Qatar promoted a host of new hotels and hotel apartments, theme parks, football stadiums and restaurants
Qatar Tourism headed a delegation comprising hotels, DMCs, exhibition venues and Qatar Airways to IBTM World 2021. This leading MICE industry expo took place in Barcelona, Spain. Partners present at IBTM included: Qatar Airways, Al Wadi Doha MGallery Hotel, Hilton Salwa Beach Resort and Villas The Sheraton Grand Doha Resort and Convention Hotel, The St. Regis Doha, JW Marriott Marquis City Centre Doha, Arabian Adventures, Tawfeeq Holidays, Discover Qatar, and Qatar Business Events Corporation / Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre.
Qatar introduced its new tourism experiences, restaurants, theme parks, and football stadiums, in advance of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022TM. The country is also adding more than 100 hotels and hotel apartments, with more options available at different price points and enhancing the visitor experience, as Qatar Tourism continues its mission to welcome six million visitors a year by 2030.
Chief Operating Officer of Qatar Tourism, Berthold Trenkel, said: “International exhibitions such as IBTM help raise awareness of the destination and the extensive developments that are underway. After a hiatus, we were able to offer updates, showcasing our state-of-the-art event facilities, retail, hospitality and sporting venues, and products across culture and adventure. With a rich ecosystem that supports a variety of events, business events are an important subsector within tourism, introducing new audiences to the variety of our offerings.”
Business events is a rapidly developing subsector of tourism in Qatar. Prior to the pandemic it was growing at a rapid clip, and has a strong pipeline going forward, with major international conferences, sporting, and business events due to be held in Qatar. Over the next few years, the country will host large-scale events, including FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022TM, Qatar Grand Prix, Qatar Geneva International Motor Show, the World Association for Sports Management, and the World Symposium of Choral Music 2023.
Qatar Tourism and its partners continue to invest in infrastructure and promotional efforts. Qatar Tourism is building a cutting-edge digital ecosystem which deploys the latest technologies to create immersive content that allows visitors and residents to discover the destination and explore its offerings.
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About Qatar Tourism
Qatar Tourism’s mission is to establish Qatar 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, rooted in Service Excellence. Qatar Tourism will regulate and develop the tourism industry, encouraging investment from the private sector. It will set the national strategy for the tourism sector, reviewing it periodically and overseeing its implementation, with the aim of diversifying tourism offerings in the country and increasing visitor spend. Through our network of international offices in priority markets, and cutting-edge digital platforms, Qatar Tourism is expanding Qatar’s presence globally and enhancing the tourism sector.