Sharjah’s tourism and hospitality sector records 12% growth during first half of year

Earnings from hotels total up to more than Dh200 million with 46 percent development in space earnings

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By Web Desk

Published: Thu 27 Oct 2022, 7: 04 PM

Sharjah’s tourist and hospitality sector experienced a substantial development in the previous year, and the launch of mega tourist centers and jobs show a strong and durable economy, the tourist authority of the emirate revealed on Thursday.

The very first half of 2022 saw incredible development and growth compared to the exact same duration in 2021

This was revealed throughout the yearly hotelier conference arranged by Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) at the Sheraton Sharjah Resort & & Spa. The occasion united owners, operators and staff members of hotel facilities and was participated in by Khalid Jasim Al Midfa, Chairman of SCTDA, Sheikh Salem bin Mohammed bin Salem Al Qasimi, Director of SCTDA, and other authorities.

The figures for the very first half of 2022 compared to the exact same duration in 2015 expose that the tourist and hospitality sector has actually signed up a 12 percent boost in the variety of hotel visitors, in addition to a tenancy touching 66 percent, representing a development of almost11 percent.

SCTDA exposed that profits from hotels totaled up to more than Dh200 million in the very first half of the year, revealing a 50 percent boost in the very same duration in2021 Hotels likewise signed up a 46 percent development in earnings per readily available space (RevPAR) to touch Dh136, driven by a typical day-to-day rate (ADR) development of around 20 percent at almost Dh202

According to data exposed by SCTDA, the emirate has more than 100 hotel facilities with around 10,000 spaces. These consist of 5-star hotels numbering 12 and making up 950 spaces; 4-star hotels numbering 20 and consisting of 2,300 spaces; and 33 hotels varying in between one and 3 stars, making up 2,400 spaces, in addition to 39 hotel-apartment centers with 2,000 spaces.

Visitors from GCC nations

There was an amazing development in the variety of GCC travelers throughout 2022, which can be credited to the lifting of Covid-19 limitations.

The Authority stated that with 55,200 hotels visitors from Oman, the emirate saw a practically 10- fold boost in the variety of Omani visitors in the very first half of 2022 compared to a little more than 5,900 visitors in the very same duration in 2021.

Sharjah likewise signed up 31,500 hotels’s visitors from Saudi Arabia, compared to 7,000 Saudi visitors in 2021 throughout the very same duration.

The variety of Russian hotels’ visitors touched almost 56,000 while 75,600 visitors originated from India throughout the very first half of 2022.

Khalid Jassim Al Midfa, Chairman of SCTDA worried that the launch of a number of crucial tourist centers and tasks in the emirate is a clear sign of the strength and strength of Sharjah economy. “Diversity is among the special attributes that identifies Sharjah, particularly in its tourist offerings. From home entertainment and occasions to culture, arts, experiences, and eco-tourism, to name a few, Sharjah offers a wide variety of detailed destinations that offer the hospitality sector with substantial chances for development.”

Ahmed Obaid Al Tunaiji, Manager of the Tourism Standards Department at SCTDA, stated: “Through this conference, we intend to establish more traveler destinations, check out brand-new chances and advance the emirate’s hotel centers to a competitive level that raises Sharjah’s share in the worldwide tourist market.”

Workshops for entities and people

During the conference, SCTDA arranged 2 initial workshops on the Holiday Homes Project, which intend to use a main structure of standards to Sharjah citizens who want to lease locations they own as vacation houses to travelers and visitors.

The 2nd workshop showcased the training strategies and chances for the labor force in Sharjah hotel facilities, which likewise highlighted the significance of workshops in targeting entities and people throughout different sectors.


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