Abu Dhabi hotel guests rise 16% in H1

27 Jul 2010

(MENAFN) A report issued by the Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority (ADTA) showed that the capital city’s hotels recorded a 16 percent increase in guests in the first half of this year compared to the same period in 2009, Gulf News reported.

Figures released by the ADTA showed that 936,579 guests stayed in the emirate’s 116 hotels and hotel apartments from January to June this year with guest nights rising 11 percent on the first half of 2009 to stand at 2.47 million.

The domestic market proved to be a mainstay during the first half recording a 20 percent rise on the same period in 2009 and accounting for 397,547 guests.

The United Kingdom was the most productive overseas market with an 18 percent rise on 2009 taking British guest arrivals to 60,994. The GCC region again proved to be a key source market with guest arrivals growing by 30 percent over the year to 52,505.

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