Abu Dhabi hotel guest numbers up 14% in May

28 Jun 2010

(MENAFN) A report issued by the Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority (ADTA) showed that Abu Dhabi?s 116 licensed hotels and hotel apartments recorded a 14 percent increase in guest numbers in May compared to the same month last year, Gulf News reported.

Rising to 161,004, the May performance took the overall first five months of this year hotel guest total to 790,812, a 16 percent increase on the same period last year. The performance represents the seventh consecutive month of double-digit growth for the emirate.

Guest nights in May this year rose 12 percent compared to May 2009 and year-to-May figures showed an 11 percent increase, according to the ADTA.

It is worth mentioning that Abu Dhabi currently has around 17,500 hotel and apartment hotel rooms as compared with about 12,500 in May last year.

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