UAE tourism industry set to recover

18 January 2010

Business Monitor International (BMI) has said that tourist traffic to the UAE is expected to recover in 2010, and will gain further growth momentum next year as a result of promotional campaigns initiated by various emirates. 'Based on more favourable data than expected from Dubai, we have edged up our forecast of negative growth in tourist arrivals to the UAE as a whole from -3% to -2% year-on-year in 2009,' BMI said in its latest report on the country's tourism prospects. 'The better than expected outturn for tourist arrivals to Dubai is partly due to promotional campaigns in key source markets such as the UK, Germany, India, Russia, China, Japan and the GCC states.'

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