September 2019, Muscat : The total revenue of Omani hotels in the three-to-five-star category rose by 9.3% to OMR 127.6 million until the end of July 2019, as compared to OMR 116.8 million for the same period from the previous year.
The latest monthly statistics were released by the National Center for Statistics and Information (NCSI).
The NCSI data also shows that hotel occupancy rates fell by 6.8%, reaching 53.3% at the end of July 2019, as compared to 57.1% from 2018.
Meanwhile, the total number of guests in Omani hotels showed a significant increase by 19.4% in the seven-month period of 2019, reaching 989,547 guests from 828,754 guests in 2018.
Among the nationalities, Europeans constituted the maximum number of visitors, reaching up to 355,865 European guests, followed by 284,409 Omani guests and 121,113 Asian guests until the end of July 2019.
The NCSI data showed a rise in the number of American guests, GCC and other Arab guests by 23.5%, 4.4% and 16.2% to reach 38,214, 107,743 and 42,381 guests respectively. However, there was a 7.8% drop in the number of African guests and 2.7% drop from Oceanic guests, reaching down to 6,552 and 8,678 guests respectively.
Omani hotels received 1.5 million guests, and the hotels generated a total revenue of OMR 214.1 million in 2018.