In a bid to strengthen and grow the destination’s presence and appeal in the Indian market, Qatar is making its debut appearance in South Asia Travel & Tourism Exchange (SATTE) at the 26th edition being held in New Delhi from 16 to 19 January. Qatar’s delegation to the industry’s most prominent trade event in India is being led by Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC) and consists of representatives from hospitality partners and tour operators.
Thanks to Qatar’s openness, Indian citizens can now enter Qatar visa free. The visa waiver is valid for 30 days from the date of issuance and entitles its holder to spend up to 30 days in Qatar, during either a single trip or on multiple trips. In addition, there are 176 flights every week connecting Indian cities to Doha offered by Qatar's award-winning national airline, Qatar Airways as well as Indigo, Jet Airways and Air India Express. In 2018, Qatar welcomed more than 400,000 Indian visitors, representing a 20% increase compared to the previous year.
Qatar’s pavilion will showcase the country’s expanding tourism and hospitality options. The delegation includes representatives from the 8 Hotels and 2 DMC’s.
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About National Tourism Council (QNTC)
Qatar National Tourism Council’s mission is to firmly establish Qatar on the global map as a place where cultural authenticity meets modernity, and where people of the world come together to experience unique offerings in culture, sports, business and family entertainment.
The QNTC’s work is guided by the Qatar National Tourism Sector Strategy (QNTSS), which seeks to diversify the country’s tourism offering and increase the sector’s contribution to Qatar’s economy by 2030. In 2017, the Next Chapter of QNTSS was launched, charting the next five years (2018-2023) of the tourism sector’s growth.
In 2018, QNTC launched the a global destination campaign under the tagline 'Qatar, Qurated for you.' Curating requires professional or expert knowledge to select, organise and present unique experiences. As such, the Qurated campaign plays on the word's definition and the destination brand's iconic Q to underscore the country's focus on delivering tailored visitor-centric experiences.
Since launching QNTSS, Qatar has welcomed over 10 million visitors. The economic impact of the tourism sector in Qatar is becoming increasingly visible with 2016 estimates showing a total (direct and indirect) contribution to Qatar’s GDP of 6.7%. www.visitqatar.qa