984 thousand visitors to the Sultanate during the first quarter of this year

alwatan: The number of visitors received by the Sultanate during the first quarter of this year 2018 (984) thousand visitors, while the total number of visitors to cruise ships 111 thousand visitors until the end of March.
According to the Tourism Indicators Report of March 2018 issued by the National Center for Statistics and Information, the top five nationalities of visitors came from the Gulf, with 343.1 thousand visitors, Germans with 109.2 thousand visitors, Indians with 86.3 thousand visitors, while the number of British nationality 59.4 thousand visitors , And finally Italian nationality with 47.7 thousand visitors.
The number of visitors to the Sultanate during the month of March was 371 thousand visitors, a rise of 24.6 percent compared to the same period last year. The Gulf visitors ranked first with 128 thousand visitors, accounting for 34.5 percent of the nationalities were German, Indian and British Ranked second, third and fourth respectively, accounting for 12.5 percent, 9 percent and 6.3 percent in March.
The report pointed out that the visitors to cruise ships reached 111 thousand visitors by the end of the first quarter of 2018, where the German tourists ranked first with 49.2 thousand visitors, Italian tourists reached 11.7 thousand visitors, and the British number of more than 9 thousand visitors, and the Dutch number 3.9 thousand Visitor, and finally the Americans with 3.2 thousand visitors.
The report pointed out that the number of visitors to cruise ships during the month of March was 40 thousand visitors, a decrease of 11.2 percent compared with the same period last year, where the European visitors accounted for 88.7 percent of the total visitors, mostly German nationality and by 54 percent.
According to the report, total hotel revenues reached RO 65 million at the end of the first quarter of 2018, with a total number of 430,000 guests. Hotels with a rating of 3 and 5 stars were RO 23.3 million Compared to RO 20.1 million during the same period of 2017, a rise of 16 percent, and the number of guests of these hotels 153 thousand guests during the month of March compared with 166 thousand guests during the same period of 2017, a decline of 7.9 percent, Occupancy in hotels (3 5) stars during the month of March last 73.9% compared to 68.5% during the same For the month of 2017, up 7.8 percent and.

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