The world is hosted by the Emirates.. Growth in the number of travelers to the country and long-term hotel reservations

The UAE is preparing to become the number one destination for global travelers during the next six months, coinciding with hosting the Expo 2020 Dubai, while the local hotel sector has restored normal booking rates in light of the growth in the number of pre-emptive long-term reservations.

The Civil Aviation Authority revealed that the total number of passengers to the Emirates increased last August to more than 2.5 million passengers, compared to 814,000 passengers in the same period in 2020, with an estimated increase of 207%.

The authority indicated in statements made to the Emirates News Agency "WAM" that the air traffic figures in the country increased during last August to reach 45,953 movements.

The measures to contain the “Covid 19” virus were one of the most important files that contributed to strengthening the country’s position as a safe destination for travel despite the continuing pandemic globally, as the UAE leads the world in the rates of vaccine distribution, as the proportion of the population receiving a single dose of the “Covid-” vaccine has reached 19" as of September 13, 2019 to 90.5%, while the percentage of the fully vaccinated population reached 79.3%.

Experts and stakeholders in the tourism sector see the next stage as the real launch stage for the sector, after the past months constituted the stage of restoring balance and resetting the sector after taking a package of important decisions issued by it to allow receiving applications for tourism visas for tourists who received full doses of the “Covid-19” vaccine. Approved by the World Health Organization.

After about 16 days, the UAE will witness the launch of Expo 2020 Dubai, which is one of the most important and influential global events, which qualifies it to transform into the most important global destination for tourism over a period of six months, as the exhibition is expected to attract nearly 25 million visitors of various nationalities. It is inside and outside the country.

This exceptional event plays a prominent role in upgrading the tourism sector in the country completely, and its effects will be reflected on the prosperity of a large number of sectors, especially tourism, aviation, transport and others.

And requests for hotel reservations in the UAE in general, and Dubai in particular, recorded significant growth ahead of the "Expo", where the global site "Wego" for travel and hotel reservations recorded last July more than half a million searches for flights and hotel reservations in the Emirate of Dubai during the period in which the event was hosted.

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