The collaboration will unveil 75 photogenic spots across Qatar
Qatar Tourism (QT) has announced its partnership with the Explorest photography app with the aim of promoting points of interest in the country.
The move follows the successful launch of Explorest in some of the world’s most photographed cities in the world, including Los Angeles, New York, London, Paris, Singapore, Hong Kong and Shanghai.
Through its partnership with QT, Explorest aims to become the go-to digital travel companion for amateur and professional photographers wishing to capture striking images of the country’s diverse natural, architectural and cultural points of interest.
Professional and amateur photographers living in or visiting Qatar can tour the country by using the app’s Location Insights feature. The function provides precise GPS coordinates, recommended visit times for magic light hours, photo specifications, tips, weather details, and even suggested nearby activities.
QT chief operating officer Berthold Trenkel said: “As we continue to witness growing numbers of visitors from the region, we are delighted to launch a new angle through which our guests can explore Qatar. Our partnership with Explorest is one of many ways we are working to enhance the visitor experience, empowering visitors with the information and tools they need to make their visit to Qatar a memorable one.
“Qatar has abundant natural beauty, awe-inspiring architecture and unique locations which make us particularly excited to be the first country in the Middle East to be featured on the app. Over the coming months, we look forward to having even more locations and contributors added to the app and seeing the community of photography enthusiasts in Qatar grow.”
Explorest CEO Justin Myers added: “Ever since we launched Explorest, our community has been anticipating our expansion into the Middle East.
“We always knew Qatar would be one of the first destinations, a country rich in culture and architectural beauty. We’ve worked so hard to provide the smartest and best-curated photo location library available. We look forward to inspiring locals and regional visitors to explore the unique and grand perspectives Qatar has to offer.”
Explorest has more than 250,000 users, with over 150 Explorests who have built out more than 2,000 Location Insights across these destinations.
The app will soon feature on Qatar Tourism’s website and can be downloaded on the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. As a launch promotion, all Qatar Location Insight details will be available free of charge for 12 months.