Oman’s hotel occupancy rate rises to 35%


Muscat: The total number of hotel guests in 3 to 5 stars in the Sultanate until the end of last September reached 834,255, compared to 604,940 guests registered during the same period in 2020, registering an increase of 37.9 percent, according to statistics issued by the National Center of Statistics and Information (NCSI).

The statistics indicated that hotel revenues until the end of last September amounted to RO 59,273,000, a decrease of 11.7 percent compared to the same period of the year 2020 which amounted to 67,136,000.

The occupancy rate for this year was 35 percent, compared to 27.3 percent during the same period last year 2020.

As per the statistics, the number of Omani guest increased by 115.8 percent, bringing their number to 619,194, compared to 286,867 in the same period last year, followed by

Asian guests with about 98,752 guests, compared to 55,040 in the 2020, with an increase of 79.5 percent, followed by Arab guests from other non-Gulf countries with 32,151 inmates, then European guests with 29,732 inmates, and From the Americas- 13,259, the number of Gulf nationals reached 13,452 inmates, 3,916 inmates from Oceania, 2,868 inmates from the African continent, and 20,933 inmates from other nationalities.

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