Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

UAE- Dubai hotels enjoy busiest half-year visitor numbers  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Khaleej Times - 25/08/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Dubai's hotels welcomed more than 5.8 million tourists in the first half of 2014, the highest number of visitors ever achieved in the first six months of the year.

The statistics, released by Dubai's Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing, or DTCM, show increases across key indicators including hotel establishment guests, hotel and hotel apartment room revenues, F&B revenue and average length of stay.

Helal Saeed Almarri, director-general of the DTCM, said: "Our strategy continues to be positioning Dubai as the must-experience family destination and as such we are constantly diversifying our tourism offering and increasing our hotel portfolio to attract, and cater to, a broader market of visitors. The figures for the first half of 2014 are encouraging and we continue to build on this growth to ensure a successful second half of the year."

He added: "The figures show an increase in visitors from many of our key source markets - for example we are seeing strong growth from China, Brazil, Australia and many countries in Europe. The increase comes despite the reduction in flights due to the refurbishment and upgrading of the runways at Dubai International, which is testament to the work conducted by Dubai Airports and our industry partners in ensuring minimal disruption."

In the first half of 2014, guest numbers across all hotel establishments (hotels and hotel apartments) reached 5,828,449, an increase on figures for the same period in 2013.

Dubai's top 10 tourism source markets remained for the most part unchanged compared to the previous year. The top 10 markets showed some slight changes in positioning and continue to show the diversity of visitors travelling to Dubai. Saudi Arabia, India, the UK, the US, Russia, China, Iran, Oman, Kuwait and Germany made up the top 10 for January to June 2014.

Saudi Arabia continued to be Dubai's primary source market and guests from the world's two most-populous nations, China (ranked sixth) and India (ranked second), continued to show growth. China in particular saw a substantial increase of 26 per cent, attributable both to the increasing propensity of Chinese residents to travel overseas and the targeted campaigns of DTCM and its partners within Dubai's tourism industry to leverage this to the emirate's advantage.


Hotels and hotel apartments saw steady growth in guest nights during the first half of the year with figures up by 6.7 per cent for hotels and 4.1 per cent for hotel apartments. Increasing the length of stay has been identified as a key driver of tourism growth across Dubai within the Tourism Vision for 2020, and average length of stay increased across the board, with an average of 3.9 days; length of stay in hotels increased to 3.4 days and hotel apartments to 5.7 days.

Revenues for hoteliers and hotel apartment operators saw significant growth, with total first half revenues reaching Dh12.74billion (3.18 billion) up by 10.9 per cent. Hotels and hotel apartments reported increases in room revenue (15.3 per cent) as well as F&B and other revenue, which rose by 3.8 per cent.

Almarri added: "The figures we're seeing show steady growth for the first half of the year, demonstrating that we're on target for our medium-term plans. More importantly, this growth is sustainable and we are moving in the right direction to reach our Tourism Vision for 2020 targets. In addition to the increase in hotel guest numbers, since the end of June 2013, Dubai has added more than 7,000 hotel rooms to its inventory, with the total now standing at 88,680 across 634 establishments. Dubai's hotel offering is continuing to grow and diversify allowing us to both meet the demand from travellers as well as broaden the market we promote Dubai to."

 


Khaleej Times




  MENA News Headlines
 Jul 27 2016 - President confers Independence Order on Indian AmbassadorEmirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) ABU DHABI, 26th July, 2016 (WAM) President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has conferred the Independence Order (First Class) upon T. P. ...

 Jul 27 2016 - President confers Independence Order on Chinese AmbassadorEmirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) ABU DHABI, 26th July, 2016 (WAM) President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has conferred the Independence Order (First Class) upon Chang ...

 Jul 27 2016 - New batch of 80 diplomats sworn in before Sheikh Abdullah bin ZayedEmirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) ABU DHABI, 26th July, 2016 (WAM) A new batch of 80 male and female diplomats took the oath of office on Tuesday before H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al ...

 Jul 27 2016 - RTA Customers' Council explores improving NOCs services to partners, developersEmirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) DUBAI, 26th July, 2016 (WAM) -- The Customers Council at Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), has explored a number of services related to No Objection ...

 Jul 27 2016 - Emirates Airlines' Dubai to Maldives flight lands safely in Mumbai due to technical diversionEmirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) DUBAI, 26th July, 2016 (WAM) -- The spokesman of the Emirates Airlines has announced that the Emirates can confirm that on 26 July 2016, flight EK652 from ...

 Jul 27 2016 - Etihad Airways announces additional A380 service to New York's JFK AirportEmirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) ABU DHABI, 26th July, 2016 (WAM) -- Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, today announced plans to increase Airbus A380 service ...

 Jul 27 2016 - Custodian of Two Holy Mosques receives President of SudanEmirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) TANGIER, 26th July, 2016 (WAM) -- The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia, today received at his residence ...

 Jul 27 2016 - Saif bin Zayed inspects Solar Impulse, stresses UAE is international hub for all kinds of energyEmirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) ABU DHABI, 26th July, 2016 (WAM) H.H. Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, inspected the Solar ...

 Jul 27 2016 - Qatar condemns attacks on African Union Mission in SomaliaEmirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) DOHA, 26th July, 2016 (WAM) -- The State of Qatar has expressed its strong condemnation and denunciation of the attack, that targeted the area around ...

 Jul 27 2016 - King of Jordan receives phone call from British PMEmirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) AMMAN, 26th July, 2016 (WAM) -- His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan on Tuesday received a phone call from British Prime Minister, Theresa May, during ...

more...


 





Google

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help