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With 420,000 arrivals from India in 2023; Qatar Tourism hopeful of relaxation in bilaterals

In the past couple of years, Qatar Tourism has seen an uptick in arrivals from India with visa-free access.

Talking about this, – Philip Dickinson, VP, International Markets, Qatar Tourism, said, “India is in a unique position, despite the great demand, there are capacity constrains in terms of airline seats to come to Qatar.”

He is hopeful of relaxation in bilaterals to improve point to point connections between India and the Kingdom of Qatar.

Explaining trends, he said, “There is lot of interest from India for Bleisure travel and MICE movement to Qatar. India is our second largest market, and an extremely important one. From India, we are hosting high-profile events in Qatar at our two state-of-the-art convention centres.”

There has been a 100% increase in accommodation facility in Qatar with the nation hosting concluded FIFA World Cup in 2022. Talking about this, he said, “The development of accommodation for FIFA World Cup is part of the economic development plan for Qatar, and part of the plan to the Qatar 2030 Vision to reach 7 million international arrivals.”

Qatar has seen influx of accommodation across various categories, new districts, shopping malls, attractions, rapid transport system, shopping malls, etc., to host audience and visitors from across the world.

Dickinson believes that visa-free entry, world-class Hamad International Airport, Qatar’s image as the safest destination in the world, family-friendly infrastructure, and award-winning Qatar Airways make the Kingdom an attractive proposition for visitors to select the country as their choice for international holiday.

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