Foto Friday – Oman

Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, Muscat, Oman, photo by Sallie Volotzky

Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, Muscat, Oman, photo by Sallie Volotzky

Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, Muscat, Oman, photo by Sallie Volotzky

Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, Muscat, Oman, photo by Sallie Volotzky

Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, Muscat, Oman, photo by Sallie Volotzky

Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, Muscat, Oman, photo by Sallie Volotzky

Al Hamra village, Oman, photo by Sallie Volotzky

Al Hamra village, Oman, photo by Sallie Volotzky

local entertainment in the Sharquiya Sands desert of Oman, photo by Sallie Volotzky

local entertainment in the Sharquiya Sands desert of Oman, photo by Sallie Volotzky

 

Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Oman: A Few Photos from Our Recent Arabian Peninsula Fam Trip

A couple of weeks ago our fam group returned from the Arabian Peninsula, specifically the UAE and Oman, bringing with them some great stories and thousands of photographs that I’m still happily sorting through. For those of you not in the travel industry, “fam” is short for familiarization and a fam trip is a discounted trip offered by a travel supplier to travel agents to educate them on a particular destination, product or service. In this case, Ya’lla Tours is the travel supplier. Our policy has always been to work with travel agents, not directly with travelers, so we put a lot of emphasis on educating travel agents about our destinations, which can be tricky to sell to Americans (the Middle East, Cuba…)

The Arabian Peninsula is a new product for Ya’lla Tours, just launched over the Summer of 2013. So, in addition to travel agency owners, managers and senior agents, most of our sales team traveled on the fam trip. In the coming weeks, we’ll roll out impressions of the experience here on the blog, in words and images, from some of the trip participants. We’ll start with some random images just to whet your appetite:

DUBAI

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OMAN

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ABU DHABI

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