Abu Dhabi faces a major tourism boom this year

Published on : Wednesday, June 7, 2017

tourism boom this yearAccording to the recent statistics from the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority, TCA Abu Dhabi, portray that in the first quarter of this year, emirate welcomed more than 1.6 million visitors, accounting a 7 percent growth in comparison to the same period last year.

The month of April has kept the trend alive to create strong performance of the opening quarter of the year, posting an annual increase of 15 percent in terms of hotel guest arrival respectively. China, India, the United Kingdom, UK, the United States, US, Germany and Saudi Arabia – each of the six international tier-one markets of have shown steady growth. On the other hand, domestic numbers also increased remarkably in April to a 130,000 mark. Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Al Dhafra regions, all the three districts of emirate witnessed an upturn in visitor arrival to a tee.

To quote Saif Saeed Ghobash, Director-General of TCA Abu Dhabi, ‘Efforts to stimulate interest in our destinations continue unabated and we are encouraged by our latest hotel guest arrival results, which show strong progress. As we expand our year-round programme of events and develop new cultural and family attractions, we expect even greater traction in enticing people to explore the emirate. “Our inaugural Culture Summit in April brought together leaders of the world’s art, media and cultural policy communities from 80 countries, while the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair attracted more than 300,000 visitors. Both these events contributed to highlighting our vision of developing the emirate into a thriving cultural hub and a global cultural destination.’

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