Although more hotel guests have stayed in Abu Dhabi’s 137 hotels, resorts and hotel apartments from January to November end this year, the increasing room availability has put pressure on occupancy and room rates.
Occupancy is down 6 per cent year-on-year to 65 per cent; average room rates have dipped 8 per cent to Dh452.5 ($123) and revenue per available room is down 13 per cent to Dh293.48 ($80), according to the Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi).
The emirate saw an increase of 14 per cent in guests in January-November compared to the same period last year with guest nights running 11 per cent up on last year’s performance.
Subscribe to Skift Pro
Subscribe to Skift Pro to get unlimited access to stories like these ($30/month)Subscribe Now
UAE to Lift Ban on Transit Flights Including From India and Pakistan From August 5
Major carriers in the UAE are thrilled with the decision to lift the ban on transit flights. Not only will they welcome large numbers of passengers from important markets, but they'll also be in a better position for a quicker recovery.
Alexander Cornwell, Reuters | 2 months ago
Abu Dhabi Tourists Get Free Vaccinations on Arrival if They Need Them
Many of those flying into the UAE from the favored countries may already have access to vaccinations at home, but the promise of no quarantines may help convert vaccine holdouts.
Lisa Barrington, Reuters | 3 months ago
Saudi Arabia Pins Hopes on Booking Apps to Realize Grand Tourism Ambitions
In old-school business wisdom, the large eat the small. Today the truism is that the fast eat the slow. No wonder Almosafer is looking to outrun the regional and global competition in Saudi Arabia and a couple of its bordering countries.
Sean O'Neill, Skift | 7 months ago