Abu Dhabi to Meet 4.1m Guest Mark
Despite the currency crisis in Russia and the economic slowdown in Europe, Abu Dhabi is well on its way to meet its stretched target of attracting 4.1 million hotel guests into the emirate during 2015, a senior official said.
The currency crisis in Russia, however, did affect tourism arrivals. “We managed to push other key markets,” said Sultan Al Dhaheri, the acting executive director of tourism at the Tourism and Culture Authority – Abu Dhabi, on the sidelines of the official opening of the cruise terminal in Abu Dhabi.
“The economic crisis has a negative impact on tourism. Our strategy is to have a visitor mix from different markets,” he said.
Referring to the drop in tourist numbers from Russia, Al Dhaheri said it is not “significant.” Details