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Launching packages for Gulf families!


Mr. Ayman Al Qudwa, a member of the Tourism and Exhibitions Committee at the Qatar Chamber, pointed out the necessity of launching family packages for tourists coming from the Gulf Cooperation Council countries, as the Gulf market represents about 40% of visitors to Qatar, which requires providing a qualitative product that meets the aspirations of tourists coming from those countries.


He explained that according to figures issued by Qatar Tourism, the country attracted more than four million visitors during 2023, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia took the top spot in the number of visitors coming to Qatar, as the number of visitors coming from the Kingdom represented 25.3% of the total number of international visitors, and this Statistics confirm the need to pay attention to the Gulf market.


Regarding his vision of how to continue tourism development efforts, Al Qudwa said: Tourism products must be developed, innovation, excellence and diversification in services and events must be promoted, and the requirements and interests of international tourists must be determined, in addition to intensifying marketing and promotion efforts for tourism components and the calendar of events held in the country.


He added that the prices of five-star hotels and resorts overlooking the sea are high compared to their counterparts in neighboring countries, which hinders efforts to develop tourism, indicating that hotels located in the center of Doha provide competitive prices for visitors.


Regarding the demands to facilitate the granting of visas, Al Qudwa stressed that these demands are illogical, as Qatar provides great facilities through the continuity of the work of the “Haya” platform to unify and facilitate procedures for obtaining a visa for visitors, in addition to exempting citizens of 95 countries around the world from entry visas, stressing the importance of All concerned parties cooperate with Qatar Tourism to provide a unified vision.


He explained that Qatar's organization of events and launching promotional campaigns, throughout the year, has greatly contributed to achieving a significant increase in the number of tourists, as the country was able to achieve record numbers.

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