Qatar Tourism Report Q2 2016
BMI View: The outlook for Qatar's tourism industry is highly positive. The country is hosting several highprofile global sporting events over the next decade and as well as boosting investment in supportinginfrastructure. These events will also help to grow Qatar's reputation as a holiday destination in thecompetitive Middle East region, where countries such as the United Arab Emirates already have a wellestablished tourism industry. Supporting the growth of tourism is the extensive hotel and accommodationsector, which focuses particularly on lucrative luxury and business travel. The quality budget to mid-rangesector is less developed and it is this sector which is expected to see rapid growth moving forward as thecountry prepares to welcome an influx of foreign visitors.
Key Updates And Forecasts
Qatar continues to improve its accessibility for visitors from outside the Middle East region by expandingthe number and range of international flight connections. Recent reports suggest national carrier QatarAirlines may soon launch the longest direct flight in the world when it starts direct flights between Dohaand Auckland, New Zealand. This follows the launch of a direct flight route to Los Angeles, USA, inJanuary 2016.
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