Qatar Tourism and CLIA UK & Ireland (a division of CLIA-Cruise Lines International Association) announced a partnership to boost Qatar’s tourism sector via CLIA’s community of cruise companies (members), stakeholders, travel agents.
As part of the partnership, Qatar Tourism will be one of the major headline sponsors of CLIA Selling Cruise Day on November 4 in Southampton (England UK) and will also sponsor the annual Cruise Forum of the organization in December 2021.
Extensive tourism development is currently underway in Qatar as the country is working to diversify and build upon its offerings as well as broaden its appeal for visitors ahead of and beyond FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and achieve its goal of becoming a world-class destination and welcome 6+ million visitors per year by 2030. A host of new hotels, shopping malls, activities, theme parks, and major projects have recently opened or are under construction, ensuring vacationers will enjoy the best of the country.
As of July 12, Qatar reopened borders to fully vaccinated international travelers by COVID vaccines approved for use by the Ministry of Public Health. The reopening of the country is a major milestone, gearing up to host the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.
During the 2019-20 season, Qatar handled ~207,000 cruise tourists at Port Doha. With the port undergoing a multi-million-pound refurbishment, the destination has set its sights on exceeding this number moving forward in the next 2021-22 season, starting this November.