The event's highlight was the rigodon de honor led by QTA
Joanna Suarez and Ronnie Padillo.
The APP also provides an exemption allowing the QTA
to roll the participant assets into an individual retirement plan, which the QTA
will sponsor, when participants fail to respond to the program’s various required notices.
is working to enhance the tourism sector's role in achieving future economic and social development for Qatar,' said Ahmed Al Obaidli, Director of Exhibitions at QTA
"This is because both Eid Al Fitr and Eid Al Adha fall during the summer months this year," said QTA
director of festivals Mashal Shahbik.
The agreement between QTA
and TUI Cruises comes on account of negotiations began at the Seatrade Europe Forum held in Hamburg in 2015 and puts Qatar on track to get its target of 250,000 visitors on board cruise ships in 2019.
"The unveiling of Qatar's first destination brand marks the beginning of a new phase in our journey towards achieving the vision for Qatar, as outlined in the National Tourism Sector Strategy 2030: a world class hub with deep cultural roots," said Issa bin Mohammed Al Mohannadi, Chairman of QTA
The forum comes as QTA
renews efforts to boost cruise tourism, in line with the industry's 20 per cent growth in the region.
Abdulaziz bin Nasser Al Khalifa, the CEO of QDB, said: "We invite the private sector to take part in these opportunities we are offering in collaboration with QTA
. These opportunities have been identified after studying the existing gaps in the tourism market and work to turn them into investment opportunities."
The announcement was made during a press conference attended by QTA
's chairman, Issa Bin Mohammed Al Muhannadi, and QTA
The tourism law issued in August last year has made a QTA
licence mandatory for opening new hotels and other tourism facilities.
Qatar is set to issue a new tourism law this month aimed at giving Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA
) more teeth to establish infrastructure ahead of the 2022 Football World Cup scheduled to be held in Doha, a top-ranking QTA
official told Gulf News.
The Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA
) confirmed that revenues in the luxury hotel segment touched 579 million Qatari Riyals (US$ 159 million) during