Ras Al Khaimah sees 14 per cent increase in international visitors

Published on : Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Adventure tourism of Ras Al KhaimahAccording to the Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority  a 14 per cent increase in international visitors was noted  during the first six months of the year.

 

 

This shows how the emirate is emerging as a tourism destination performing ahead of the UNWTO forecast of four per cent tourism growth in the Middle East in the second quarter of 2017.

 

From January to June 2018 there were 66% international visitors and the travellers from Russia were even more, with 50 percent year-on-year.

 

 

The second biggest source market was Germany which was also up by four percent following the UK showing an increase of 13 percent in 2017.

 

 

 

The Nordic region saw 21.3 per cent growth since the start of the year and the emerging markets continued their upward trajectory . Czech Republic was up by  34 per cent, Kazakhstan up by 22 per cent, and Poland up  by 6.3 per cent in comparison to the  same period last year.

 

 

Overall growth from the Global Cooperation Council increased by 4.6 per cent and visitors from Saudi Arabia topped the arrivals list.

 

 

There was a surge in adventure tourism activities  and hotel performance  remained strong in the first half of the year. The  occupancy rates were consistent at 73.3 per cent .

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