Holidaymakers from Europe up by 800% in Oman

Hotel revenues exceeded OMR 73 mn in May
Holidaymakers from Europe up by 800% in Oman
A happy family having lunch at a hotel

By the end of May, Oman’s hotels with three to five stars had generated revenues of 73.5 million riyals, a remarkable increase of 129 percent compared to the same period in 2021, according to media reports. The National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI) said in a statement that Oman saw a staggering increase of 809 percent in the number of tourists from Europe in May. 

The number of hotel guests has climbed by 46.2 percent with the occupancy rate in May 2022 recording 23.3 percent, data from NCSI revealed. 

More than 176,591 guests checked into Oman’s hotels in May, with the majority of them being European tourists. 

Gulf guests came in second, increasing by 778.5 percent from 5,783 at the end of May 2021 to 50,803 at the end of last May.

Meanwhile, the number of Omani guests fell by 9.2 percent, from 308,818 at the end of May 2021 to 280,306 at the end of May last year.

Additionally, the number of American guests at the end of May was approximately 23,747, representing a 2000.2 percent increase over the same period in 2021.

Oman lifted all Covid-19 restrictions in January after more than two years, allowing visitors to enter the country without having to undergo a PCR test. 

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