Qatar Tourism, in partnership with World Tourism Organization (UN Tourism), announces the opening of nominations for the second edition of the Qatar Tourism Awards.

During the press conference held at the Rixos Premium Hotel, Qetifan North Island, Acting Chief of the Tourism Development Sector at Qatar Tourism Omar Al Jaber said that the application portal is now open until 8 August 2024. The Qatar Tourism Awards aims to recognise businesses and individuals in the tourism and hospitality sectors in Qatar, for their significant contributions to service excellence.

Al Jaber expressed his delight in announcing the opening for submissions for the 2024 edition. ‘I would like to take this opportunity to invite all companies, individuals, entrepreneurs in the sector, tourist attractions owners, workers, influencers in the tourism sector and every entity that promotes tourism in Qatar, whether directed to local or international audience, to apply for these awards. With the 2024 edition of the Qatar Tourism Award, we intend to celebrate the country’s vision for sustainable development, by promoting cultural heritage and encouraging cooperation between the public and private sectors promoting tourism offerings.’

He also added that the Qatar Tourism Awards are instrumental in fulfilling Qatar Tourism’s mission to lead the state’s tourism sector. ‘Through the Qatar Tourism Awards, we at Qatar Tourism seek to carry out our mission in leading tourism in the State of Qatar by enhancing standards of excellence and motivating all sectors of the industry. We encourage the spirit of innovation, excellence and healthy competition which ultimately leads to elevating the quality of tourism services and experiences across the tourism industry.

Al Jaber was joined by Jaime I Mayaki, Director of Technical Cooperation and Silk Road at the UN Tourism. He said: ‘Now in its second edition, and under the transformative leadership of Qatar Tourism, the Qatar Tourism Awards aim to highlight the exceptional talents and visionary leaders who are driving their country forward. This prestigious initiative rapidly evolving into a major brand in its own right, is emblematic of Qatar’s unwavering dedication to nurturing a culture committed to excellence and innovation. By recognising and celebrating outstanding achievements across diverse areas in Qatar’s tourism sector, the Awards not only praise the work of individuals and organisations but also inspire future generations in Qatar to strive for higher standards.’

Aligned with Qatar National Vision 2030, Qatar Tourism is dedicated to developing the tourism industry and bolstering the country’s economy through its commitment to Service Excellence. As a result, Qatar Tourism believes that recognising and celebrating businesses which contribute to the success of the tourism industry is integral to continue Qatar’s unique visitor’s experience.

Submission Process

Qatar Tourism Awards is open to all tourism businesses and individuals in the tourism sector. The seven main categories of the awards include:

  • Service Excellence
  • Gastronomic Experiences
  • Iconic Attractions and Activities
  • World Class Events
  • Digital Footprint
  • Smart and Sustainable Tourism
  • Community Leadership.

Submissions are a simple process where the applicants need to answer five questions and add supporting documents. For a comprehensive entry guideline, please visit www.qatartourismawards.com, or call the dedicated hotline (106) or email at [email protected].


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