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Tourist arrivals in Qatar 'may touch 2.9mn by 2022'

Tourist arrivals in Qatar 'may touch 2.9mn by 2022'

Travel and tourism spending in Qatar has seen a nearly 4.5% increase to $14.2bn in 2017, the new report said.

Qatar outranks GCC countries in entrepreneurship index

Qatar outranks GCC countries in entrepreneurship index

The findings were announced during the first ‘National Incubation Strategy’ workshop hosted by QDB at the Hilton Doha on Monday.

‘US wants Gulf crisis resolved soon’, says US embassy official

‘US wants Gulf crisis resolved soon’, says US embassy official

Concerned about the impact of the ongoing dispute in the GCC region, the US government wants a speedy resolution to the Gulf crisis, an official of the US embassy in Qatar has said.

Visitor arrivals to Qatar increase 1.5% to 1.464mn

Visitor arrivals to Qatar increase 1.5% to 1.464mn

Some 1.464mn people visited Qatar from the beginning of the year until June, marking a 1.5% increase over the 2016 figure of 1.442mn visitors, according to data released by the Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics.

No presence of plastic in rice, says retail group

No presence of plastic in rice, says retail group

A senior official of a major retailing group, having presence across the GCC region, has denounced the ongoing campaign in WhatsApp about 'the high presence of plastic' in a popular Indian brand of rice.

Jet Airways launches three-day special fare

Jet Airways launches three-day special fare

India-based airline Jet Airways has announced a ‘Pay day promo’, a special three-day web-based sale offer allowing passengers from the GCC region to “enjoy” a flat 12% discount subject to certain terms and conditions.

Turkish Airlines announces new offers to Istanbul

Turkish Airlines announces new offers to Istanbul

Turkish Airlines has announced that it is providing special offers from the GCC region to Istanbul and connecting cities in Turkey.

Qatar economic growth to pick up in 2017, says QIF

Qatar economic growth to pick up in 2017, says QIF

The recovery in oil price and a strong expansion in non-hydrocarbons should help Qatar effectively manage the future interest rate hikes, helping the country's economic growth to pick up this year, according to a QIF report.