Ras Al Khaimah expected to exceed its annual visitor target

Published on : Friday, July 14, 2017

indexTourism chiefs in Ras Al Khaimah are of the opinion that the emirate is on track to exceed its annual visitor target after hotels reported a 10 percent year-on-year increase regarding international guest arrivals during the first six months of 2017.


The Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA), which develops the emirate’s tourism infrastructure and initiates its domestic and overseas promotions, said that the average hotel occupancy increased to 72.7 percent.


The occasion of Ramadan also saw a significant increase in visitor arrivals, with the emirate’s hotels reporting a 37.6 percent year-on-year increase compared with the same period last year.


With Ras Al Khaimah targeting 900,000 visitor arrivals during 2017, the emirate has already recorded half-year guest arrivals of 390,499 between January and June. Ras Al Khaimah’s four largest source markets remain Germany, Russia, the UK and India while emerging destinations continue to be key contributors with considerable growth from Kazakhstan and the Czech Republic.

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