Minister of Economy and Head of the Emirates Tourism Council, Abdullah bin Touq Al Marri, has stated resorts within the UAE witnessed development of as much as 24 per cent in comparison with the corresponding interval final yr.
In a gathering of the Council, the minister stated revenues reached AED 26 billion, with resorts within the nation internet hosting 16 million friends within the seven month interval – a development of greater than 15 per cent in comparison with the quantity in the identical interval of 2022.
Some 56 million lodge nights have been booked whereas the lodge occupancy fee reached 75 per cent from January to July, up 5 per cent in comparison with the identical interval in 2022, he added.
He stated the variety of lodge institutions within the UAE reached 1224.
Bin Touq famous the numbers contribute to extend the UAE’s competitiveness within the worldwide tourism panorama and fulfil the nationwide goal of elevating the contribution of the tourism sector within the GDP to AED 450 billion by the subsequent decade underneath the We the UAE 2031 imaginative and prescient.
The Council mentioned an array of subjects, together with the newest developments within the implementation of the National Tourism Strategy 2031, and mechanisms for enhancing cooperation between the federal government and personal sectors to attain its objectives, in addition to following up on the outcomes achieved by the World’s Coolest Winter, is the UAE’s first federal tourism marketing campaign and one of many initiatives of UAE technique for home tourism.
The marketing campaign promoted tourism, pure websites and entertaining locations and experiences throughout the UAE, attaining a rise within the home tourism and raised the revenues of lodge institutions to AED 1.8 billion, in comparison with AED 1.5 billion in its second version, marking a rise of 20 per cent.
The third version of the marketing campaign raised the variety of home vacationers to 1.4 million, a rise of 8 per cent over the earlier version.
Bin Touq stated the assembly noticed the announcement of the formation of a hospitality advisory committee, which goals to stimulate the expansion and enhance competitiveness of the sector within the nation and make it extra diversified according to worldwide finest practices.
The committee additionally seeks to enhance the nation’s attractiveness for tourism investments, create tourism initiatives and programmes, and encourage steady communication with non-public sector establishments and corporations working within the hospitality sector.
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