However, the outlook is not entirely negative. Intra-regional travel made up for some of the decline in Western visitors, and the UAE, for example, recorded overall growth in tourist arrivals in 2001. Some of the losses sustained from lower average revenue per room were made up for by increased occupancy rates: in Muscat these climbed 7 per cent to 64 per cent and in Riyadh also increased slightly. Overall the study predicted no growth in the tourism sector for 2002, but expansion beginning again in 2003.