Experiential travel boosts Qatar’s economy

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by Patrick Ryan | Published 4 years ago

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The tourism sector in Qatar is being boosted by a growth in experiential travel.

qatar-stand-2That’s according to Arabian Travel Market (ATM) senior exhibition director Simon Press who was speaking ahead of the annual event which is taking place from 24-27 April at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC).

“Qatar’s well-paced National Tourism Sector Strategy 2030 will steadily boost tourism numbers over the coming decade, with the first milestone of four million visitors a year by 2020, well on track,” he said.

“The government, hotel operators, airlines, and other stakeholders, are now beginning to see a return on their investment into the country’s tourism sector. Once again we see the leisure industry driving growth in another major GCC destination and this is a trend we expect to continue at least until the end of the decade.”

By 2030 Qatar has ambitions to welcome 10 million visitors a year and generate $17.8 billion in tourism receipts.



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