The seven months of 2017 received almost 2.6 m hotel guests in Abu Dhabi

Published on : Friday, September 1, 2017

Abu DhabiIn the first seven months of this year, over 2.6 million guests were greeted by the Abu Dhabi hotels with an additional 4 percent growth recorded in August in comparison to July 2016, as per the datas released by Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority, TCA.

 
In the month of July, approximately 400,000 guests checked in the hotels of Abu Dhabi preserving an annual growth of 7 percent respectively.

 
At a recent report published by TCA, these figures were unveiled, showing that over 396,548 guests checked into 164 hotels and hotel apartments in emirate’s back in July bringing 928,502 guest nights. For the month, hotel revenues rose to AED327 million from 33,000 available rooms in total.

 
Abu Dhabi city, Al Ain and Al Dhafra – the three main regions of the Emirates witnessed good number of guest arrival increase along with powerful domestic tourism visitors with 138,273 arrivals accounting for 35 percent of all monthly visits. This increase has been a double-digit growth from the significant markets like the UK and USA, with 28.5 percent and 20 percent respectively. This double-digit growth shows a massive growth in summer demand, with an unusual continuous expansion of China, posting an 87 percent of monthly growth.

 
Saif Saeed Ghobash, TCA Director General explained that the introduction of a full programme of Abu Dhabi Summer Season events has immensely helped to strengthen these figures. To quote Ghobash, “the July’s growth in visitors from China, UK, and USA, and the month’s UAE visitor arrivals total of 138,000 is encouraging and compares favourably when adjusted to take into account the Eid Al Fitr boost contained in the July 2016 figures. India and Saudi Arabia continue to perform well. Though there is still additional ground to cover, we have to consider the advances that are being made against the backdrop of a destination which has seen a nine per cent increase in hotel room inventory this year compared to last.”

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