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Abu Dhabi reports uplift in hotel guests

The emirate welcomed almost 400,000 guests in July, pushing the cumulative total for the year to more than 2.6m
01/09/2017

Abu Dhabi achieved a 4 per cent year-on-year uplift in hotel guests in July, according to figures released by Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi).

The emirate welcomed almost 400,000 guests during the month, pushing the cumulative total for the first seven months of the year to more than 2.6 million and maintaining a growth of 7 per cent.

Visitors from the UK remain strong, placing the market third behind the US and China, with 136,000 Britons arriving. This reflects a 5.5 per cent growth rate, with British guests continuing to be one of the longest stayers, staying on average 3.7 nights.

“The launch of a full programme of Abu Dhabi Summer Season events has helped underpin these figures,” said HE Saif Saeed Ghobash, director general of TCA Abu Dhabi.

“Over the coming months, we’ll also be extending our promotional activities overseas with attendance at leading cruise, MICE and leisure events in Europe, USA and Asia which allows us to strengthen the emirate’s destination appeal to international audiences.”


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