The revenues of 3 to 5-star hotels in Oman fell by 62.9 per cent and number of guests saw a decline of 52.5 per cent in 2020 compared to 2019.
According to the preliminary statistics issued by the National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI) on the main indicators of 3 to 5-star hotels, the occupancy rate was only 26.4 per cent in 2020.
‘The fall in revenues of 3 to 5-star hotels until the end of December 2020 was 62.9 per cent, reaching RO85.77mn, compared to 229.53mn at the end of December 2019,’ NCSI stated.
The total number of guests until the end of December 2020 reached 842,491 guests, a fall of 52.5 per cent compared to the same period in 2019, during which the number of guests was 1,774,258.
The statistics showed that the Omani customers constituted the largest number of hotel guests in 2020 (479,336), followed by Europeans (176,743), Asians (72,513), Gulf nationals (37,357) and Arabs from other Arab countries other than the Gulf (23,943).
There were 20,668 guests from the Americas, 6,345 from Oceania, 4,243 from Africa, and 21,343 guests from other nationalities.