The delegation of 11 industry partners showcased products in business events and tourism during networking sessions with buyers and event planners.
Qatar National Tourism Council concluded its participation in IBTM World today at the head of an eleven strong Qatari delegation which included hotels, DMCs, exhibition venues and the national carrier. Held between 19-21 November in Barcelona, the three-day global trade event included 3 networking events and several matchmaking sessions, where buyers learned more about Qatar’s unique products in business events and tourism, and its focus on memorable and authentic experiences.
Ahmed Al Obaidli from QNTC commented, "Qatar’s state-of-the-art venues, infrastructure, and our business facilitation services make it an attractive business events destination. This is combined with accessibility and the openness of our visa policies, as well as a rich calendar of events making for unique cultural experiences. With the support of our partners from both the public and private sectors, we continue to enhance the end-to-end visitor experience.”
Hosting more than 150 business events in 2019 alone, Qatar is a growing hub for business events, which form an important part of Qatar’s tourism strategy. Facilitation services and ease of doing business are furthering business ties, with leading events companies such as dmg events establishing a presence in Qatar.
IBTM is a leading annual global event for the meetings, incentives, conferences, events and business travel industry. The event gathers meetings industry professionals for three days of focused business opportunities, thought provoking professional education and networking to drive the Business Events sector into the future. QNTC has been leading a Qatari delegation to the annual event since 2013.
Alongside QNTC and Qatar Airways, the following partners exhibited at the Qatar Business Events stand:
1 Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel
2 Arabian Adventures
3 Marriott Marquis City Center Doha Hotel
4 The Ritz-Carlton Doha
5 St. Regis Doha
6 Qatar International Adventures
7 W Hotel Doha
8 Al Wadi Doha MGallery Hotel
9 Mondrian Hotel Doha
10 Doha Exhibition and Convention Center (DECC)
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About Qatar 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.
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 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 12 million visitors. The economic impact of the tourism sector in Qatar is becoming increasingly visible with 2017 estimates showing a total (direct and indirect) contribution to Qatar’s GDP of 6.6%.