Abu Dhabi August hotel occupancy drops 5%

29th September 2011 (Last Updated September 29th, 2011 18:30)

The number of guests staying in Abu Dhabi's hotels and hotel apartments during August 2011 declined by 5% year-on-year, according to figures released by the Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority (ADTA).

The number of guests staying in Abu Dhabi’s hotels and hotel apartments during August 2011 fell by 5% year-on-year, according to figures released by Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority (ADTA).

A total of 116,492 guests stayed in Abu Dhabi’s hotels during August, accounting for 407,766 guest nights.

Hotel occupancy during the period increased by 2% on the figure for August 2010 while comparative month-on-month room rates declined by 15%.

For the year-to-date, 1,347,782 guests stayed in Abu Dhabi’s hotels and hotel apartments, and the number of guest nights compared with the same period last year rose by 25% to over four million, with the average length of stay rising 12%.

Year-to-date occupancy increased by 9% to 67%, total revenue rose by 5% and room revenue climbed 4%, while the year-to-date average room rate declined by 15%.

Arrivals from other Arab markets increased by 17% and guests from Europe were up 19%, while visitors from the US and Canada fell by 2%.