• Qatar remains one of the fastest growing countries in tourism

     Friday, February 2, 2018

    In the field of tourism, Qatar remains one of the fastest growing countries. Remarkable development in the country and establishment of tourism facilities have greatly helped in the progress of tourism in Qatar.   Tourism in Qatar is divided into …

  • Qatar sees doubling of hotel numbers between 2014-2016

     Monday, January 8, 2018

    The number of hotels in Qatar has almost doubled between 2014 and 2016 with luxury hotels boosting the growth of the hospitality sector. The total number of hotel rooms also increased by 46 percent during this period. There were total …

  • Qatar welcomes over 4,000 tourists thanks to mega cruise vessel

     Friday, January 5, 2018

    On Thursday Qatar was able to achieve yet another milestone in the sphere of cruise tourism as it embraced over 4,000 tourists on board the mega cruise ship MSC Splendida according to the Qatar Ports Management Company (Mwani Qatar).   …

  • Qatar targets Chinese tourists by offering visa-free travel

     Monday, January 1, 2018

    Qatar is now planning to draw the Chinese tourists by the luxury offerings and high level of hospitality services.     Welcome Chinese, the only official overseas hospitality certification programme recognised by the Chinese government.     The organization collaborates …

  • UAE introduces VAT for the first time

     Monday, January 1, 2018

    The United Arab Emirates have introduced value added tax (VAT) for the first time.     It has already introduced road tolls and a tourism tax and it will apply for services such as vehicle registration. According to the economists, …

  • National Tourism Council pave the way

     Tuesday, December 26, 2017

    After discussions, the Advisory Council passed on the draft law on the establishment of a National Tourism Council to the Financial and Economic Affairs Committee for additional actions.   Previous month, the Cabinet had supported the draft law hoping to …

  • Bahrain stringent on visa requirement from Qatar, restricts travel

     Friday, November 3, 2017

    In order to preserve the safety and security of the country Bahrain’s Interior Ministry took the decision of introducing visa requirements for people traveling from Qatar.   The latest move in the ongoing diplomatic rift between Qatar and its neighbors, …

  • Sri Lanka tourism aims GCC with roadshows

     Tuesday, October 17, 2017

    Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau will launch a promotional roadshow which will have a delegation of Sri Lanka Tourism officials, as well as Sri Lanka’s leading hotels and tourism stakeholders and will visit the cities of Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman and …

  • Tivoli Hotels & Resorts announces its expansion into the Middle East

     Monday, October 9, 2017

    With the goal of developing outstanding hotels in Qatar, Tivoli Hotels and Resorts – part of Minor Hotels – announces it is now operating the Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels in Doha, a collection of nine unique and historical buildings featuring …

  • Tourists stay away from Qatar after its boycott by four countries

     Friday, October 6, 2017

    Tourists are avoiding visiting Qatar after the boycott of the country by the UAE and other Arab states.   According to a report compiled by the UNWTO, the country has reported negative results as an aftermath of this diplomatic crisis. …


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