Abu Dhabi sees record growth in first third

Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi has seen a record 7% rise in the number of hotel guest arrivals over the first four months of the year in comparison to the same period in 2016.

1,601,145 guests checking into the emirate’s hotels and hotel apartments. 86,529 British visitors checked into Abu Dhabi hotels in the first third of 2017, a 4% increase year on year.

April was a strong month, with the appeal of spending Easter in Abu Dhabi seeing a 16.24% year-on-year increase in April hotel guests. This makes the UK the third largest overseas source market for international visitors into the emirate, behind China and India.

HE Saif Saeed Ghobash, director general, TCA Abu Dhabi, said: “Following a record year for the number of guest arrivals into the emirate in 2016, we welcome this increase as we continue to pursue our target of attracting 4.9 million visitors by the end of 2017.”

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