Oman hosts about 180k visitors in December 2021; Reports 384% growth

By Salma C, Intern Reporter
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According to the latest data issued by the National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI), the number of visitors coming to Oman during December 2021 amounted to about 180,000, an increase of 384 percent compared to 37,000 visitors during the same period of 2020.

As per the report, the number of GCC visitors reached 75,839 accounting for 42 percent of the total visitors during December 2021. Indian visitors constituted 12.7 percent of the total visitors, Germans constituted 5.4 percent, Yemenis accounted for 4.8 percent of the total visitors during December 2021.

As for the number of departures from Oman during December 2021, they amounted to 336,000, an increase of 245,000 departures compared to the same month of the previous year.

Omani departures also increased by 161,000, contributing to 60.7 percent of the total departures during December 2021.

The revenues of 3-5-star hotels amounted to $45.5 million during the period, compared to $18 million during the same month in 2020, a growth of 149.2 percent. The number of guests in these hotels reached 136,000 during December 2021, compared to 84,500 guests during the same period of the previous year, contributing to a rise of 61.4 percent.

The occupancy rate reached 47.5 percent in December 2021, compared to 26.7 percent for the same period in 2020, going up by 77.6 percent. Meanwhile, the total number of visitors to Oman reached 652,000 by the end of December 2021, while the number of departures (Omani and expatriates) reached 1,900,000 by the end of 2021.

GCC visitors were the highest as their number reached 293,125 followed by 106,042 visitors from India, 41,923 visitors from Yemen, 19,326 visitors from Pakistan, and 18,173 visitors from Egypt.

As per the NCSI report, the total revenues of 3-5 star hotels amounted to $264.2 million until the end of December 2021, with 1,200,000 guests visited in those hotels.

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