Leisure & Hospitality Asians and Europeans boost Oman hotel revenue By Pramod Kumar August 30, 2023 Oman News Agency European tourists surged 44.4 percent to 259,649, while hotel guests from Asian countries stood at 163,779, an increase of 47.1 percent year on year Visitors from Asia and Europe helped to drive strong growth in Oman’s tourism industry in July. Revenues of 3-to-5-star hotels in Oman rose 27.8 percent year on year to OMR122.53 million ($318.25 million) by the end of July 2023. Oman working on $11bn integrated tourism projects Oman tourism goals face an uphill road to success Total hotel guest numbers increased 25.8 percent to 1.09 million during the month, compared with 872,796 in the same period a year ago. Hotel occupancy grew 10.3 percent year on year, state-run Oman News Agency reported, citing data from the National Centre for Statistics and Information. European tourists surged 44.4 percent to 259,649, while hotel guests from Asian countries stood at 163,779, an increase of 47.1 percent year on year. There were 99,947 tourists from GCC countries, rising 19.1 percent annually. Arrivals from the US in July reached 33,420, up 3.3 percent. Last month, Oman granted 19 licences for developing integrated tourism complexes with investments worth OMR4.38 billion ($11.37 billion). Projects worth OMR3.12 billion are in the pre-implementation phase across Muscat, Dhofar, South Al Sharqiyah, South Al Batinah and Musandam governorates. These projects will have 81 hotels, including 16,576 keys, 2,552 apartment hotels and villas, as well as 42,617 housing units.