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Ras Al Khaimah sees record visitor numbers in July

Last month’s opening of Hampton by Hilton boosted the number of arrivals

According to Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA), a record number of more than 109,000 visitors arrived in the emirate in July 2021.

The numbers were boosted by the opening of the world’s largest Hampton by Hilton at the beginning of July, which welcomed more than 6,000 guests during its first four weeks of operations.

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Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority CEO Raki Phillips said: “Ras Al Khaimah is a case study in successful Covid-19 management, with thoughtful and progressive initiatives ranging from robust safety measures, vaccination drives for travel and tourism workers, and free return PCR testing for international visitors, to targeted destination campaigns and a renewed focus on aviation collaborations.”

He added: “We expect further growth for H2 2021, especially with the latest announcement that the UAE is now on the UK’s amber list, as well as our recent announcement of over 20 sustainable tourism development initiatives.”

Ras Al Khaimah’s approximate 25% drop in visitors was around three times less severe than the global average at the virus’ peak and Colliers’ MENA Hotels Monthly Market Forecast states that Ras Al Khaimah’s occupancy is expected to reach 89% in 2021, up by 27% on 2020.

For more information, visit www.visitrasalkhaimah.com 

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