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Meanwhile, the number of Arab guests stood at 9,472, compared to 7,212, an increase of 31.3 per cent in the last one year. The number of African guests reached 1,823, compared to 1,190, registering an increase of 53.2 per cent.
The European guests' number stood at 108,596 at the end of April 2014 compared to 81,645 during the same period in 2013, an increase of 33 per cent. The number of Asian guests during the period stood at 24,407 compared to 19,229, constituting an increase of 26.9 per cent.
The NCSI bulletin adds that the number of Americans stood at 11,121 by the end of April 2014, compared to 10,171 guests during the same period in 2013, registering an increase of 9.3 per cent.
The number of hotel guests from Oceania stood at 3,006 in comparison to 2,439 during the same period in 2013, an increase of 23.2 per cent. Guests hailing from other nationalities stood at 7,508, compared to 5,928 during the same period in 2013, registering a growth of 26.7 per cent.
The bulletin stated that four and five star hotels' occupancy rate rose by 71.6 per cent at the end of April 2014, compared to 66.9 per cent during the same period in 2013, constituting a growth of seven per cent.