Wednesday, 24 Jul 2019 | 21 Dhul Qidah 1440
Salalah sees over 444,000 visitors during khareef season

Salalah sees more than 444,000 guests in the course of khareef season

The quantity of guests improved by 16.9 per cent to 143,892 compared to 123,080 guests in the course of the fifth week of the present season.

NCSI report also shows that the quantity of guests who arrived by land in the course of the finish of the sixth week improved by 81 per cent to 360,379 compared to 227,114 guests in the course of the exact same period final year, registering a rise of 58.7 per cent. The report also showed an improve of 18.five per cent to 122,073 from 102,979 guests in the fifth week of the season final year.

A total of 84,321 guests reached the Governorate of Dhofar by air, an improve of 12.two per cent more than the exact same period in 2017. In 2017, 75,182 folks visited the governorate in the course of the exact same period by way of air route.

The quantity of guests by air also has improved by eight.five per cent compared to the fifth week of the present season, with the quantity of arrivals by domestic flights escalating from 14,762 in the fifth week to 16,339 in the sixth week. The quantity of guests arriving by international flights reached five,480 in the sixth week compared to five,339 in the fifth week.

Tourists from Gulf area, which includes Omanis, accounted for 93.five per cent of the total guests (415,578) to Salalah in the course of the khareef season in the sixth week, compared to 266,865 in the course of the exact same period of 2017, a rise of 55.7 per cent. The quantity of Asian guests to the festival stood at 15,933, down from 24,739 in the course of the exact same period, a lower of 35.six per cent.

Of the total quantity of guests, 10,563 have been from other Arab nations, 1,642 from European nations, and 984 have been from other nations. The statistics also showed that 81.eight per cent, or 117,713 guests, in the course of the sixth week have been residents of the sultanate and 26,179 have been non-residents.

With inputs from ONA

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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