The total revenue of Omani hotels in the ( 3 – 5 ) star category fell by 61.4% to OMR 78 million until the end of November 2020 compared to OMR 202 million for the same period of the previous year.
In addition, hotel occupancy rates fell by 51% to reach 26.4% until the end of November 2020 against 53.9% for the same period of 2019, according the latest monthly statistics released by the National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI).
Meanwhile, the total number of guests in Omani hotels fell by 52.2% at the end of November 2020, reaching 759,421 guest from 1,590,387 guest for the same period of 2019.
Among the nationalities, Omanis constituted the maximum number of visitors, reaching 415,230 guest. This was followed by 173,484 European guests and 64,477 Asian tourists until the end of November 2020, the data released by NCSI revealed.
There was an overall drop in the number of guests of all nationalities until the end of November 2020; there was a fall in the number of GCC guests and American guests by 80.4% and 69.3% to reach 35,582 and 19,278 guests, respectively.
There was also a fall in the number of African, Oceanian and other Arab guests by 63.3%, 62.3% and 67.3%, respectively.
Omani hotels received 1,774,258 guest and the hotels generated a total revenue of OMR 229.5 million 2019.