Qatar Tourism has successfully held its first roadshow in India since the pandemic. The events in Delhi and Mumbai brought together notable attendees from the Indian travel industry, including business partners, associates and travel affiliates. About 120 travel industry companies from Delhi and Mumbai attended the event, which aimed to connect local travel agents with destination management companies, hotels and attractions operators in Qatar .
The unique interactive platform with pre-scheduled meetings enabled Indian business partners and travel agents to interact and learn more about the various product offerings and experiences that Qatar has to offer. The roadshow was well attended and received a positive response from both cities.
The roadshow aimed to fortify and strengthen the travel business relationship to increase visitor arrivals from India. Qatar Tourism has drawn the attention of industry and visitors to the infrastructure, attractions and amenities being built for the prestigious FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, which Qatar will host in November/December of This year.
The roadshow saw the presence of distinguished partners from Qatar showcasing their products and services to industry specialists in India at large – hotels such as Zulal Wellness Resort by Chiva Som, The Ritz-Carlton Doha, Waldorf Astoria Lusail Doha , Mondrian Doha, Mandarin Oriental Doha, Hilton Salwa Beach Resort & Villas, Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara, The Westin Doha Hotel & Spa, Four Seasons Doha and Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel. DMCs such as Discover Qatar, Tawfeeq Holidays, Asfary, 365 Adventures by Peninsula Compass Tourism and Mannai Holidays. Major sports-focused attendees included event companies such as Fanatic Sports and Cutting-Edge.
Berthold Trenkel, COO of Qatar Tourism, said: “India is playing a vital role in achieving the goals that Qatar Tourism has set for the 2030 strategy. India continues to be one of Qatar’s main markets, and we regularly interact with the travel industry through our partner agency, which promotes Qatar as a major travel destination, both as a hub and as an end destination . The Qatar Specialist Program is a brand new interactive online training module that we recently launched. The platform, available in 11 languages, is created to help travel industry partners better understand Qatar’s diverse product offerings while providing them with relevant knowledge and a globally recognized qualification. We look forward to seeing the impact of the roadshow as well as the specialist program, which will help shine a light on the various facets of Qatar’s offering. Our goal is to encourage all types of travelers to travel to Qatar, discover and enjoy the country. We want people to experience our vibrant atmosphere while enjoying the best of Middle Eastern hospitality.
With India being a key market, Qatar Tourism is confident that the success of the roadshows will enable expansion into the Indian outbound travel market. Emphasis was placed on securing notable visitor numbers beyond the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ in various segments such as leisure, MICE and weddings.
Commenting on the roadshow, Ms. Lubaina Sheerazi, CEO and Co-founder of BRANDit, Qatar Tourism’s representative in India, said, “As a large portion of its population is eager to travel and explore new places in the world, India represents a large and substantial market. market for Qatar. The roadshow gives us the opportunity to highlight the distinctiveness of Qatar as a destination for Indian travelers across all segments. Whether they’re looking for a fun family getaway, active vacations, unique cultural experiences, lavish resorts, theme parks, exotic locales or world-class shopping excursions, Qatar has something for everyone. Especially families with children or teenagers of all ages; will feel welcome and safe in Qatar.
Numbeo has rated Qatar as one of the safest countries in the world in 2022, and visitors from over 95 countries, including India, can enter without a visa. Qatar has an incredible variety of easily accessible tourist attractions, as well as a plethora of flora and fauna, and the majority of experiences are a unique blend of cultural authenticity and modernity. There’s something for every type of traveler and budget, from iconic museums to bespoke restaurants, thrilling desert adventures to world-class events like the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™.
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