ACI Recommended Hotels

ACI EUROPE has reserved discounted hotel accommodation for varying budgets, at a number of hotels in Oman, which can be requested through our hotel booking agency Zahara Tours. We recommend that you book your accommodation as soon as possible to receive preferential room rates, which are available for a limited time only. Further details on how to secure your hotel accommodation will be emailed to you as part of your registration confirmation email.

Hotel bookings – please only use authorised partners

A number of unauthorised service providers are in the habit of contacting attendees to offer hotel reservation services. These companies charge significant booking and credit card fees and can enact stringent cancellation policies.

Please note that none of these companies represent ACI EUROPE or PPS Publications.

Important Visa Information

Airport Exchange attendees should be mindful of visa entry requirements prior to travelling to Muscat, noting that all visitors entering Oman must have a travel visa. The majority of attendees (originating from the countries listed in Group 1) can collect their visa upon arrival into Muscat International Airport or they can pre-arrange their visa online using this link:

The below listed nationalities are eligible to obtain an Oman Tourist Visa on arrival at Muscat International Airport at a charge of Omani Rial (OMR) 20/EURO 52/USD 53

List of Group- 1 Countries

Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Estonia, Finland, France, French Guiana, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Republic Of   (South), Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Former Yugoslav Republic Of, Malaysia, Malta, Moldova, Republic Of, Monaco, Netherlands Kingdom Of The, New Zealand, Norway, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Slovenia,  South Africa, Spain, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Province Of China, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States Of America, Uruguay, Vatican City State (Holy See), Venezuela

Please note that if your country is not listed in Group 1, you will be required to apply for a sponsored visa well in advance. Sponsored visa’s can take 8-9 working days to process and 15-20 working days for groups of 10 and above (excluding Fri, Sat & Public Holidays). 

Sponsored visa’s are subject to Immigration formalities and cost USD 100 per person. They can be pre-arranged through our hotel booking agency Zahara Tours by adding a visa onto your accommodation booking through the ACI Recommended Hotels link that will be sent in your registration confirmation.

If you require assistance, please contact:
Travel and visa arrangements are the responsibility of the individual.

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InterVISTAS Consulting Group
Rostock Airport
Sydney Airport
Brussels Airport Company
Emirates Airline
PT Angkasa Pura II (Persero)

It is our first time at ACI Airport Exchange, although we have visited other shows in the US, and we will definitely be attending this show next year. We are a niche market with our greenEMAS solution, but the customers that have come by have been interesting and valuable.

Göran Felldin

This year has been very, very good. We’ve met many new customers, and we have also been able to learn about and see other new solutions and products in the market. Customers, airports and airlines have tried to learn more about our self-tagging products and we have been very pleased with not just the results, but also the venue, the location and the food. ACI Airport Exchange is very good for not only the external market, but also the internal market.

Borry Vrieling, Founder and Managing Director

It has been really good and we have made some very interesting and good contacts. At these kind of conferences and exhibitions it isn’t so much about the footfall – you only need one good contact to make it worth attending.

Liz Sian

The venue itself is pretty spectacular and there has been some really key players from different sectors in the market showcasing at the exhibition. The conference topics have been really great and relevant, particularly with İGA’s involvement and the focus on the new airport. We have had a very productive few days and people have been very open about their challenges, such as maximising airport infrastructure.

Nick Stevens, Senior Solution Architect

It has been very good – we’ve had many planned and unplanned meetings here and it has been a good show. We’ve attended ACI Airport Exchange four or five times, and it is the event that is on our list to attend every year.

Matthew Horsman

My time here has given me a better understanding about Turkish Airlines, and the new airport, which are areas that I am particularly interested in given that we provide construction and operation expertise to İGA, and it has provided some very valuable social opportunities.

Kwang Sik Song

I thought the conference sessions were really well organised and informative and the flow of the sessions have been organised very well. There have been lots of very interesting and relevant topics, and I haven’t been to any that are boring. People always question whether it is worth taking the time out of day jobs to attend conferences, and for me it absolutely has been worth it. Valuable connections, and very valuable information.

Tijen Cirig, Director, Airport Solutions

ACI always put on an incredible event and always offers fantastic networking opportunities, the conference and exhibition showcases the perfect balance between networking and meeting new people and customers.

Meric Döner

It has been a really good event and exhibition. It is the best of cultures between Europe and Asia, and of course with Turkey being one of the key drivers for aviation it is the right place and locations to do it, especially with the new airport. The most important part of the event is the exchange between Europe and Asia – even though aviation is a global business, the exchange between these two regions is very positive.

Pedro Alves, Business Development Manager

ACI Airport Exchange been very good and extremely well attended this year. I went to a couple of conference sessions, and I really enjoyed them. The sessions presented great information, particularly the keynote address with Dr Sani Şener, Member of the ACI Governing Board and CEO TAV Airports Holding and TAV Construction, and Mertol Genç, General Manager İGA Havalimanları. I have also thoroughly enjoyed the networking and social events.

LeeAnn Levesque, President and CEO

It has been an amazing event. It has been exceptionally well organised and on such a massive scale – the scale of the event matches the scale of the new Istanbul airport! It has been a wonderful showcase for İGA and Istanbul New Airport, and for delegates to learn about this new mega-hub. The social events and networking opportunities have been great as always, and the entertainment was outstanding. The exhibition was also very impressive, and well set out.

Johan Schölvinck, Vice-President Commercial

ACI Airport Exchange has been superbly organised, as always. I found the conference sessions very interesting, and it has been a fantastic forum for both learning and networking

Dr Rainer Schwarz, Managing Director

The conference sessions have been interesting, informative and contained diverse thoughts about the future. Most of the sessions I have attended have been based around security as this is the sector I work in. They have addressed all the things that airports are talking about, from contract management to security infrastructure and technology, and always connecting back to the passenger experience.

Kyile Whyte, Security Infrastructure & Equipment Manager

The conference sessions have been a very good source of exchange and experiences. There has been a good level of interaction between the speakers and the audience, which has allowed us all to share opinions. The networking opportunities have been fantastic, and really enjoyed the spectacular social events.

Florence Muls

It has been very interesting to hear from specialist speakers across the customer journey – it is clear that the value chain is becoming more aligned, and we are seeing more cooperation. The format of the conference sessions has worked very well, with a high level of debate and interaction with the audience. ACI Airport Exchange is also clearly very valuable in terms of networking opportunities.

Richard Jewsbury, Divisional Senior Vice President Projects

The event has been excellent and informative. I have found the conference sessions very interesting – there was lots of interaction and debate. The exhibition has been great, with a huge amount of companies to see. I have enjoyed the networking opportunities.

Daan Achmad, Director of Human Capital, General Affairs & IT