Hotel occupancy 'up' in Abu Dhabi

04/03/2011 - Dubai Investment News Posted by Bob Brunskill
Hotel occupancy 'up' in Abu Dhabi

Occupancy rates in Abu Dhabi's 115 hotels and hotel apartments enjoyed five per cent growth in January, compared to the same month in 2010.

New figures, released by the Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority (ADTA), show that 153,874 guests stayed in hotel accommodation over the course of the month.

According to the organisation, guest nights rose 22 per cent to 476,502 and occupancy levels rose nine percentage points to 66 per cent. Added to this, the average length of a stay climbed to 3.10 nights from 2.68 in January 2010.

"Rising occupancy is a positive sign and ADTA will continue to focus on balancing the need to maintain our value proposition with the expectations of healthy returns by sector investors," explained Lawrence Franklin, strategy and policy director for the firm.

In particular, ADTA noted that it had seen a noticeable rise in the number of guests staying in Abu Dhabi from Europe, up 13 per cent from the previous year.

Guests from Germany, the UK and Italy increased by 26 per cent, 14 per cent and 21 per cent respectively.

Mr Franklin added that the increase in hotel visitor numbers suggests that the company is successfully achieving its goal of attracting more leisure visitors to the region.ADNFCR-2019-ID-800444057-ADNFCR