Abu Dhabi welcoming tourists after COVID-19. The Emirates is progressively bracing itself to open up to international travel post the Department of Culture and Tourism- Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) acknowledged the flag of progress within the tourism industry. Hotel occupancy rates in Abu Dhabi have risen impressively and are expected to rise further with the launch of a number of initiatives within the emirate aimed at expanding the sector.
The UAE government has been admired globally for its response in combatting the pandemic whilst ardently handling its social and economic brunt.
DCT Abu Dhabi has been intently working with industry partners and stakeholders to propose numerous initiatives in order to assist hotels and cultural attractions in renewing.
The Go Safe certification programme is amongst the many incredible initiatives embraced to lift the consumer confidence and the tourism sector within Abu Dhabi. The unique programme aims to encourage global standards of safety and cleanliness at all tourism destinations. Which includes malls, restaurants, museums, public beaches, theme parks and other attractions.
Ali Hassan Al Shaiba, Executive Director of Tourism and Marketing at DCT Abu Dhabi said “Abu Dhabi has long been known for its unparalleled hospitality and diverse range of offerings. The progress we have seen since the start of this month was achieved by simply leveraging our offerings and the existing high standard of hospitality. Which help us speed up the enlivenment of our sector and elevate further from that point.” He further enunciated “The support we have received from government authorities has also been a key driver in the progress of the tourism sector. Their handling of the current situation has been beyond exceptional, providing us with a sense of optimism for the future of our destination and sector.”
Hotels in Abu Dhabi have started opening after adhering to guidelines set out earlier this month. Following an extensive period of sterilization.
As Abu Dhabi welcoming tourists after COVID-19 and is delicately gearing up towards opening its borders to visitors. The government has also extended its share of support to the tourism industry through the gamut of schemes. Including rental rebates for restaurants, tourism and entertainment facilities. And a suspension of tourism and municipality fees for sector players for 2020.
Source: BW Hotelier