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Posted On: 21 May 2019 10:34 am

10% spike in number of visitors to Qatar in Q1 of 2019 compared to last year

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A report by Qatar daily The Peninsula wrote that the Secretary-General of Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC) and Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Officer, Akbar Al Baker, has said that Qatar received 588,000 visitors during the first quarter of this year, an increase of 10 percent compared to the Q1 last year.

“We are making strong progress and the results of the first quarter (Q1) of 2019 are encouraging. We welcomed 588,000 visitors representing a 10 percent increase over Q1 of 2018 and witnessed excellence occupancy rates in the recent months,” said Al Baker while addressing an event yesterday.

The event, Annual Tourism Ghabga, was organised by QNTC at Doha Sheraton Hotel for the representatives of the tourism sector. He said that another success story is the result of the cruise season 2018-19 which concluded on May 10 with the arrival of seasons’ last ship Seabourn Encore. “We welcomed four ships carrying over 140,000 people making 100 percent increase over the last season,” said Al Baker.

“With ‘Summer in Qatar’ soon to start, we have an exciting range of activities, events and initiatives that will engage with local, regional and international guests helping to strengthen Qatar’s reputation as an attractive destination for leisure, entertainment and retail,” said Al Baker.

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