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Ramadan traditions at Sharq Village & Spa, Doha, Qatar

Ramadan traditions at Sharq Village & Spa, Doha, Qatar

Arabian tradition states it is the rare oyster that divulges a pearl of uncommon style and beauty, as divers discovered when finding these luminescent treasures off Qatar’s peninsula coast. Similarly guests of Sharq Village & Spa will find a Doha beach resort of exceptional grace and splendour, as Phil Blizzard also discovered on his ‘Ramadan Tour’ of the region.

Qatar Tourism Authority moves into German tourism market

Qatar Tourism Authority moves into German tourism market

Qatar Tourism Authority has signalled its intentions of targeting German-speaking Europe as a prime growth market by appointing tourism marketing and PR specialists, Lieb Management, as its new representatives to cover Germany, Austria and Switzerland. QTA director of marketing and promotions, Rashed AlQurese, said: “These are sophisticated markets with discerning travellers actively seeking new and different vacation experiences.

IATA AGM 2014: Emir of Qatar greets global aviation leaders

IATA AGM 2014: Emir of Qatar greets global aviation leaders

The State of Qatar’s Emir and patron of this year’s 70th International Air Transport Association Annual General Meeting and World Air Transport Summit, His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani today inaugurated the much-awaited global aviation conference in the capital Doha. The three-day conference being held at the Ritz Carlton Hotel on June 1st-3rd, is being hosted by Qatar Airways and has gathered more than 1,000 aviation industry delegates, as well as 200 international media.

IATA AGM 2014: Ritz-Carlton Doha welcomes aviation elite

IATA AGM 2014: Ritz-Carlton Doha welcomes aviation elite

2 June 2014 Focus

With the International Air Transport Association arriving in Doha today for its 70th Annual General Meeting, the spotlight has fallen on host hotel The Ritz-Carlton, Doha. Nearly 1,000 delegates are in attendance at the top level event, with the property offered a chance to showcase its MICE facilities to an elite audience. Here Breaking Travel News takes readers on a tour of the property.

IATA AGM 2014 Profile: HE Issa bin Mohammed Al Mohannadi, chairman, Qatar Tourism Authority

IATA AGM 2014 Profile: HE Issa bin Mohammed Al Mohannadi, chairman, Qatar Tourism Authority

2 June 2014 Focus

All eyes are on Doha this weekend as the International Air Transport Association hosts it Annual General Meeting in capital Doha. Delegates will be welcomed to one of the most rapidly developing tourism destinations anywhere on earth, with billions of dollars presently pouring into the hospitality sector there. One man more than any other, H.E. Issa bin Mohammed Al Mohannadi, chairman of the Qatar Tourism Authority, has been responsible for guiding this process. Here Breaking Travel News takes a look at the man behind the emergence of Doha, and Qatar, as a world class tourism destination.

IATA AGM 2014: Doha welcomes aviation industry to Hamad International Airport

IATA AGM 2014: Doha welcomes aviation industry to Hamad International Airport

30 May 2014 Focus

With industry leaders arriving in Doha ahead of the International Air Transport Association AGM, Qatar has been exhibiting its new international airport.Hamad International Airport extended its jetways to welcome arriving passengers for the first time to the world’s newest aviation hub earlier this month. Here Breaking Travel News takes a look around.

Hamad International Airport prepares for opening

Hamad International Airport prepares for opening

21 May 2014 Airline News

On Tuesday May 27th 2014, Qatar’s new airport, Hamad International Airport will become fully operational and welcome Qatar Airways, the national carrier, to its new home. HIA, the world’s newest international hub, is located five kilometres away from the existing Doha International Airport and will cater to a capacity of 28 million passengers per year, increasing to 50 million passengers a year when the facility is fully operational.

Travel Talk: Issa Mohammed Al Mohannadi, chairman, Qatar Tourism Authority

Travel Talk: Issa Mohammed Al Mohannadi, chairman, Qatar Tourism Authority

15 May 2014 Videos

In this interview Phil Blizzard talks to Issa Mohammed Al Mohannadi, chairman, Qatar Tourism Authority about the long term strategy for tourism development, the role of local stakeholders like Qatar Airways and what Qatar can offer its guests as it strives to become a leading tourism destination. The chairman also gives his views on how the country aims to balance the influx of tourists with their traditional values and social norms.

Qatar Tourism Authority prepares for Arabian Travel Market

Qatar Tourism Authority prepares for Arabian Travel Market

Qatar Tourism Authority is leading the Qatari delegation at the annual Arabian Travel Market 2014, with a 75 per cent larger presence than in previous years. The event is set to take place between May 5th-8th 2014 in Dubai. The high-powered delegation comprising representatives of 29 hotels, operators and travel agencies will highlight Qatar’s growing status as a destination for family recreation, leisure and cultural tourism.