Published on : Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Lately, new offices have been opened by Qatar Tourism Authority or QTA in China. Headquartered in Beijing along with supporting locations in Shanghai and Guangzhou, these representative offices were inaugurated with the intention of attracting higher number of Asian visitors to Qatar.
As Qatar has been officially awarded the ‘Approved Destination Status,’ these new launches will allow the country to draw in Chinese tourists and organize promotional tourism activities within China.
The newly built headquarters would in China. These once opened will become QTA’s third office in Asia and ninth in the world including the UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Turkey, the US, the GCC markets and Southeast Asia.
However, in a recent statement, the officials of QTA suggested that other offices in Russia and India will also be opened by the closure of this year.
“Qatar has become an increasingly accessible destination for Chinese travellers, especially after the country waived entry visa requirements for Chinese citizens,” Qatar’s ambassador to China Sultan Salmeen al-Mansouri said. Chinese nationals were offered visa-free entry to Qatar by utilizing a multi-entry waiver given at the port of entry, free-of-charge.
Pointing out the good number of Chinese tourists visiting various places worldwide, the representative considers that Qatar’s efforts to establish itself in China is timely.