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Salem Adi Al Mamari Salem Adi Al Mamari

Oman’s Hotel Occupancy Records Growth

The Oman Ministry of Tourism revealed the latest tourism figures for this summer, highlighting the success of its efforts to increase the sector’s contribution to the country’s economic growth.

According to statistics provided by Oman’s National Centre for Statistics and Information, a total of 872,000 guests stayed in the Sultanate’s three-five-star hotels between January and June.

In June alone, Oman’s hotel establishments welcomed 115,000 guests. During this period, the total occupancy rate in hotels rose to 37,6 percent from 2018 which recorded 36,1 percent.

In terms of revenues, three-five-star hotels posted a 34 percent rise compared to 2018. 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, tourism promotions department, 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.”