Copthorne Hotel Dubai recorded a three per cent year-on-year increase in hotel occupancy during the first six months of 2018.
With a year-to-date average occupancy of 85 per cent, the hotel saw notable growth, driven by an influx of travellers from newer markets, such as the Vietnamese market.
Travellers from the GCC countries continued to dominate the numbers of guests at Copthorne Hotel Dubai, followed by China, India and Germany, with a rise in the number of travellers from Russia and the CIS countries, due to the visa on arrival policy implemented by the government.
“We are performing well, given the current market situation and the stiff hotel competition within the area. Our focus continues to remain on the increase of our share of visitors from the emerging markets due to a significant decline in bookings from major key source markets like the KSA and Iran.
“We are confident that occupancy for the second half of 2018 will improve since visitor arrivals to Dubai continue to increase year-on-year,” he added.
As the tourist season begins, Nobbs has shared that Copthorne Hotel Dubai’s team will focus on deriving additional revenue from its dining outlets and from the MICE segments.