ASG headed a delegation to commemoration of Petra National Trust’s 30th anniversary
A Qatari delegation representing Qatar National Tourism Council and Qatar Foundation, headed by Hassan Al Ibrahim, Assistant Secretary General of QNTC, met with officials in the Jordanian tourism and heritage sectors, including H.E Majd Shweikeh, Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, HRH Princess Dana Firas, President of the Petra National Trust and UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador, and Dr. Abdelrazzaq Arabiyat, Managing Director of the Jordan Tourism Board.
During the meetings officials discussed ways of expanding cooperation between Qatar and Jordan in the areas of tourism, antiquities, ecotourism and architectural tourism. The two sides agreed to benefit from Jordanian expertise in managing heritage sites and nature reserves, and sharing knowledge and learnings in various areas of tourism, including the management of conferences and exhibitions.
The meetings were held on the sidelines of an event celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Petra National Trust, Jordan’s oldest non-governmental organization for the protection and preservation of national heritage.
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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.
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%.