Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC) made its debut at ITB China 2019, one of the leading travel trade shows in China, held in Shanghai last week.

The Qatar pavilion showcased a strong delegation of leading private sector partners including Qatar Airways, destination management companies and other hospitality suppliers, providing a comprehensive one-stop welcoming service to meet with the China travel trade.

QNTC ITB China 2019

According to QNTC Chief Marketing Officer Rashed Al Qurese, China is a key source market for Qatar, and they hope to continue building this relationship.

In 2018 we saw a significant growth in the number of Chinese visitors to Qatar, with over 62,000 visitors in 2018, a 38% growth from the previous year. We are delighted to work with our partners in China to share Qatar’s unique experiences with a wider audience.’

Their participation to ITB China 2019 is part of QNTC’s efforts to shed light on Qatar’s unique experiences, and promote the country as a tourism destination among travel professionals and tourism industry leaders in China. The national carrier, Qatar Airways, currently connects Doha to six cities in mainland China including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Chongqing and Hangzhou.

A B2B travel exhibition exclusively focused on the Chinese Travel Market, ITB China has established itself as one of the leading travel trade shows in the country. This year’s exhibition hosted more than 850 top buyers from more than 300 travel agencies, representing the full range of China’s largest industry players. In attendance were industry professionals from all around the world.

Visit itb-china.com for more information about the exhibition. For QNTC updates, check out their website at visitqatar.qa.