Of these, 71,000 came by cruise ships. GCC visitors formed the largest group with 214,048 followed by Germans (62,749), Indians (53,042), Britons (35,942) and Italians (33,339). The total revenue of three to five-star hotels by the end of February this year stood at RO41mn with a total of 276,000 guests.
612,000 tourists visit sultanate till February
The sultanate saw a 16.5 per cent increase in visitors till the end of February this year as compared to the same period last year. According to the National Center for Statistics and Information as many as 612,000 tourists visited the sultanate till the end of February.