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Oman pitched as honeymoon and wedding venue

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Now people view Oman not just as a business destination but also as a leisure and wedding destination and as a great location for film shoots too. –Cio Datan/TIMES OF OMAN
Oman's Ministry of Tourism has been able to fruitfully engage wedding planners of India. The ministry had arranged trips for wedding planners to explore and feel Oman in all its splendour

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