UK is leading European market for visitors to Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) has highlighted positive tourism figures for the capital of the UAE during the first four months of 2015.

The number of guest arrivals to Abu Dhabi throughout this period jumped by 20 per cent compared to this same time last year, with more than one million visitors staying in 161 hotels and hotel apartments. 

According to the figures, the UK still represents the leading European market, with arrivals jumping 17 per cent to 80,673 delivering 328,410 guest nights, a 10 per cent rise compared to the previous year. 

Occupancy from January-April rose marginally to 79 per cent compared to last year, while revenue from hotel establishments recorded a 12 per cent increase to $2.7 billion. Room revenue increased by 16 per cent, while food and beverage revenue increased by three per cent. 

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