Abu Dhabi’s hotel guest arrivals increased in October 2017 with 418 883 people that checked into the 163 Emirate hotel apartments and hotels, totalling an 18% growth within a year.
According to the figures released by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi, the total number of visitors that arrived from January to October 2017 has reached more than 3.9 million and indicates a growth percentage of 8% for the year.
October 2017 delivered a significant growth from the United States and China while the tier one markets of India and the United Kingdom improved drastically with a 22% and 26% increase.
The director general of the department of culture and tourism, Saif Saeed Ghobash claims that their efforts to enhance the appeal of Abu Dhabi to the world for both leisure and business have been a success and has exceeded the expectations they had.
Abu Dhabi aims to improve the length of the visitation period in their expensive accommodation sector across the three emirate regions, especially during the third quarter of the year, which is classified as their business period of the year.
The UAE arrivals for October total to 113 000 guests. This also had a 6% increase since October 2016. Abu Dhabi’s three regions, Al Ain, Abu Dhabi City and Al Dhafra, also shows a promising and positive growth in visitors of 24%.
Saif Saeed Ghobash claims that they still face some challenges regarding the average visitation length and a more regular visit, but they hope to increase by providing visitors with a wider variety of sights to see and experience
They have identified what the visitors need for them to experience the additional entertainment and leisure experience and are working in partnership with the private sector to provide these facilities throughout the year.
Ghobash also says that the country’s unique blend from diverse natural landscapes, heritage and culture, combined with business opportunities and family entertainment will motivate visitations and will continue to grow their tourism industry throughout the fourth quarter of the year.
It is essential to give the visitor what they are looking for in a destination and always leave them pleased with the experience offered.