Abu Dhabi reports positive signs of tourism recovery

SourceSaudi Gazette

ABU DHABI — The Department of Culture and Tourism Abu Dhabi has announced significant increase in revenues from tourism activity in the capital in the third quarter of 2020.Findings from its quarterly industry development committee meeting revealed promising signs of sector recovery, as well as a glimpse into future projects and plans to boost tourism in the emirate.The meeting brought together stakeholders and leading entities from across the tourism sector to share the latest updates on the status of tourism activity in the emirate. It included an overview of the revenues and outcomes of tourism activity within the third quarter (Q3) of the year, demonstrating the sector’s recovery trajectory after an abrupt slowdown in the second quarter (Q2) caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.Within Q3, Abu Dhabi achieved the highest hotel occupancy rates and the third highest revenue per room in the region. Relative to Q2, hotel revenues saw an increase of 46 percent, with a 95 percent increase in the number of guests.The recovery ...read more...