Growth in visitor numbers driven by Chinese, Russian markets
Dubai: Dubai’s tourism sector reported a 12 per cent year-on-year growth in visitor numbers over the first two months of 2017, with over three million people visiting Dubai. The growth was driven by Chinese and Russian markets.
In a statement on Wednesday, the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) said the 12 per cent growth rate was nearly four times the rate of 2015, and was supported by growth in all key markets.
During the first two months of 2017, Dubai saw a 60 per cent growth in overnight tourists from China, and attracted a total of 157,000 Chinese visitors. Meanwhile, Russian visitation jumped 84 per cent year-on-year, with a total of 65,000 Russian travellers in the first two months.
The figures put China in the top four source markets for Dubai’s tourism sector, and moved Russia up four places from...Read more...