage of the company’s development expertise.  Omran is currently involved in developing more than 10 resort-style projects with a project value in excess of USD $10 billion.  Specific projects include new resort villas, conference facilities, leisure resorts, golf courses and hotels as well as the refurbishment of some of the major existing international hotels.

 

In its developments, Omran puts the needs of the local and national Omani community first, striving to work in an environmentally, ecologically and socially responsible manner.

 

For more information:

Ray Eglington

Managing Director – International

Four Communications

Mob: +971 55 985 3365

Email: omran@fourcommunications.com

 


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