Abu Dhabi’s tourism sector seeing steady growth

The Jebel Dhana resort

THE National Corporation for Tourism and Hotels (NCT&H) is expecting vibrant business during the spring and summer thanks to the early online reservations and contracts it recently signed with a number of local, Gulf and European tour operators.
The corporation said in a press release that the inflow of European tourists, especially from Germany, to the emirate of Abu Dhabi rose by seven per cent in the past three months compared with the corresponding period last year. It pledged to maintain a strong presence at GIBTM, and was also upbeat about its participation at ATM in May and the International Travel Exhibition (Moscow Leisure) in September.
“Room occupancy in the past three months has beateb all expectations,” said Rema Al Ruwas, marketing manager, DANAT Hotels and Resorts, NCT&H.
She added that agreements struck with travel and tourism agencies in Germany, Switzerland and Britain during participation at ITB promised to deliver a busy, brisk tourism season next summer driven by strong reservations by European and other foreign tourists.
Al Ruwas said that DANAT Hotels and Resorts were promoting inter-emirate tourism within the UAE and GCC countries, and encouraged families to spend their vacations in Abu Dhabi by offering packages available until June 15. These include reduced room rates, and a range of outdoor leisure activities such as fishing trips, safaris, desert adventures, visits to Sir Bani Yas, tours to Liwa historic Fort and more.