Dubai’s Q1 hotel occupancy up 14%

08 Jun 2011

(MENAFN) Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing’s (DTCM) Director General, Khalid Bin Sulayem, said that in this year’s first quarter, the number of hotel guests in Dubai went up by 14 percent exceeding 1.8 million people, reported Emirates 24/7.

Bin Sulayem added that in the first quarter, the average occupancy of the emirate hotels reached almost 81 percent, ranking the highest amongst global hotels, adding that the number of hotel rooms in 2010 rose 15 percent, indicating that the number of tourists in Dubai would still go up.

He also said that the expansion of tourism growth would be strengthened through the development in infrastructure in addition to the new classification of hotel establishments in the emirate. On the other hand, DTCM would enlarge its focus on new markets including the Asian ones in addition to the traditional markets like Europe.

It is worth noting that because of the various facilities and amenities, the major part of investments is directed to five-star hotels, since they form excellent venues for beach and business tourism.

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