Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) and DER Touristik Deutschland are working together to further boost awareness of Qatar as a tourism destination and attract more visitors to the country.

The deal comes following a 22% rise in German visitors to Qatar in 2017 compared to the previous year. As part of the partnership, DER Touristik will expand the portfolio of its tour operator brands Dertour and Meier’s Weltreisen for its Qatar offering during the 2018-2019 winter season: the existing day trip offer is complemented by multi-day tours and the accommodation options on offer will increase to include a total of 14 hotels.

Rashed Al Qurese, Chief Marketing and Promotion Officer at QTA, said they are delighted to collaborate with a strong partner like DER Touristik, which appreciates the full potential of Qatar as a destination, and is keen to share Qatar’s story with one of the biggest visitor source markets in Europe.

This partnership comes to complement our various existing promotional activities aimed at attracting more German visitors to Qatar.’

Qatar’s tourism infrastructure is expected to receive a major boost in 2019 when the first phase of Doha’s new metro system comes online and the much-anticipated National Museum of Qatar opens its doors to the public.

The national carrier, Qatar Airways, operates 35 weekly flights connecting Doha to the German cities of Berlin, Frankfurt and Munich. Qatar has also waived visa-upon-arrival requirements for German citizens, granting them free access to the country.

Qatar is a six-hour flight from Germany, making it an attractive stop over destination for travellers heading farther East, while also providing numerous options for extended weekend stays.

For updates and more information about the country’s tourism programme, visit the QTA website through this link