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ITB Berlin 2015: Qatar picks up top World Travel Award in Germany

Rashed Saeed Al-Qurese, left, picks up the award from World Travel Awards president Graham Cooke

Qatar Tourism Authority has been recognised as the World’s Leading Business Travel Destination by the voters at the World Travel Awards for the four consecutive year.

Rashed Saeed Al-Qurese, chief marketing and promotions officer with the Qatar Tourism Authority, picked up the coveted trophy during a special presentation at this year’s ITB Berlin in Germany. 

The presentation was made by World Travel Awards president Graham Cooke at the Qatar Tourism Authority stand in Hall 22B during the first day of the show.

Cooke said: “Qatar has consistently illustrated its meetings, incentives and conferencing and exhibitions credentials in recent years, and it is no surprise our voters have once again recognised the destination as the best in the world.

“It is a pleasure to present this trophy here today in front of global audience at what is the largest trade show anywhere on earth.

“Congratulations to all the members of the Qatar Tourism Authority and best of luck as we begin the search for the 2015 winners here at the World Travel Awards.”

Breaking Travel News chats with Rashed Saeed Al-Qurese as he receives the award at ITB Berlin

Qatar Tourism Authority’s mission is to plan, regulate, develop and promote sustainable tourism in Qatar with the aim of driving economic growth and social impact and enabling authentic experiences, business facilitation, and family-focused recreation.

Offering a range of products and services from culture and heritage, MICE, leisure, sport and education, Qatar’s tourism sector has a rich blend of attractions to suit all tourists.

QTA works to showcase the country’s unique cultural heritage and exciting tourist attractions to lead the transformation of Qatar into a world-class destination with deep cultural roots.

With numerous venues for business and 45 four- and five-star hotels, Qatar is already a leading high-end destination for MICE, situated centrally between Europe and Asia.

For more on the organisation’s strategy please take a look here.