According to the Ministry of Heritage and Tourism (MHT), inbound visitor figures have surged 95.1% in January-May 2023 compared to the same period in 2022, indicating a promising recovery of the sultanate’s tourism industry, the news site
The surge in tourist arrivals has translated into impressive revenue growth for 3- to 5-star hotels in this period. MHT statistics reveal a substantial 34.7% increase in hotel revenues.
Moreover, the number of hotel guests has seen an increase of 27.3% to 800,952 recorded till the end of May 2023, compared to 629,143 in the corresponding period of the previous year. Occupancy rate has also risen 13.6%, Muscat Daily noted.
The robust performance of the tourism sector and the positive indicators witnessed in Oman showcase the sultanate’s ability to attract a higher influx of tourists. With the onset of winter season this year, MHT anticipates a continued surge in visitor numbers and increased revenue generation, further fuelling the recovery of the tourism industry, the article concluded.