Oman’s foreign arrivals surge, GCC rank first
The number of people arriving in Oman has shot up by more than 400 percent in February 2022 compared to the same month a year ago, according to the Tourism Indicators Monthly Report.
The report published by the National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI) suggests that nationals of the other five GCC countries (UAE, Qatar, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and Bahrain) accounted for 45,148 people (36.9 percent) entering Oman, while Indian nationals accounted for 12.7 percent of the arrivals.
Citizens of France (4.2 percent) and Britain (four percent) also formed a portion of the incoming people.
According to the data, more people arriving in the country also meant a direct positive impact on revenue earned by hotels this year. Hotels rated three-to-five stars earned 16 million Omani Rial in February 2022 compared to 7 million Omani Rial in February 2021, pointing to an increase of nearly 136 percent in earnings compared to the same month in 2021.
Furthermore, the number of (3-5) star hotel guests climbed by more than 79 percent in February, resulting in a 34.4 percent increase in occupancy rate in these hotels compared to the same month in 2021.