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%.