The event was held to increase arrivals from India
Qatar Tourism has completed a two-city roadshow in India. The events, held in Delhi and Mumbai, were attended by travel industry professionals and 120 travel companies.
The aim of the event was to connect local agents with destination management companies, hotels and attraction operators in Qatar.
The interactive platform with pre-scheduled meetings allowed Indian trade partners and travel agents to interact and learn more about the diverse product offerings and experiences that Qatar has to offer.
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The roadshow was well attended and Qatar Tourism drew industry and visitor attention to the infrastructure, attractions and amenities being built for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, which Qatar will host in November and December 2022.
Qatar-based hotels, including Zulal Wellness Resort by Chiva Som, The Ritz-Carlton Doha, Waldorf Astoria Lusail Doha, Mondrian Doha, Mandarin Oriental Doha, Hilton Salwa Beach Resort & Villas, Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara, The Westin Doha Hotel & Spa, Four Seasons Doha and Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel were represented during the event.
In addition, participants from DMCs – including Discover Qatar, Tawfeeq Holidays, Asfary, 365 Adventures by Peninsula Compass Tourism and Mannai Holidays – were in attendance.
Qatar Tourism chief operating officer Berthold Trenkel said: “India plays an integral role to achieve the sights Qatar Tourism has set for the 2030 strategy. India continues to be one of Qatar's top markets, and we effectively engage with the travel trade on a regular basis through our agency partner, who promote Qatar as a major travel destination, both as a hub and a final destination.
"The Qatar Specialist Programme is a brand new and interactive online training module that we recently launched. The platform, which is available in 11 languages, is created to help travel trade partners better understand Qatar's diverse product offerings while also providing them with relevant knowledge and a globally recognised qualification.
"We are eager to see the impact of the roadshow as well as the specialist programme, which will help bring to light the diverse facets of Qatar's offerings. Our aim is to encourage all types of travellers to travel to Qatar, to discover and enjoy the country. We want people to experience our vibrant atmosphere while enjoying the best of Middle Eastern hospitality.”
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Commenting on the roadshow, BRANDit CEO and Qatar Tourism's India representative Lubaina Sheerazi said: “Given that a large section of its population is eager to travel and explore new places around the world, India represents a significant and substantial market for Qatar.
"The roadshow gives us a chance to highlight Qatar’s distinctiveness as a destination for Indian travellers across segments. Whether they are looking for a fun-filled family getaway, active holidays, one-of-a-kind cultural experiences, opulent resorts, theme parks, exotic locations, or world-class shopping excursions, Qatar has something for everyone, especially families.”
According to consumer database Numbeo, Qatar is one of the safest countries in the world in 2022, and visitors from over 95 countries, including India, can enter visa-free.
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