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Khareef tourists spent RO66mn in 2017

Khareef vacationers spent RO66mn in 2017

According to a survey performed by the NCSI in between June 21 and September 21, 2017, typical per capita costs improved from RO101 in 2016 to RO103 in 2017.

The occupancy level touched 35.three per cent of total tourism expenditure whilst spending on purchasing, transportation and entertainment was 22.four per cent, meals and drink comprised 22.six per cent of the total costs.

In July and August, hotel income from meals and drink in Dhofar recorded the highest level at 82.six per cent and 70.eight per cent respectively. Other revenues of the hotels improved in July and August, reflecting a clear improve in tourists’ spending on other things.

In total, leisure and entertainment tourism was 90.eight per cent which is valued as RO60mn of the total tourism expenditure in 2017.

Business tourism valued as five.two per cent of total expenditure.

Total withdrawals from ATMs in Dhofar in the course of the khareef season in 2017 had been RO523.77mn, exactly where as peak time for these withdrawals had been in August at RO108.473mn, comprising an improve by 20.five per cent more than the prior month.

Since most of the guests had been households, comprising an typical size of 5 persons, the preferred sort of accommodations had been apartments and furnished homes, which led the total expenditure on this sort of housing to exceed RO48mn, comprising 73 per cent of the total expenditure of vacationers on housing.

The quantity of nights spent in the course of the khareef season in 2017 was four.350mn compared to four.396mn in the 2016 season, with a decline of 1 per cent.

Statistics show that Omanis comprise 78 per cent of the total tourists’ nights compared to 77 per cent in the 2016 season, a development of .7 per cent.

The GCC vacationers, which includes Omanis comprised 89.three per cent of the total vacationers. The quantity of Omani vacationers stood at 458,579 which is 71.1 per cent of the total quantity, whilst the quantity of guests from the UAE touched 57,352, comprising eight.9 per cent of total. The quantity of vacationers from Saudi Arabia stood at 39,115 comprising six.1 per cent of total in the course of the khareef season in 2017. The quantity of vacationers from Qatar stood at eight,076 guests, comprising 1.three per cent, Kuwaitis stood at six,612, comprising 1 per cent, Bahrain vacationers had been six,672, comprising 1 per cent, and other Arab vacationers stood at 16,616, constituting two.six per cent of total. Asian vacationers had been 44,801, comprising six.9 per cent whilst vacationers of other nationalities had been 7,508 constituting 1.two per cent of total in the course of the season.

Although, the primary cause for the slight fall in the quantity of guests in 2017 was due to the late onset of khareef season and beginning of college year, the quantity of vacationers in the season maintained annual development price of 11.9 per cent given that 2015.

The tourism for entertainment objective was 93.eight per cent in terms of the quantity of guests whilst the rest three.two per cent had been for company and two.three per cent for going to family members and buddies.

The quantity of vacationers of khareef season who came by means of land routes had been the highest compared to these coming by means of flights. The quantity of vacationers who came by means of land routes stood at 478,872 which is 74.three per cent compared ro 166,059 vacationers who came by means of flights, comprising 25.7 per cent.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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