This year, Qatar will welcome travel and events professionals from around the world to inVOYAGE at the soon-to-open Rixos Gulf Hotel Doha.

Berthold Trenkel
Qatar Tourism COO Berthold Trenkel

Up to 200 leading industry professionals from more than 24 countries will arrive in Doha for inVOYAGE’s luxury incentives and events showcase. This is the first time that the event will take place in Qatar. It will be staged in partnership with Rixos Gulf Hotel Doha, Qatar Tourism, Discover Qatar, and Qatar Airways.

The new Rixos Gulf Hotel Doha is a grand refurbishment of a historic building that first opened in 1973 as the Gulf Hotel and quickly became a landmark in the city. The hotel will have 378 rooms and suites and seven dining outlets, blending comfort, style and cutting-edge technology.

Qatar Tourism Chief Operating Officer Berthold Trenkel said they are thrilled to support the top-tier travel event that will bring leading industry figures from around the world. MICE, says Trenkel, is a core focus for tourism as Qatar is connected directly to over 150 destinations by Qatar Airways, which makes the country an ideal and accessible hub for business.

Qatar is a growing hub for major conferences, and sporting and business events, with 80% of the world’s population living within a six-hour flight. By 2030, Qatar aims to welcome over six million visitors a year, with MICE travellers accounting for approximately 20% of them.

inVOYAGE in Qatar

Rixos Gulf Doha General Manager Sherif Kasseb said they are delighted to host the very first event of inVOYAGE in Qatar and look forward to welcoming the elite group of luxury incentive and event professionals to their new property. He said that their guests are sure to embark on a memorable journey filled with delectable food, engaging entertainment, stimulating sports and activities, and immersive spa experiences.

Rixos Gulf Hotel Doha is set to become Doha’s most iconic and sought-after destination through the All-Inclusive concept that they are introducing to the market for the first time, which offers the highest standards of premium services, modern facilities and lively entertainment.

According to inVOYAGE co-Founder Richard Joslin, their job is to bring the event to fruition with the support of great partners, to fill the room with an amazing collective of international events and luxury hospitality professionals ready to be inspired and do business.

Our guests will gain a unique first-hand experience of Qatar’s incredible culture and its increasingly diverse offering for luxury events and incentives, whilst being part of an international community of senior-level professionals focus on luxury events and incentives.

Discover Qatar Senior Vice President Steven Reynolds, meanwhile, said that inVOYAGE provides a wonderful opportunity to showcase just how much variety Qatar has to offer, cementing its place as the perfect destination to host luxury and high-profile events.

Qatar Airways Chief Commercial Officer Thierry Antinori also expressed excitement to be partners with top-tier event professionals to inspire and empower through connecting experiences.

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