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102.6 billion dirhams of international tourists spending in Dubai during 2018

2019-12-11T22:02:04.123Z

Dubai ranked in the list of the largest tourist destinations in the world in terms of spending international tourists, recording more than 27.9 billion US dollars during the past year (about 102.6 billion dirhams), surpassing New York, London, Tokyo, Bangkok, Singapore and Miami, according to the annual report issued by the Council



Dubai ranked in the list of the largest tourist destinations in the world in terms of spending international tourists, recording more than 27.9 billion US dollars during the past year (about 102.6 billion dirhams), surpassing New York, London, Tokyo, Bangkok, Singapore and Miami, according to the annual report issued by the World Travel and Tourism Council.

According to the report, which monitors the impact of the tourism and travel sector in 73 cities around the world, and «Emirates Today» obtained a copy of it, Abu Dhabi ranked first in the world as the fastest growing market in the contribution of the tourism and travel sector in the labor market, registering an increase of 8% in jobs In the sector between 2008 and 2018.

Spending tourists

In detail, the total spending of international tourists in Dubai during the past year amounted to $ 27.9 billion during the year 2018 (about 102.6 billion dirhams), to be ranked in the list of the largest tourist destinations in the world in terms of spending rates, according to the annual report issued by the World Tourism and Travel Council .

The report showed that the city of Dubai exceeded in terms of spending by international visitors in 2018: New York, London, Tokyo, Bangkok, Singapore and Miami, indicating that the emirate continues to consolidate its gains in the international tourism sector and record continuous growth rates.

Direct contribution

According to the report, the direct contribution of the tourism and travel sector to the GDP of the Emirate of Dubai amounted to 12.6 billion dollars (about 46.3 billion dirhams), constituting 11.5% of its GDP, with a growth rate of 4% compared to last year.

He explained that the spending of international tourists in the Emirate of Dubai constitutes 89% of the total volume of spending on tourism and travel in the emirate, to be ranked sixth in the world, compared to 11% for spending in relation to domestic tourism, pointing out that the sector supports more than 231 thousand jobs directly in The labor market in Dubai, constitutes 8.7% of the total workforce in the emirate.

Dubai ranked seventh in the world as the fastest growing market in the contribution of the tourism and travel sector in the labor market, registering an increase of 8% in jobs in the sector during the past year 2018.

tourism sector

In addition, the report pointed out that Abu Dhabi ranked first in the world as the fastest growing market in the contribution of the tourism and travel sector in the labor market, registering a growth of 8% in jobs in the sector between 2008 and 2018, pointing out that the sector's contribution to GDP The emirate has about $ 3.6 billion (about 13.2 billion dirhams), which makes up 2.5% of its gross domestic product.

And that the spending of international visitors in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi reached 5.6 billion dollars (about 20.5 billion dirhams), indicating that international visitors account for 56.2% of the total volume of spending on tourism and travel compared to 43.8% for spending on domestic tourism.

He explained that the tourism and travel sector supports more than 37 thousand jobs in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, which constitute about 3.2% of the size of the labor market in the emirate.

It is noteworthy that Dubai received more than 13.5 million international visitors during the first 10 months of this year, equivalent to 1.35 million visitors per month, compared to 12.88 million visitors in the same period last year, with a growth rate of 4.81%. According to the data of the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing in the emirate, the number of hotel rooms increased by the end of October 2019 to 122,185 rooms, compared to 113,509 rooms by the end of October 2018, representing 7.64% growth.

Arab markets

The spending of international visitors in the city of Riyadh reached about 3.8 billion dollars, and in Mecca reached 2.7 billion dollars, while Cairo recorded about 1.6 billion dollars, and Marrakech about 1.4 billion dollars.

The 73 cities included in the report account for about a quarter of the direct GDP of global travel and tourism, and they directly support more than 17 million jobs in this sector, representing 5.7% of all jobs, pointing out that these cities are destinations in and of themselves. , And act as gateways to other destinations within countries.

It showed that the direct GDP of travel and tourism across 73 cities recorded a growth rate of about 3.6% during the past year 2018, which is higher than the economic growth recorded in these cities, which amounted to about 3%.

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A thousand jobs supported by the travel and tourism sector in Abu Dhabi.

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A direct job in the job market supported by the travel and tourism sector in Dubai.

Source: emara

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