Muscat, 27 Jul (ONA) — The total revenues of Omani hotels in the (3-5) star category fell by 35.8% to RO 37,013,000 until the end of June 2021, compared to RO 57,670,000 during the same period of the previous year.
Hotels occupancy rates increased by 3.7% to reach 34.0%, compared to 32.8% for the same period in 2020, according to the statistics released by the National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI).
Meanwhile, the total number of guests in hotels went up by 22.6% to stand at 522,329 guests compared to 425,905 in June 2020.
Among the nationalities, the Omani guests constituted the maximum number of visitors to stand at 369,666 guests compared to 139,798 during the same period of the previous year, comprising a surge by 164.4%. This was followed by 74,127 Asian guests compared to 42,722 in June 2020, comprising a rise by 73.5%.
The number of Arab guests (from non-GCC countries) reached 21,630 while the European guests stood at 21,215 and the Americans at 8,993.
The number of GCC guests reached 6,318 followed by the Oceanians with 2,956, the Africans with 1,966, and 15,458 guests from other nationalities.