In a bid to strengthen and grow the destination’s presence and appeal in the Indian market, Qatar is making its debut appearance in the 26th edition of the South Asia Travel and Tourism Exchange (SATTE) in New Delhi, ongoing this week until Saturday, 19 January.
Qatar’s delegation to the industry’s most prominent trade event in India is led by Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC) with representatives from hospitality partners and tour operators.
Thanks to Qatar’s openness, Indian citizens can now enter Qatar, visa free. The visa waiver is valid for 30 days from the date of issuance and entitles holder to spend up to 30 days in Qatar, during either a single trip or on multiple trips. Qatar Airways, Jet Airways and Air India Express currently offer 176 flights every week to different Indian cities from Doha. In 2018 alone, Qatar welcomed over 400,000 Indian visitors, a 20% increase compared to 2017.
Qatar’s pavilion will showcase the country’s expanding tourism and hospitality options. The delegation includes representatives from the eight hotels from Doha and two DMC.