The tourist arrivals surged by 56.1 per cent more than the identical period in 2017, which registered 192,392 guests, according to the most recent figures released by the National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI).
During the fifth week alone among July 19 and 25, tourist arrivals reached 122,728, registering a development of 71 per cent more than arrivals in the fourth week when 71,760 vacationers visited Salalah.
According to NCSI, 79.two per cent (237,954) of vacationers throughout the initial 5 weeks came by road, which shows a development of 73.two per cent more than the identical period final year. The quantity of vacationers who came by road for the identical period in 2017 stood at 137,366. The quantity also elevated by 82.five per cent compared with the second week of the season.
The quantity of vacationers was 102,627 in the fifth week, which is a considerable improve more than 56,235 who reached Salalah throughout the fourth week.
Those who came to the Governorate of Dhofar by air for the initial 5 weeks of the existing season touched 62,502, registering an improve of 13.six per cent more than the identical period in 2017, when 55,026 arrivals have been recorded.
When compared with the fourth week of the existing season, the quantity of arrivals by air elevated by 29.five per cent. The quantity of arrivals by means of domestic flights elevated from 10,584 in the fourth week to 14,762 in the fifth week. The quantity of arrivals by means of international flights elevated from four,941 in the fourth week to five,339 in the fifth week.
The GCC nationals, such as Omanis, have been 91.eight per cent of the total tourist arrivals in the 5-week period. It reached 275,727, a substantial improve from 160,658 throughout the identical period in 2017. They are followed by the Asian vacationers whose numbers dipped from 22,646 of the identical period in 2017 to 13,664 in the existing year.
The quantity of vacationers from other Arab nations stood at eight,883, although the quantity of European vacationers was 1,352. There have been 830 vacationers from other nations.
Information Source: Muscat Daily