Times of Oman
Hotels in Oman register rise in revenues, shows NCSI data
October 17, 2017 | 9:46 PM
by ONA
There was a 33.1 per cent rise in number of guests from European countries to 366,733 at the end of August this year compared 275,633 at the end of August last year. Photo-File
 
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Muscat: There was a 2.3 per cent increase in revenue of three-five star hotels in the Sultanate until the end of August this year compared to the August 2016.

Total number of guests until the end of August this year was 994,243 according to the data released by the National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI). In August this year, there were 129,504 guests in three-five star hotels compared to 106,115 guests in July this year.

The total occupancy rate grew 0.6 per cent to 54.6 per cent at the end of August 2017 compared to 54.3 per cent at the end of August last year. The total revenue from three-five star hotels reached to OMR121.3 million at the end of August this year compared to OMR118.5 million at the end of August 2016, according to

the data.



There was a 33.1 per cent rise in number of guests from European countries to 366,733 at the end of August this year compared 275,633 at the end of August

last year.

Guests from GCC countries fell to 144,722 this year compared to 151,042 at the end of August last year, a decline of 4.2 per cent. The total number of guests from African countries witnessed a 25.5 per cent growth to 6,519 at the end of August 2017 compared to 5,195 at the end of August last year.

Guests from other Arab countries witnessed a 6.3 per cent decline to 43,200 at the end of August compared to 46,119 guests at the end of August last year.

Interestingly, there was an 18.4 per cent decline in the number of Omani guests at three-five star hotels at the end of August this year to 275,852 compared to 338,041 guests until the end of August 2016.

Guests from the American countries too registered a 3.5 per cent decline from 34,273 at the end of August last year to 33,057 at the end of August this year. The number of Asian guests at three-five star hotels during the period under review declined 7.8 per cent to 104,173 compared to 112,963 during the same period in 2016.

There was a 1.4 per cent growth in the number of guests from Oceanian countries until the end of August this year to 8,093 compared to 7,978 guests until the end of August 2016.

The number of guests whose nationality was not stated declined 34.9 per cent from 18,270 at the end of August last year to 11.894 guests at the end of August 2017, according to NCSI data.

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