Abu Dhabi hotels record 16% rise in guest numbers

01/06/2010 -
Abu Dhabi hotels record 16% rise in guest numbers

Abu Dhabi's hotels have witnessed a 16 per cent rise in the number of guests they received during the first four months of this year compared to the same period last year.

Official government figures show that during April 2010, 167,635 guests stayed in the emirate's 110 licensed hotels, bringing the tally for the year to 622,731 guests, Emirates Business 24/7 reported.

The April result also amounted to a 13 per cent increase on April 2009.

"This is the sixth consecutive month of double digit guest growth for the emirate and keeps us on track to deliver our overall yearly target of 1.65 million hotel guests," said Mubarak Al Muhairi, director-general at Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority.

According to the news provider, Abu Dhabi now boasts 17,240 hotel/hotel apartment rooms compared with 12,470 in April last year.

It was also revealed last week that Abu Dhabi International Airport maintained double-digit growth in passenger traffic during April.ADNFCR-2019-ID-19811479-ADNFCR

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