Abu Dhabi hotels post rise in Q1 guests

26 Apr 2010

(MENAFN) The Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority (ADTA) said number of guests staying in Abu Dhabi 116 hotels and hotel apartments recorded a 19 percent increase in the first quarter of this year, Gulf News reported.

The Authority?s accommodation sector census showed 462,173 hotel guests stayed in the emirate in the first three months of the year accounting for 1.25 million guest nights ? a rise of nine per cent on the same period last year.

Domestic tourism saw a 25 percent growth to 191,949 hotel guests. Abu Dhabi?s top five overseas markets were: the UK, with 19 percent growth to 31,320 guests; the GCC, the US and Germany.

Average occupancy rates for Abu Dhabi?s accommodation providers in Q1 this year came in at 66 percent – ahead of some major international tourism destinations including Madrid and Berlin, both of which rated 58 percent, and Beijing at 54 percent.

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