DOHA, 14 December 2021: Qatar Tourism unveiled its luxury tourism proposition, in line with Qatar’s National Vision 2030 during the recent ILTM Cannes 2021 hosted from 6 to 9 December in Cannes, France.
In the last 20 months, Qatar has welcomed new five-star hotels, football stadiums and restaurants as it prepares to host the FIFA’s World Cup in 2022.
Luxury properties set to open are Raffles Hotel, Fairmont Hotel and Resort, Place Vendome and Rosewood Doha.
During ILTM Cannes 2021, Qatar Tourism presented new tourism projects, including luxury hotels, theme parks, shops, and major leisure projects due to open in the lead up to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.
Over 100 new hotels and serviced apartments are currently under construction, which will add to Qatar’s already extensive portfolio of properties. The hotels will broaden Qatar’s appeal to high-value travellers, offering more choice to its existing 80 five and four-star hotels.
With the aim of raising the tourism sector to 12% GBP by 2030, Qatar will grow and improve assets and attractions, enhance the end-to-end customer experience, invest in Service Excellence and deploy a tailored marketing strategy to target point-to-point (P2P) and stopover visitors.
Chief Operating Officer of Qatar Tourism chief operating officer Berthold Trenkel, said: “We are continuing to expand our tourism offering and are excited to introduce guests to the best of Qatari hospitality. In 2019, we saw over two million visitors to Qatar, and we hope to see similar growth trends now that we are welcoming visitors back to the country again.
“We are now less than one year until the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022TM, so now is the perfect time to visit Qatar. Qatar is an accessible introduction to the Middle East, blending cosmopolitan modernity and beautiful landscapes with Arabic traditions, cuisines, and cultures. We have a rich cultural heritage, luxury five-star hotels and resorts, incredible outdoor activities, beaches and museums and cultural landmarks that are waiting to be discovered.”
Qatar will also welcome major tourism projects including Place Vendome, a shopping mall boasting 580 retail outlets, two five-star hotels and entertainment zones, West Bay North Beach project with six beaches, restaurants and outdoor activities and Qetaifan Island North, set to be the first entertainment island in Qatar with five-star hotels and resorts, beach clubs and water parks.