Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC) returns to World Travel Market (WTM), the leading event in the global travel trade industry, for its 40th edition at ExCel London earlier this week.
QNTC heads a delegation of private sector partners including hotels, DMC and other hospitality suppliers, showcasing their offerings at the Qatar pavilion and meeting with international travel trade and media.
Exhibitors include: Qatar Airways, Katara Hospitality, Marsa Malaz Kempinski, Sheraton Doha, The Ritz-Carlton Doha, Grand Hyatt Doha, Four Seasons Hotel, Intercontinental Doha, Al Wadi M Gallery, Amari Doha, Murwab Group, Mondrian Doha, Radisson Blu Hotel, Sharq Village, Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels, W Hotel, Westin Hotel, Wyndham Grand, and Century Hotel.
Qatar representatives highlighted key developments to international travel trade, including the significant growth in visitor arrivals, which have increased by 12% over the first three quarters of 2019, compared to the same period last year – with UK arrivals in particular increasing by 20%. Hotel and hotel apartments also showed an 8% increase in occupancy rates during the first three quarters of the year compared to the same period last year.
The Qatar stand boasts two special features: a 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™ area, which introduces visitors to the unique tournament experiences they can expect in Qatar in 2022. The stand also included an area for the National Museum of Qatar, showcasing the iconic museum.
For more information about the exhibition, visit london.wtm.com.