Published on : Sunday, April 23, 2017
Qatar Tourism Authority’s main strategies are building capacities of local companies and promoting the country’s world-class venues for further increasing exhibition and business events for its tourism sector.
To quote Saif Al Kuwari, Director of PR & Communication at QTA, “We are focusing on building capacity for local companies to host and maintain events in such high standard. We are also focusing on venues like Doha Exhibition (DECC) and Convention Center and Qatar National Convention Center (QNCC) which can host events of this magnitude.”
Al Kuwari said that big shows like QMS provide an opportunity to showcase Qatar’s capacity on global stage to host world-class events. To quote Al Kuwari, “Any visitor that comes here and see how the centres are laid out and what are the facilities like will be an ambassador for us. This is one of the things that we are focusing on in terms of bringing in more visitors to Doha.”
Al Kuwari said that tourism presents huge potential for Qatar for diversifying its economy.
He said, “The economic impact of tourism in Qatar is 8.8 percent of the total non-hydrocarbon GDP which is quite good for a country like Qatar that relies most of its income on hydrocarbon.”
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