Dubai hotels sector has witnessed a growth in hotel and hotel occupancy rates in Dubai by 3 to 5 per cent, with occupancy exceeding 90 per cent compared to 86 per cent last year with the support of the Gulf market, the return of the Russian market and the growth achieved by the market, sources in the hotel sector said. Chinese post-visa exemption.
The sources added that the recently opened tourist destinations have contributed to the enhancement of tourism diversity in Dubai and its ability to attract various types of tourists, especially family tourism, which plays a key role in achieving the vision of Dubai Tourism 2020
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Hotels were able to boost occupancy rates during the first half by offering competitive price offers, which reduced the rate of room rates at a different rate from the previous year, which has contributed to enhancing the attractiveness of tourism in the emirate for many tourists from inside and outside the region.
Ayman Ashour, General Manager of Arjan Rotana Hotel, said: “The first half of 2017 witnessed an increase in occupancy rates of 3% compared to the same period last year, reaching an average of almost 90%.
He added that the increase came despite the increase in the supply of rooms in the local market and the resulting pressure on prices during the first half of this year, noting that the decision to exempt the Russians and Chinese from tourist visas contributed to increase the flow of tourism from these markets and thus helped to Balance the supply and demand market.
Ashour explained that the events organized in Dubai from exhibitions, conferences and celebrations have contributed greatly to the revitalization of the hotel sector and tourism in general.
He added that the Gulf market is one of the most important tourist markets in support of Dubai, where the Gulfs accounted for the largest proportion of hotel occupancy during the first half, followed by tourists from the United Kingdom. He expects good performance to continue in the second half of 2017 and at the same pace, especially in terms of business tourism, leisure and family tourism, as new landmarks and entertainment cities open.
Simon Casson, head of operations for Europe, Middle East and Africa at Four Seasons, said that Dubai’s tourism growth and tourism facilities, as well as the emirate’s willingness to host the Expo 2020, all enhance the attractiveness of Dubai’s tourism sector despite the surrounding conditions.
He pointed out that government initiatives, especially with regard to exempting major markets such as the Russian and Chinese markets from obtaining visas, have contributed significantly to the activity of the tourism and hotel sector, noting that what has been achieved in the UAE in general and in Dubai in particular in the past period of giant projects and distinct at the level The world, the ways in which these projects are run and the accompanying services make Dubai an urgent necessity for any company working in the field of tourism and wants to increase its success.
He added that the expansion of local airlines and their arrival in new destinations have contributed to the continuation of the tourism sector to achieve steady growth levels, pointing out that the hotels in Dubai have maintained good occupancy rates even in the most difficult circumstances.