Key tourism developments shared with global tourism industry
Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC) returns to World Travel Market (WTM), the leading event in the global travel trade industry, the 40th edition of which takes place at ExCel London this week from 4-6 November.
QNTC heads a delegation of private sector partners including hotels, DMCs and other hospitality suppliers, who are showcasing their offerings at the Qatar pavilion and meeting with international travel trade and media. They include: Qatar Airways, Katara Hospitality, Marsa Malaz Kempinski, Sheraton Doha, The Ritz Carlton, Grand Hyatt Doha, Four Seasons Hotel, Intercontinental Doha, Al Wadi M Gallery, Amari Doha, Murweb Group, Mondrian Doha, Radisson Blu Hotel, Sharq Village, Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels, W Hotel, Westin Hotel, Wyndham Grand, Century Hotel.
Qatar representatives are highlighting key developments to international travel trade, including the significant growth in visitor arrivals, which have increased by 12% over the first three quarters of 2019, compared to the same period last year, with UK arrivals in particular increasing by 20%. Hotel and hotel apartments also showed an 8% increase in occupancy rates during the first three quarters of the year compared to the same period last year.
The Qatar stand boasts two special features: a 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™ area, which introduces visitors to the unique tournament experiences they can expect in Qatar in 2022. The stand also included an area for the National Museum of Qatar, showcasing the iconic museum.
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About Qatar National Tourism Council (NTC)
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.
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%.