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2 mn hotel guests for Abu Dhabi

Rise of 4% arrivals from Jan – May 2017

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Recent statistics reported by Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) state that the emirate for the period January to May, 2017 recorded nearly two million hotel guest arrivals (1,965,436), a four percent growth compared to 2016.

Of this figure, domestic visitors account for more than 600,000 hotel guests across the emirate’s 167 hotels and hotel apartments in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain Region and Al Dhafra Region. Internationally, China is the largest source market with 160,902 hotel guests so far this year. India stays second largest international source market with 136,000 hotel guests, followed by the UK with 104,000, US with over 67,000 and Saudi Arabia with more than 62,000 arrivals.

HE Saif Saeed Ghobash, director general, TCA Abu Dhabi, said: “Looking ahead, we have some exciting upcoming events including return of Abu Dhabi Summer Season to the emirate between 20 July and 20 August, with its standout selection of exciting entertainment and promotions across the emirate, which is expected to appeal greatly to domestic visitors, and especially those from India and Saudi Arabia.”

TCA Abu Dhabi will also be initiating a fully integrated consumer marketing campaign focusing on holiday decision-makers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s major metropolitan centres, positioning Abu Dhabi as an ideal destination for summer holidays, promoting an array of offers, attractions and events that cater to both families and young travellers.