“Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) has announced plans to boost the tourism sector in the country by 20% in the next five years.To help with this, QTA is embarking on a roadshow of the GCC, beginning on May 26 in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Probince, in Al Khobar. The tour will then stop at Riyadh, Kuwait, Muscat, Abu Dhabi and, finally, Dubai on May 31. The QTA is looking to enhance the awareness of the coutry’s cultural heritage, as well as highlighting its strides towards creativity and innovation, covering five pillars – meeting, sports, education, culture and leisure.
Abdulla Malalla Al Bader, director of tourism at QTA, said: “We are conducting these roadshows to educate the GCC on the potential of Qatar being an ideal destination for people to celebrate Eid Al Fitr and Eid Al Adha.”
He added: “Qatar is fast becoming one of the emerging destinations in the world travel, thanks to our strategy to highlight the range of activities on offer in Qatar. Qatar has everything a high end traveller needs – stunning hotels, cultural icons and many leisure activities.”
Recent projects include the Qatar National Convention Centre, which includes 40,000m² of exhibition space, and the upcoming New Doha International Airport, with the capability to handle 50 million passengers.
“The promotional roadshow is to promote Qatar as a premier business and upscale leisure destination to MICE (meetings, incentive, convention, exhibitions) professionals,” added Al Bader.
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