Oman hotels register more than 850,000 guests in H1, generating around $3million in revenues

Published: 15 September 2019 - 9:30 a.m.
By: Priyanka Praveen
A total of 872,000 guests stayed in Oman’s three-to-five star hotels between January and June 2019, generating OMR 116 million (around US$3 million) in revenues, data by the Sultanate’s National Centre for Statistics and Information (NSCI) revealed.

In June 2019 alone, Oman’s hotel establishments registered 115,000 guests. During this period, the total occupancy rate in hotels rose to 37.6% from last year’s 36.1%.

In terms of revenues, three-to-five star hotels generated OMR 11.4 million ($2.96 million) in the month of June compared to OMR 8.5 million in June 2018, posting a 34% rise.

In addition, a total of 1,081 rooms have been added into Oman’s hospitality sector, with the largest number of units being added in the capital, Muscat.

Salem Adi Al Mamari, director general of the tourism promotions department at Oman Ministry of Tourism said: “Oman has truly become a haven for travellers from the GCC and Asian countries who seek to temporarily escape the heatwave. This, coupled with our highly focused efforts to attract more tourists through various digital and marketing campaigns and initiatives, earned us highly encouraging results during these past months. We will continue working towards further increasing these numbers and we look forward to organising more promotional tours and unique activities to effectively showcase Oman’s tourism offerings in regional and global markets.”

Oman’s Ministry of Tourism is working on the development of more mid-market hospitality properties across the country. In this regard, the Ministry of Tourism has identified 14 designated areas for tourist clusters.

Packages of hotel and entertainment projects have been envisioned for each of these areas.

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