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Posted On: 25 September 2011 11:09 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:11 pm

QTA hosts top German tourism industry team

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The Qatar Tourism Authority is for the first time hosting a delegation of 40 influential Meetings, Incentive, Convention and Exhibition (MICE) experts in Doha. In partnership with Germany’s biggest tourism industry publication, Fvw, QTA has developed a programme of activities to showcase Qatar and all its attractions, as well as highlight the tourism and hospitality infrastructure in the country such as luxury hotels and the New Doha international Airport. The guests will visit the new Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC) as well as Education City, the Doha Exhibition Centre and other places that can and have held large scale events. The programme will culminate on September 29 with a one day workshop where the delegation will be appraised of the latest developments in Qatar’s tourism and hospitality industry. “This is our first workshop and visit of this kind and we are greatly heartened by the response from these hospitality professionals,” said QTA Chairman Ahmed al-Nuami. “Germany and indeed Europe is an important market for Qatar. We have excellent ties between the two countries and a steady flow of visitors each way.” Al-Nuami said Qatar had developed a strong and vibrant MICE industry as well as a place that can host large scale events such as the Asian Football Cup and the World Petroleum Congress in December this year. “Qatar hosts more than 35 exhibitions and events in Doha Exhibition Centre and with the new facilities coming up – Qatar National Convention Centre and Doha Exhibitions and Convention Centre - will boost the exhibition and the conventions sector in the country in the near future, said al-Nuami. “The announcement of our winning the right to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup put us on the map and we have seen a remarkable amount of interest in what we can offer visitors and business travelers.” The workshop programme on September 29 will include presentations from a range of experts on Qatar’s tourism and hospitality sector as well as German speakers. The event will include presentations on the New Doha International Airport, and discussions on improving MICE business from the key market of Germany. The German experts will also share sales advice and tips on breaking into the German market as well details about Qatar’s future tourism developments including new hotels and other infrastructure. Gulf Times