Oman’s tourism revenue crosses $1 billion mark

MUSCAT, Oman - Oman’s tourism receipts touched $1.09 billion in 2012 putting the sultanate’s share in the Middle East international tourism income at 2.3 per cent, said a report.

Oman’s tourism revenue crosses $1 billion mark

MUSCAT, Oman – Oman’s tourism receipts touched $1.09 billion in 2012 putting the sultanate’s share in the Middle East international tourism income at 2.3 per cent, said a report.

The sultanate’s income in 2011 was $996 million, said the Muscat Daily report based on the 2012 figures released recently in the ‘Tourism Highlights 2013’ by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO).

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The three leading GCC nations in international tourism receipts for 2012 were UAE ($10.4 billion), Saudi Arabia ($7.43 billion) and Qatar ($2.85 billion). While Oman stood fourth, Kuwait collected $425mn while 2012 data for Bahrain was unavailable.

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