Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Growth Authority at present introduced its consolidated outcomes for the complete yr of 2018.
The authority launched its first three-year vacation spot technique in 2016 outlining the imaginative and prescient and mission for tourism within the emirate, with the objective of attracting a million guests to Ras Al Khaimah by 2018.
The emirate has exceeded these targets with a reported 1,072,066 guests from home and key worldwide markets selecting to remain in Ras Al Khaimah throughout 2018.
The Authority reported a ten per cent development in guests in comparison with 2017, led by the UAE home market which continues to generate 38 per cent of total guests.
Germany continues to be the main worldwide supply market with 83,605 guests, adopted by Russia, with 83,531 guests – up by a big 17 per cent on 2017.
The third largest supply market was the UK, with 63,054 guests, up 11.5 per cent; India was fourth with 62,325 guests, up 22 per cent; rounding out the highest 5 was Kazakhstan with 27,168 guests, a development of 28 per cent.
Certainly one of Ras Al Khaimah’s key milestones in 2018 was the launch of Jebel Jais Flight, which has welcomed over 25,000 flyers since opening 12 months in the past.
Haitham Mattar, chief government of Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Growth Authority mentioned: “Final yr was one other outstanding yr for the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah by way of achievements and milestones completed, primarily exceeding our goal of 1 million guests.
“With the present sturdy customer demand, strong regional and worldwide partnerships in place and iconic product launches over the previous few years, Ras Al Khaimah is on a mission to additional assert its place because the quickest rising tourism vacation spot within the area, whereas selling our emirate’s breadth of choices to regional and worldwide goal markets.”