Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) is inviting students and graduates, who are interested in developing a career in tourism, to explore the industry with QTA’s team at their stand at the Qatar University (QU) Career Forum, 14 – 17 from March, 2016.

The Forum will be held in the College of Business & Economics – Room C219, in the QU Campus, and will provide attendees at the fair the opportunity to learn more about tourism’s role in providing alternative revenue streams to the national economy, and the different roles that graduates can play to actively contribute.

Omar Al Jaber, Director of Shared Services at QTA, said:

At QTA, we believe in the importance of involving homegrown talent in developing Qatar’s tourism sector, to ensure that visitor experiences are embedded in and reflective of, the country’s national culture and heritage.’

He added, noting that in 2015, QTA achieved a 71% Qatarisation rate within the organisation:

Qatar University’s Career Forum is a great opportunity for us to connect with young nationals, and help them identify future opportunities and careers in the tourism sector, which is estimated to provide up to 76,000 jobs in Qatar across various public and private sector members of the industry.’

QTA plays a significant role in shaping the tourism industry in Qatar today, by partnering with the private and public sector to plan, regulate and promote the industry in a sustainable manner.

Part of QTA’s planning effort is identifying types of tourism products and services that will contribute to a more diverse tourism offering, and working to attract investment for their development. Regulation efforts involve ensuring tourism establishments operate at the highest standards while promoting and perpetuating Qatar’s culture. In addition, QTA promotes Qatar as a destination around the world through its destination branding, international representation and participation at trade shows, and developing a rich calendar of festivals and events.