Oman’s inbound visitors reach 111k in Nov; Records YoY increase

By Amirtha P S, Desk Reporter
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According to the new monthly report issued by the Omani government agency National Center for Statistics and Information (NCSI), the number of visitors leaving from the Sultanate until the end of November 2021 was about 1.6 million, compared to 471,000 inbound visitors.

The total number of visitors who came to the Sultanate during the month of November 2021 was 111,000, compared to 13,000 visitors a year ago, the statistics issued by NCSI showed.

As per the report, about 43,316 visitors to the Sultanate were Gulf nationalities, marking 38.8 percent, which is the highest. The second position was held by India with 14.7 percent followed by Yemenis 5.2 percent, and Germans 4.4 percent. Last month the Omani guests constituted the highest percentage of visitors.

Omanis constituted 60.4 percent of the visitors traveling outside the country in November, an increase of 128,000 travelers from the previous year. 

According to the NCSI data, the revenue from hotels with a rating of 3-5 stars reached $342 million during the month of November of 2021, compared to $1.5 billion during the same month of 2020, an increase of 113.1 percent. In October 2021, the total revenues of these hotels fell by 3.5 percent to $180 million, compared to $187 million in the same period last year.

The number of guests in 3-5 star hotels reached 123,600, compared to 84,500 guests during the same period of last year, an increase of 64.3 percent. The occupancy rate in these hotels was 46.8 percent, compared to 23.7 percent for the same month in 2020, an increase of 46.8 percent.

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