First Major International Tourism Conference to be Hosted by Qatar

Published on : Monday, January 6, 2014

Qatar-Tourism-AuthorityThe first most important international tourism conference in Qatar is to be hosted next month under the support of HE the Prime Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani by Stenden University Qatar (SUQ) in partnership with the Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA). The conference will take place on February 23 and 24 at the Renaissance Doha City Center.

The event is in joint venture with Al Rayyan Tourism Investment Company (ARTIC), a part of Sheikh Faisal bin Qassim al-Thani’s Al Faisal Holding Group and the European Tourism Futures Institute (ETFI).

The conference was unveiled at a press conference attended by Professor Robert Coelen, vice-president international and executive dean of SUQ, Hassan al-Ibrahim, director of strategy development at QTA and Nicolas Frangos, chief operating officer of ARTIC.

Title ‘Tourism in Tomorrow’s World means what the future holds for tourism in the region. The event aims to highlight the importance of tourism for Qatar and the region, focusing on Qatar’s recent tourism development and showcasing its authentic culture, identity and heritage and focus on sustainability. It will cover up every sector of tourism and hospitality such as family tourism to business tourism, cultural, sun and beach, sports, education, health and environmental tourism.

It will also address significant cultural topical issues such as political tourism following the Arab Spring, as well as new industry developments and trends in the GCC and factors affecting tourism in the region. The conference will also highlight chief local and global players in tourism and hospitality.

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