14.6% rise in Oman's hotel revenue

Muscat - 

The total revenue of Omani hotels in the three-to-five-star category rose by 14.6 per cent to RO22.7mn in January this year as compared to RO19.8mn in the same period of 2018.

However, hotel occupancy rates fell by 2.7 per cent to reach 62.4 per cent in January against 64.2 per cent last year, according the latest monthly statistics released by the National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI).

Meanwhile, the total number of guests in Omani hotels showed a significant increase of 6.9 per cent reaching 145,123 from 135,796 guests for the same period of 2018.

Europeans constituted the maximum number of visitors (62,167) followed by Omanis (37,380), Asians (16,006) and GCC nationals (11,959) till the end of January, the data released by NCSI revealed.

However, there was a drop in the number of American, Oceanian, and other Arab guests by 13.6 per cent, 13.2 per cent, and one per cent to reach 5,503, 1,769 and 5,529 respectively. Omani hotels received 1.49mn guests and generated a total revenue of RO214.1mn in 2018.

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