Green Tent discusses role of cultural institutions in stimulating tourism
May 21 2019 01:11 AM


The 6th session of the Green Tent of the ‘A Flower Each Spring’ programme discussed the role of cultural and recreational institutions in supporting the tourism sector in Qatar, in the presence of a number of tourism experts in the country.
Head of ‘A Flower Each Spring’ programme Dr Saif Ali al-Hajari said that Qatar has many natural and tourist attractions and it is characterised by an environment that includes many rare animals and plants and attracts many tourists from all regions of the world.
Dr al-Hajari added that Qatar has a strong infrastructure, a good road network, a variety of parks, high technology services and high-speed internet, and also has flights to all parts of the world, adding these factors are a great support for businessmen to increase investment in tourism sector and work on its development.
Dr al-Hajari called for taking advantages from the potential provided by the State to serve the tourism sector by expanding hotel facilities in view of the preparation for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
In his presentation to the session, Dr Hassan Ali Diba stressed the role of cultural institutions as a joint platform that brings together individuals from different backgrounds, qualifications, specialities and different experiences, pointing to the great role of employees and workers in cultural institutions in enhancing the reputation of the tourism sector and achieving its objectives.
He pointed out that the organisational culture of the institution plays an important role in maintaining identity and directing behaviour through the rules and regulations, noting that the culture of any institution is a combination of values, beliefs and expectations shared by individuals and used to guide their behaviour and solve their problems.
In the same context, Acting Chief Executive Officer of Qatar Museums (QM) Ahmed al-Namla said that the newly opened museums have greatly supported the tourism sector and attracted many visitors to the country, especially as it is one of the most important elements of cultural tourism.
Al-Namla added that the number of visitors to the National Museum of Qatar, which opened last March, reached more than 160,000 visitors, and exceeded in some days the barrier of 8,000 visitors.
He stressed that within the framework of the vision of Qatar, which seeks to expand in national museums, a sports museum will be open in the coming period and will include seven halls and presents the history of the development of sport in Qatar and the world, in line with hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

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