The key indicators of the hotel industry in the Sultanate of Oman registered a significant increase in the past year, compared with 2013, reports Argaam citing recent data.
Revenue amounted to OMR216.53 million, compared with OMR198.84m in 2013, according to data released by the National Centre for Statistics and Information.
Hotel revenues during the past year included OMR126.32m as revenue from rooms, a revenue of OMR50.58m from food and OMR24.77m was the revenue from beverages, while other income amounted to OMR4.86m.
The number of hotels increased from 266 in 2013 to 287 in 2014, which led to a rise in employment, requiring 10,763 workers in the sector.
The number of nights spent over the past year reached 2.69m nights, compared with 2.52m nights in 2013.
Omanis spent 895,000 nights in 2014, visitors from the neighbouring Gulf states spent 258,000 nights, other Arabs – 145,000 nights, while the number of nights spent by the Europeans and Asians in 2014 reached 511,000 nights.