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Sharjah hotels report 98pc increase in Russian guests

MOSCOW, September 24, 2017

Russia is one of Sharjah’s major tourism source markets, with the UAE emirate recording a 98 per cent increase in Russian guests during the the first half of the year, highlighted Khalid Jasim Al Midfa, chairman of the Sharjah Tourism Authority (SCTDA) at the recent Leisure Moscow Fair in Russia.

Local hotels reported a total of 106,693 Russian guests between January and June compared to 54,017 guests during same period in 2016.

Similarly, Russian guests accounted for 446,437 hotel room nights for the first half of the year, representing a 103 per cent increase versus the same period in 2016 at 220,396 room nights.

As part of continued efforts to put the spotlight on Sharjah as a luxury destination of choice for Russians and other international tourists, the Sharjah Tourism Authority (SCTDA) recently participated at the 23rd Leisure Moscow Fair.

This marks the 15th year that the SCTDA has been participating in the event, which took place at the Expocentre Fairgrounds in Moscow between September 19-21.

Joining the SCTDA delegates were officials and representatives from Sharjah International Airport; Air Arabia; Sharjah Airport’s Travel Agency (Sata); the Sharjah National Hotels, including the Marbella Resort, the Holiday International Hotel, and the Khorfakkan Oceanic Beach Hotel; the Copthorne Hotel; and Hilton, among many others.
Leisure Moscow Fair is a global platform for travel and tourism leaders to meet and share insights, while ensuring the achievement of desired outcomes of this high-profile leisure tourism exhibition. - TradeArabia News Service

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