Cabinet passes the draft law to create National Tourism Council

Published on : Thursday, November 9, 2017

indexThe Cabinet has recently permitted a draft law in order to create the National Tourism Council. This is anticipated to offer a major boost to the tourism of Qatar through a multi-pronged approach.


Also, the weekly Cabinet meeting gave the permission to outline law in terms of tourism regulation in the country, as reported by an official of Qatar News Agency or QNA.


The National Tourism Council is to be constituted under the chairmanship of HE the Prime Minister, the draft law stipulates. The council will be interested to “achieve the best conditions for the implementation of the national strategy for tourism and its subsidiary programmes, in order to promote comprehensive development plans for the tourism sector and organise and promote them internally and externally”, QNA defined, highlighting that the council will target to “improve the tourism experience in the country and show the civilisational, cultural, artistic and touristic features of the State”.


The National Tourism Council under the draft law will exercise all essential powers and terms of reference to attain its purpose that comprise the “adoption and review of the national strategy for tourism, preparation for and follow-up on the implementation of the projects and programmes that are part of the strategy, as well as the approval of the State’s development, economic and infrastructure plans and programmes that are related to the strategy and following up on its implementation in accordance with Qatar National Vision 2030”.


Also, the Council will take on the general policy of the State in terms of tourism and manage all facets related to tourist activities.


It was declared in September 2017 that the National Tourism Council would soon replace QTA as part of initiation to restructure the sector of Qatar.

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