Tourist arrivals up 10% in 2019 Q1

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Tourist arrivals up 10% in 2019 Q1

Qatar welcomed 588,000 visitors in the first quarter (Q1) of 2019, a 10 percent expansion over the first quarter of 2018, as indicated by Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC) Secretary-General Akbar al Baker. 

Talking at the 6th Annual Tourism Industry Ghabga on Tuesday, Baker stated, "We are gaining solid ground and our first quarter results are empowering. We invited 588,000 guests speaking to a 10 percent yearly increment in Q1 of 2019." 

Discussing more examples of overcoming adversity, Baker featured the consequences of the 2018-19 journey season, which finished up on May 10. 

"We invited 44 ships conveying in excess of 140,000 individuals, which speaks to in excess of 100 percent expansion in the course of the last season. We anticipate that this development should proceed in the coming years. We need Doha Port to be a standout amongst the most significant cruising ports." 

He said the 'Find Qatar' stop-over program has gotten 100,000 guests while Qatar Airways will keep on advancing the item and has near around 200,000 guests on the carrier financed STPC program. 


"Find Qatar will likewise be propelling new energizing items over the coming months including a completely overseen kite surfing office; extravagance desert withdraws and expertly composed visits to see the stunning populace of whale sharks off the Qatar coast." 

He said Qatar Airways will put a large number of riyals in building up these offices and after that in the long run giving them over to the private area. 

"It is delighting to see that Qatar is turning into a veritable seven-night goal for guests, particularly from Europe. Visit administrators are considerably more acquainted with the travel industry contributions and the coming winter appears to be extremely encouraging. From aeronautics to neighborliness, retail to culture, Qatar has something for everybody with new items in the pipeline." 

Bread cook said visit guides are the necessary piece of the guests' general involvement. 

"We proceed to prepare and issue licenses to visit guides. An aggregate of 137 visit guides have been issued licenses. It is our objective to guarantee that everybody associated with this calling will have the best possible permitting and expected preparing to respect our visitors," he included. 

With the 'Mid year in Qatar' program beginning soon, there are a wide scope of occasions and activities that will draw in with nearby, provincial and global visitors and will reinforce Qatar's notoriety for being an appealing goal for relaxation, diversion and retail. 

He said the organization between people in general and private segments is a key component for 'Summer in Qatar' program. 

Bread cook stated, since the most recent year's Ghabga, there have been critical moves in the travel industry area. 

"Qatar Tourism Authority has now turned into the Qatar National Tourism Council, putting the travel industry high on the national plan. It will encourage a closer collaboration between people in general and private divisions accomplices to fabricate a flourishing and practical the travel industry," he said. 

He stated, "Our accommodation industry keeps on growing and accomplish awards, with cordiality and travel information suppliers rating Qatar as best in the visitor experience classification in the Middle East."