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Thursday, 16 August, 2018, 17 : 00 PM [IST]

Qatar Tourism Authority intensifies its effort to tap India market

Qatar Tourism Authority recently conducted their first ever workshop at St Regis in Mumbai to educate the travel trade on Qatar’s tourism offerings. Around 14 companies including DMCs and hotels participated in the half-day event. 

Speaking on the occasion Sanal Issac, Sales Manager, Gulf Adventures said that India has emerged as a very strong market for them. “We are adopting different strategies for the India market and as of now our focus will be Delhi and Mumbai. In near future we will target the Southern region of India.” Similarly, Khalid AI Jaouni, Manager, Qatar International Adventures, also sounded very optimistic about India, especially against the backdrop of free visa on arrival for Indian. His company majorly receives VFR traffic from India. “We can meet the expectations of Indian travellers that include food as well. Qatar can offer everything that a tourist likes-night life, alcohol, beach, etc.,” pointed out Jaouni. 

Deepali Bhujbal, Sr. Account Manager-Corporate & Leisure, Sheraton Grand Doha, is targeting leisure and MICE segments from India. “Our property is spread over 71 acres of land and has the largest business and conference facilities in Qatar with 25 meeting rooms. Apart from this, Qatar can be termed as a safe destination for everyone,” she said. 

Vaishali Jena, Revenue Manager, Radisson Blu Hotel - Doha, said that India and China are the fastest growing markets for them. “After the announcement of Visa on arrival, the number of Indians coming to Qatar is increasing,” Jena pointed out.

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