Abu Dhabi sees 10% rise in hotel guests

31/05/2011 - Dubai Lifestyle News Posted by Neil King
Abu Dhabi sees 10% rise in hotel guests

There has been a substantial increase in the number of hotel guests in Abu Dhabi, it has been revealed.According to the Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority, the number of guests staying in hotels and hotel apartments increased by ten per cent in the first four months of the year compared to the same time last year.A total of 694,181 guests stayed in the emirate during this time.The news puts Abu Dhabi on track to achieving its target of receiving two million guests this year.Lawrence Franklin, the tourism authority's strategy and policy director, commented: "It's a solid all-round performance which we look to maintain over the coming months with our six-week Summer in Abu Dhabi' festival incentivising visitors, particularly those from within the GCC, with a range of activities, discounts and deals across attractions and hotel."Meanwhile, total hotel and hotel apartment revenue in the first four months surged by seven per cent to reach Dh1.6 billion.