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Qatar lays claim to become cultural hub of the Middle East

Qatar lays claim to become cultural hub of the Middle East

4 April 2012 Focus

With awe inspiring architecture, a collection of world beating museums, and a rapidly growing program of events and activities, Qatar is fast establishing itself as the cultural hub of the Middle East. Many of the destination’s attractions are rooted in the culture and environment of the region.

QNCC boosts Qatar business credentials

QNCC boosts Qatar business credentials

The newly opened Qatar National Convention Centre, a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, is fast transforming the country’s meetings and events industry to be a global premier business destination. Already, the centre has hosted a number of high-profile events, and to date, 52 events with more than 30,000 visitors have been hosted at the Centre.

Qatar Tourism Authority selects Hills Balfour for UK push

Qatar Tourism Authority selects Hills Balfour for UK push

The Qatar Tourism Authority has announced it will work with travel representation and public relations firm Hills Balfour as it looks to establish itself as a leading destination for both leisure and business travel. This exciting step in the QTA’s international marketing approach comes as part of its strategy to grow the destination’s tourism industry by 20 per cent in the next five years.

Qatar records positive hotel performance for 2011

Qatar records positive hotel performance for 2011

16 February 2012 Hotel News Tourism News

Qatar has recorded positive hotel performance results in 2011 according to STR Global, reflecting increasing demand and interest in business and tourism as it prepares to host the 2022 World Cup. Occupancy remained stable last year edging 0.4 per cent higher from 2010 while average daily rates increased 0.7 per cent STR Global said.

Investments in Qatar set to boost meetings industry

Investments in Qatar set to boost meetings industry

25 January 2012 Tourism News

The 2012 Gulf Incentive, Business Travel and Meetings Exhibition in March will host a dedicated Qatar Pavilion with key exhibitors showcasing the growing opportunities and facilities related to the Qatari Meetings industry. Qatar’s events industry has been under the spotlight since the country won the rights to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup last year. Most recently the destination played host to the World Travel Awards Grand Final.

Budget hotel brands eye Qatar ahead of FIFA 2022 World Cup

Budget hotel brands eye Qatar ahead of FIFA 2022 World Cup

10 January 2012 Focus

As major international hotel chains compete for space in Qatar, a growing number of mid-market and budget hotels have also been eyeing the landscape, hoping to get a piece of the FIFA 2022 action. More than US $100 billion worth of infrastructure is expected to be developed by 2022 including the construction of 77 new hotels and 42 hotel apartments in Qatar bringing a total of 21,107 new rooms into the Qatari hospitality market.

Qatar boom brings spate of new hotels in 2012

Qatar boom brings spate of new hotels in 2012

6 January 2012 Focus

Qatar and in particular Doha continues to experience a major boom in hotel development with large international hotel chains and companies rushing to become a part of one of the fastest growing countries in the world.

Qatar welcomes Doha Trade Fair 2012

Qatar welcomes Doha Trade Fair 2012

The Doha Exhibitions Center’s main hall was packed with visitors, shopping lovers and souvenir collectors looking for special treasures on the opening day of the Doha Trade Fair 2012 – Qatar’s biggest shopping carnival of the year. The event comes during an exciting period for Qatar, with the World Travel Awards Grand Final set to take place in the destination on January 11th.

Qatar National Convention Centre attracts international attention

Qatar National Convention Centre attracts international attention

19 December 2011 Tourism News

Hollywood actor Kevin Spacey and director Sam Mendes were among an all star cast who flew into Qatar over the weekend to stage Shakespeare’s Richard III at the brand new Qatar National Convention Centre. Qatar was the only Middle Eastern destination included on the production’s global tour.