Sunday, 24 Jan 2021
As part of World Tourism Day, the National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI) prepared a bulletin covering information and statistical data on development of the tourism sector in the sultanate.

Sultanate’s tourism income reaches RO1.25bn in 2017

World Tourism Day is celebrated on September 27 each and every year. According to the report, tourism income in Oman totalled RO1.25bn in 2017, of which RO342.3mn, or 27.four per cent, was from inbound vacationers, although the remaining RO909.1mn (72.six per cent) was from domestic tourism. This integrated receipts from Oman Air and travel agencies regardless of the final location.

According to the NCSI statistics, the quantity of guests to the sultanate practically doubled throughout the final 5 years from 2013 to 2017. The percentage of guests per day rose by 1.six per cent to 885,810 guests in 2017 compared to 2016. The total inbound tourism expenditure reached RO342.3mn in 2017, a six.1 per cent boost more than RO322.5mn in 2016, with the typical expenditure per visitor reaching RO105.1. This was a substantial boost of four.five per cent compared to 2016 when the total expenditure per visitor totalled RO100.six. Accommodation solutions accounted for 34 per cent of inbound tourism expenditure, followed by air transport solutions at 27.five per cent, meals and beverages solutions at 15.1 per cent, and buying at 11.four per cent.

The total quantity of outbound tourism rose by 48.1 per cent among 2013 and 2017, totalling six.4mn. Total outbound tourism expenditure was RO462.7mn in 2017, which was a five.six per cent reduce from RO490.3mn in 2016.

The bulletin includes indicators of the Omani tourism sector from 2013-17 as nicely as the application of Tourism Satellite Accounts (TSA), which represents a new statistic methodology for organising tourism statistics information. All the essential statistical information had been offered by ministries, government bodies and private institutions.

The ROP, the Ministry of Tourism and Oman Airports also contributed. The bulletin summarises all the information below 5 common indicators of tourism statistics for 2013-17: inbound tourism, outbound tourism, TSA, accommodation solutions, and guests to the Salalah Tourism Festival. Total direct worth added reached RO728.3mn in 2017, which was 1.9 per cent boost more than RO714.9mn in 2016. The year 2015 witnessed a substantial boost in direct worth from RO689.5mn in 2014 to RO732.2mn in 2015.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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