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Sharjah Summer Breaks Attracts Over 110,000 Visitors

The tourism in Sharjah performed superb since statistics show a large number of domestic and international tourists visited the emirate during the "Sharjah Summer Breaks 2009".

Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) announced the conclusion of its summer campaign activities "Sharjah Summer Breaks 2009".

The campaign continued from 15 June to 15 August 2009 and offered wide range of recreational services.

"The Sharjah Summer Breaks campaign proved to be very successful," said Mohamed A. Al Noman, Director General of the SCTDA.

"The campaign helped increase the number of tourists visiting the emirate, with outstanding hotel services and enticing offers designed by the SCTDA to introduce visitors to Sharjah’s brilliant museums and to offer tourists an unforgettable family vacation experience," he added.

He said: "Statistics issued by the SCTDA show that the number of hotel visitors in Sharjah increased by 12 percent from 98,911 visitors in June 2009 to 110,289 visitors in July 2009, while the number of room nights increased by five percent, from 109,558 to 115,182, and hotel occupancy increased by 10 percent to 68 percent, from the 58 percent recorded in June." These figures clearly show the success of the summer campaign in increasing tourism flow into Sharjah, he held.

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