Tourists from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries including staycationers from the UAE were the top source market for visitors to Ajman during the Eid Al Adha holiday, according to Ajman Tourism Development Department (ATDD).
The majority of hotel guests during the festival were nationals from Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, KSA, Bahrain and the UAE.
Tourists from Asian countries such as India, Pakistan, Nepal and China, including Singapore were the second biggest source of guests, followed by visitors from Europe and Africa.
Average occupancy at hotels and hotel apartments in Ajman during Eid Al Adha was 98%, which is slightly lower compared to last year’s 100% occupancy, but majority of the establishments reported increase in occupancy especially during the last days of Eid when last-minute reservations lifted the emirate’s tourism performance.
Kempinski Hotel Ajman witnessed an average of 92% occupancy during the Eid Al Adha holidays this year compared to last year’s average occupancy of 85%. The Ajman Palace Hotel’s occupancy rate during the three-day celebration was 98% while Fairmont Ajman and Ajman Saray reported more than 85% occupancy.
HE Faisal Al Nuaimi, general manager of ATDD, said: “The tourism performance for Ajman during Eid Al Adha is very encouraging. The figures we received from the establishments indicate that Ajman is becoming a preferred destination of the domestic market including visitors from the GCC countries. We are also receiving new visitors from Asia and Europe who are here to discover what Ajman has to offer as a safe family and leisure destination. This is a result of our working closely with our industry partners to offer a different holiday experience to our visitors so we are expecting continued growth in our arrivals for the remainder of the year.”