Wednesday, 20 Nov 2019 | 23 Rabi Al Awwal 1441
Salalah receives over 105,000 visitors in first three weeks

Salalah receives more than 105,000 guests in initial 3 weeks

The quantity of guests in the course of the third week alone (from July five to 11) stood at 48,452, up by 39.six per cent compared to the second week of the existing season, which reached 34,704, according to the most recent statistics about the khareef season released by the National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI).

Statistics show that 76.four per cent of the guests to Salalah in the course of the third week came by means of land routes at 37,76, a 155 per cent boost more than the quantity of these who came in the course of the identical period in 2017, when it was 14,539.

The quantity of guests who took land routes also elevated by 42.two per cent compared to the second week of the existing season. The second week registered 26,061 such guests.

In the third week of the existing season, 11,466 guests arrived in the Governorate of Dhofar by means of Salalah Airport, an boost of 47.five per cent more than the identical period of 2017, which registered 7,771 guests, NCSI mentioned.

Compared to the second week of the existing season, the quantity of guests reaching the governorate by means of the airport elevated by 32.7 per cent.

The quantity of guests on domestic flights elevated from five,774 in the second week to eight,064 in the third week. The quantity of guests on international flights elevated from two,869 in the second week to three,402 in the third week.

The GCC citizens, such as Omanis, accounted for 89.five per cent of the total guests in the course of the third week, reaching 43,459, up from 29,954 in the second week, followed by two,720 from Asian nations, up from two,380 in the course of the second week.

The quantity of guests from other Arab nations was 1,949 although the quantity from European nations rose to 262 compared to 238 in the second week.

The quantity of guests from other nations rose from 128 in the second week to 152 in the third week.

Statistics show that 76 per cent of guests to Salalah in the course of the third week are residents of the sultanate at 36,897 compared to 11,645 non-residents.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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