Oman witnessed a decline of 25.4% in variety of guests in 2021 in contrast to the 12 months in the past interval. This drop is attributed to the continued Covid-19 pandemic.
According to the National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI), as many as 652,000 folks visited the Sultanate of Oman final 12 months. Oman noticed 874,444 guests in 2020, 3,506,441 in 2019, which was 8.2 per cent greater than the 2018 determine of three,241,757. According to the most recent figures by NCSI, GCC residents have been among the many prime nationalities that visited the Sultanate in the 12 months of 2021. They have been adopted by Indian, Yemeni, and Pakistani residents.
While 22,322 folks from the UAE visited Oman in 2021, 106,042 Indian nationals additionally visited the sultanate.
Moreover final 12 months, 41,823 visited from Yemen, 19,326 from Pakistan, 18,173 from Egypt, 17,000 from Germany, 13,955 from England, 12,976 from Italy and 12,729 from Iran amongst others.
The Ministry of Heritage and Tourism (MHT) confirmed that the rationale for the decline of holiday makers is the outbreak of COVID-19, which affected this very important sector. The ministry additionally confirmed that there have been 193,467 cruise ship guests in 2018, 383,488 in 2019 and 109,647 in 2020 – a lower of 71.4 per cent in contrast to 2019.
According to the info launched by the Directorate General of Heritage and Tourism in Dhofar, the variety of guests to the Land of Frankincense websites in the Governorate of Dhofar final 12 months stood at 43,174. The variety of guests to Al Baleed Archeological Park and the Museum of the Frankincense Land reached 27,962, whereas the guests of Samahram Archeological Site stood at 12,916. Moreover, the variety of guests to the Wubar Archeological Site reached 2,296.
(Source: Muscat Daily)