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Hotel Guests in Oman Decline 7.3pc by April 2021

Hotel Guests in Oman Decline 7.3pc by April 2021

Muscat, The total number of guests in the (3-5) star category in the Sultanate fell by 7.3% till the end of April 2021 to stand at 373,035 guests compared to 402,581 guests for the same period of 2020, according to data from the National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI).

The total revenues of these hotels also fell to RO 27.409 million by April 2021, compared to RO 55.174 million during the same period of the previous year, comprising a decline by 50.3%.

Meanwhile, the occupancy rate went down by 16.4% as it reached 35.9% compared to 42.9% during the same period in 2020.

Among the nationalities, the Omani guests constituted the highest number of visitors with an increase rate of 109.2% to stand at 254,466 guests compared to 121,648 guests last year. This was followed by Asian guests who reached 60.646 compared to 40,911 guests in 2020. The number of Europeans stood at 16,590 guests, Arab guests (excluding GCC countries) with 15,802, American guests with 6,605, GCC guests with 4,749, Oceanian guests with 2,346, African guests with 1,446, and 10,384 guests from other nationalities.

Source: Oman News Agency