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Posted On: 17 January 2019 09:52 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:20 pm

Qatar at SATTE in New Delhi for the first time

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In a bid to strengthen and grow the destination’s presence and appeal in the Indian market, Qatar is making its debut appearance in South Asia Travel & Tourism Exchange (SATTE) at the 26th edition being held in New Delhi from 16 to 19 January. Qatar’s delegation to the industry’s most prominent trade event in India is being led by Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC) and consists of representatives from hospitality partners and tour operators.

Thanks to Qatar’s openness, Indian citizens can now enter Qatar visa free. The visa waiver is valid for 30 days from the date of issuance and entitles its holder to spend up to 30 days in Qatar, during either a single trip or on multiple trips. In addition, there are 176 flights every week connecting Indian cities to Doha offered by Qatar's award-winning national airline, Qatar Airways as well as Indigo, Jet Airways and Air India Express. In 2018, Qatar welcomed more than 400,000 Indian visitors, representing a 20% increase compared to the previous year.

Qatar’s pavilion will showcase the country’s expanding tourism and hospitality options. The delegation includes representatives from the eight hotels and two DMCs.