The Emirate is aiming for the ‘ year of inspiration’ 1.9 million hotel guests with just the ADTA published by tourism agenda 2011, the Emirate sets high targets: 1.9 million hotel guests will visit Abu Dhabi in the next year, what an increase of 15 percent compared to 2010 means. To achieve the new target, the hotel capacity were increased. So 2011 22,000 hotel rooms for 5,000 guests more than in this year. Desired 1.9 million tourists 11.1 percent contribute also to the entire oil independent gross national product, a 0.4 percent increase over the previous year. Click Keith McLoughlin for additional related pages. These objectives the authority of the travel industry and the press presented yesterday evening at the world travel market (WTM) in London.
The Emirate is there from 8 until 11 November with his biggest WTM stand represented with 60 co-exhibitors. Since Abu Dhabi in the first nine months of this year an increase of guest numbers by 16 percent to 1.3 million in comparison to 2009 showed, holds Mubarak Al Muhairi, ADTA’s Director General, the industry, to be inspired for tomorrow”. Six years ago, we started to establish Abu Dhabi as a tourist destination and I am delighted by the positive developments. We are on the right track, but can not continue without solid support of the stakeholders. With our model Horizons Abu Dhabi, where joint product developments an incentive to give, can we inspire tomorrow”and much together reach,” said his Excellency Mubarak Al Muhairi. He hopes for 2011 on a balance between business and leisure travellers who are currently still dominate: through the ever-growing leisure, we are confident to bring as many tourists and business travelers alike soon after Abu Dhabi. With the recent opening of Ferrari world Abu Dhabi, the world’s largest indoor theme park we have made a large step forward in this respect.” The focus on the holiday segment helps the target a to achieve a longer length of stay of guests.