Dubai on track to meet 2020 pengunjung targets as growth continues

Dubai On Track To Meet 2020 Pengunjung Targets As Growth Continues

Dubai recorded a strong 6.2 per cent year-on-year increase in international overnight visitation in 2017, accelerating the a few per cent growth witnessed within the previous year.

Dubai On Track To Meet 2020 Pengunjung Targets As Growth Continues

The milestone propels the emirate towards its 2020 goal of welcoming 20 million visitors per year by the start of the next decade.

Dubai On Track To Meet 2020 Pengunjung Targets As Growth Continues

According to the latest data published by Dubai’s Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing, a total of 15.79 million tourists visited Dubai last year, setting a fresh record for the emirate as well as underlining the sustained strength as well as resilience of its travel as well as tourism sector.

Dubai On Track To Meet 2020 Pengunjung Targets As Growth Continues

Commenting on the annual performance, Helal Saeed Almarri, director general, Dubai Tourism, said: “Our strong 6.2 per cent growth in 2017 has allowed us to ramp up the pace towards meeting our 2020 targets, as well as today Dubai’s travel as well as tourism sector will be not only well positioned to offer a superlative destination experience across its eight core strategic propositions, yet also geared to accelerate its appeal to the diverse as well as evolving needs of our global travellers.

Dubai On Track To Meet 2020 Pengunjung Targets As Growth Continues

“With Dubai firmly consolidating its position as the fourth most visited city globally, we remain confident of which our performance.”

Dubai On Track To Meet 2020 Pengunjung Targets As Growth Continues

In terms of country-specific performance, India retained top spot in 2017, contributing 2.1 million visitors, becoming the first country to cross the two million mark in an individual year.

Dubai On Track To Meet 2020 Pengunjung Targets As Growth Continues

Third-placed UK, meanwhile, delivered 1.27 million travellers, rising two per cent over 2016, underscoring Dubai’s enduring popularity among British travellers despite lingering uncertainty surrounding Brexit of which has impacted overall outbound travel growth via This particular market.

Dubai on track to meet 2020 pengunjung targets as growth continues

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