About Us

 


 

Established in 2004, Elite Travel Tourism is the leading Destination Management Company based in Oman that specialises in designing the most unforgettable tailor-made holidays in Oman and the United Arab Emirates. We are a dynamic, owner-managed business that is supported by a talented international team.

 

Our Story

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    Before 2005

    In those days, tourism in Oman and the service sector in general were still very young.

     

     

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    In 2005

    After almost 20 years in the hotel industry, Amur Hardan decided to change his perspective and founded Elite Travel & Tourism, making his passion his profession. He has never looked back. Amur was the first National entering into the travel trade, which was monopolized by expatriates back then.

     

     

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    In 2006

    Elite Tourism Dubai opened, to support the Oman operation across the border, in the United Arab Emirates.

     

     

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    In 2010

    Karen Hardan joined Elite after working 2 ½ decades in five star deluxe hotels all over the world. This meant the turning point for the company, which started capitalizing on the complementing and combined strength of their two managing owners, making Elite standing out from the rest.

     

     

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    In 2011

    The sport fishing division No Boundaries was founded. Located in the remote village Shuwaymiah in South Oman, it offers world-class sport fishing. Guests from all over the globe seek to hunt the famous rare bonefish amongst some other giant water species, for a photo trophy.

     

     

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    In 2013

    The Salalah branch opened. Elite guides, cars and a hotel representative are based there to service clients from within our own supply chain at the same high standard that they are accustomed to.

     

     

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    In 2016

    The Dubai office was strengthened with five experienced employees. They take care of our guests in the usual Elite quality in the entire UAE.

     

     

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    Today

    Elite has changed the tourism landscape in Oman significantly, thanks to Amur's bold move more than ten years ago. Today, Elite employs the biggest European sales & reservation team in Oman. With a large fleet of cars and a strong squad of foreign language guides, we pride ourselves to be one of the top 5 DMCs in the Sultanate.

     

     

Why Elite?



  • Philosophy

    Our aim is to create travel with a meaning while respecting the local culture and customs. We are helpful, fair, open for new ventures and aware of changes, which we educate our partners about.



  • Uniqueness

    We are the only German-Omani owner-managed incoming agency in the Sultanate. Unparalleled philosophy and competence define us. We provide niche products that we believe in. Our portfolio services class not mass. Excellent connections make extraordinary moments possible.



  • Dedication

    We turned our passion into our profession and do everything wholeheartedly. Leading by example and having the courage to explore new ways are our strength. The sky's the limit, no step is too far to satisfy our valued customers.



  • Commitment

    One for all and all for one: employees, suppliers and clients are our long-term partners. Through transparent and honest communication we create a tolerant, loyal and fair environment. Team spirit is a key factor for success. Without our varied and valued partners we would not be where we are today.



  • Responsibility

    We take the role as ambassadors of our beautiful country serious. Sustainability through protection of nature and culture, respecting local customs as well as providing employment to local people is our duty.



  • Quality

    All offers are tailor-made to the demand of our bespoke clientele. We train our employees continuously to ensure top quality during the reservation process and while in Oman. Staying in close contact with guests during their stay is our credo. Our services are sourced internally with own employees, cars and facilities.



  • Industry Relations

    With the combined experience of 120 years in tourism, the Elite management met all movers and shakers in the industry. We maintain excellent relations with hotels, suppliers and government. This results in preferred commercial agreements, priority access to inventory and fast solutions to challenges.



  • Financial Background

    Established for more than 10 years, we have a proven sound financial track record. Our sizeable liability insurance policy covers every eventuality.



  • Technology

    Our reservations system with integrated accounting and operations modules enables us to act and react fast and without fail. We have the latest technology including XML integration to serve any requirement.

 

 

Meet the Team

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Amur Hardan

Founder & Owner

 

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Karen Hardan

Managing Director

 

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Abdul Hakim Hardan

Deputy General Manager

 

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Aziz Badir

Director of Tourism

 

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Abdul Rahman 

Ibrahim 

Director of Finance

 

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Sherien Sherif

Tourism Manager

 

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Mohamed Allam

Assistant Branch Manager Salalah





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Responsible Tourism 


As proud ambassadors of beautiful Oman and the United Arab Emirates, we have a duty to take care of our environment, communities, customers, partners and employees.

 

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Leave no Trace

 

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Responsible
Ambassadors

 

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Respect the Hosts

 

 
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