Abu Dhabi sees extra revenues of Dh2.26bn following hotel occupancy increase

28/07/2011 - Dubai Property News Posted by Neil King
Abu Dhabi sees extra revenues of Dh2.26bn following hotel occupancy increase
High occupancy rates in Abu Dhabi have led to extra revenues of Dh2.26 billion in the city, according to new figures released by the Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority (ADTA).The city had its best half-year on record, with hotel guest numbers increasing 11 per cent to just over one million.Furthermore, guest nights rose by 26 per cent to just over three million while occupancy rates grew by 10 per cent to 70 per cent, reports Gulf News.Paul Simmons, director of sales at Millennium Hotel Abu Dhabi, told the news provider that competition in the city will only get bigger."It won't be as tough as this year. I don't think we will see the impact we've already seen this year," he explained."Although there are going to be new hotels in the market, they're not going to hit the ground running with full occupancies."It comes as the Abu Dhabi International Airport saw an increase in passenger numbers through May.