The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has revealed signs of progress within the tourism sector as the emirate prepares to gradually open up to international travel.
Hotel occupancy rates in Abu Dhabi have risen by three per cent year-on-year since July 1st and are expected to rise further with the launch of a number of initiatives within the emirate aimed at boosting the sector.
The UAE government has received global praise for its response in confronting the pandemic, as well as for how it has proactively managed its social and economic impact.
The local government in Abu Dhabi in turn has increased testing for Covid-19, and implemented strict measures, which have been reflected in cases dipping to less than one per cent in Abu Dhabi City.
DCT Abu Dhabi has also worked closely with industry partners and stakeholders to introduce a number of initiatives to aid hotels and cultural attractions in reopening.
The Go Safe certification programme is amongst the initiatives rolled out to boost consumer confidence and the tourism sector within Abu Dhabi simultaneously.
The programme aims to regulate hygiene standards across all hotels in Abu Dhabi through implementing a strict set of guidelines…