Visit Qatar and Qatar Airways launch Stopover Packages to boost tourism
Visit Qatar and Qatar Airways have jointly announced the introduction of stopover flight packages in Doha, as part of their collaborative efforts to promote Qatar and reinforce its standing as a premier tourist destination. This announcement was made during a press conference chaired by H E Saad bin Ali Al Kharji, Chairman of Qatar Tourism, and Engr Badr Minahmmed Al Meer, CEO of Qatar Airways Group, in the presence of international media representatives as part of an extensive familiarization trip to Doha, at Msheireb Downtown Doha.
Visit Qatar plays a pivotal role in promoting Qatar as a top travel destination and in conserving its cultural heritage, It actively engages with government entities to foster partnerships and incentivize private sector investments aimed at nurturing growth in the hospitality and tourism sectors. Aligned with Qatar National Vision 2030, Visit Qatar is committed to enhancing the country's tourism infrastructure, promoting sustainable development, and fostering cultural exchange.
Addressing the press conference, Al Kharji remarked, “The ‘Stopover in Qatar’ offering is an embodiment of continuity of the cooperation between Qatar Tourism and Qatar Airways providing travellers the opportunity to expand their destination experience and explore this remarkable country. Recognising the richness and diversity of Qatar’s tourism, we believe that the ‘Stopover in Qatar’ package will be highly valuable for tourists with limited time.”
He further emphasized, “It is imperative to highlight that in 2023, the number of travellers and hotel room nights for stopovers in Qatar more than doubled compared to 2022 as a direct result of Qatar Airways flying to over 177 international destinations. “January 2024, witnessed another remarkable achievement with over 700,000 visitors, setting a new monthly record, we are continuing this growth, with the aim of welcoming six million annual visitors by 2030. These statistics underscore the significant accomplishments and momentum of Qatar’s tourism sector, solidifying its status as a leading premier international destination."
“Qatar will grow and improve assets and attractions as we will witness the unveiling of new attractions, such as the Meryal Waterpark and Ras Abrouq. Visit Qatar emphasises its keenness in providing overall Service Excellence for visitors to have a well-rounded Middle Eastern experience in one accessible, safe, and must-visit destination,” he said.
Through Discover Qatar (DQ), Qatar Airways destination management company, passengers can now select from range of stopover flights, further enhancing Doha's appeal as an ideal stopover destination, boasting a wealth of tourist experiences and unique benefits.
Engr. Al Meer said, “Our 2024 network expansion offers a very exciting summer schedule, which includes our resumption to Venice and our new route to Hamburg, along with increased frequencies on various international routes. We are committed to creating unforgettable travel experiences which will transform transit time as well as the airport experience itself. Looking ahead to the future, I am confident that Qatar is set to become the top stopover destination globally.”
Qatar Airways is dedicated to establishing Doha as a must-visit stopover destination, offering unparralled travel experiences. The stopover packages offered by Visit Qatar and Destination Qatar encompasses five enticing options at over 100 hotels for travellers embarking on their journey through Qatar Airways extensive network of over 170 destinations. All stopover packages include 24 hour check-in facilities, enabling guests to maximize their time in Qatar and can be tailored to include additional options such as all port assistance, transfers and a variety of tours and experiences to enrich their stay, such as a City and Desert Tours.
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