Lately, Qatar’s tourism sector has been struggling tremendously from the boycott of GCC nations. The tourism influx decreased from 1.5 million in 2017 to no more than 1,000,000 (945 thousand) in 2018. In consequence, Qatar has determined to concentrate on tourism as one in every of its 5 precedence sectors as a way to introduce a diversified financial system within the coming years.
Up to now, this technique is bearing fruit. Qatar achieved nice leads to the Visitor Expertise Report which analyzed greater than 12 million on-line visitor evaluations which confirmed Qatar as one of many prime Center East tourism merchandise. Furthermore, through the first quarter of this yr, the nation was visited by 10% extra vacationers than throughout the identical interval final yr.
The nation is introducing many measures to develop even additional and specializing in a few of their prime locations. Just lately, the Nationwide Tourism Council of Qatar introduced worth cuts for the very best five-star lodges and resorts throughout the nation by as much as 40% to draw vacationers through the sizzling summer time season.
Lowered costs will likely be legitimate from June four to August 16. Lodge homeowners are prepared to supply reductions not solely on rooms but in addition on visiting eating places, spas, sports activities golf equipment positioned in lodges.
Qatar’s tourism has loads to supply not solely when it comes to luxurious but in addition within the area of cultural heritage and artwork. The UNESCO World Heritage websites within the nation embrace the Barzan Towers, the Al Koot and Al Wajbah forts or Al Zubarah. A few of the most distinguished museums or galleries inside the nation are the Mathaf Arab Museum of Trendy Artwork, the Al Markhiya Gallery or The Museum of Islamic Artwork.
And, to not overlook, Qatar can also be making ready to host the following FIFA World Cup in 2022. This occasion normally attracts quite a few followers and vacationers from everywhere in the world and final yr’s event in Russia was a primary instance of this.
The nation is planning to construct many trendy stadiums for the occasion, seeking to appeal to soccer lovers with architecturally fascinating constructions. A number of days in the past, Qatar opened its first stadium out of the eight deliberate for the occasion – the Al Wakrah Stadium.
Thus, it appears Qatar have bounced again properly from the boycott from nations of the Gulf Cooperation Council and don’t intend to cease right here, with enhancements and extra points of interest deliberate for the longer term.