Secretary-General of World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) Dr Taleb Rifai stressed that the Gulf crisis did not affect the flow of international visitors to Qatar, expecting that the state is going to attract more than 6mn tourists a year, which will reflect positively on the country's GDP.
Tourism delegates from various countries around the world had the opportunity to explore Qatar’s rich culture and heritage, natural treasures, and its eco-friendly practices in various tourism infrastructures in field trips organised by Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA).
Qatar Chamber’s Tourism Committee is looking for solutions to develop the country’s tourism sector amid “the current challenges,” it was announced in a statement.
A road trip to various places across Qatar, even during the summer season, is becoming a popular activity among residents, it is learnt.
In a bid to increase awareness of Qatar’s tourism offering among international travel trade, Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) has hosted numerous mega familiarisation visits for travel professionals, including tour operators, travel agents and travel media from various global markets.
More than 50,000 tourists are expected to arrive in Qatar aboard 32 ships during the 2016/2017 cruise season, providing a further fillip to the country's tourism industry.
Continued inbound arrival is expected to spur international tourism receipts for Qatar, which is expected to reach nearly $11.9bn by 2020, BMI Research has said in a new report.
Katara Hospitality is launching an initiative designed to highlight the evolution of its food and beverage concepts at the seventh edition of the Qatar International Food Festival (QIFF).
Showcasing Qatari culture and traditions will not only help preserve the country’s heritage but also play a key role in attracting more tourists, Qatari businessman Farhan al-Sayed has told Gulf Times.