Published on : Monday, January 6, 2014
The growing hospitality sector of Qatar promises almost 1,27,000 jobs for hospitality professionals by 2030. According to Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA), there are currently 81 hotels in Qatar with 110 under construction. Almost 20,000 hospitality professionals are employed at present.
The figure 1,27,000 is derived from a speculation on the number of hotels coming up in Qatar till 2030. The calculations also included a the number of hotels coming up and the services that will be offered in the coming years.
According to a senior QTA spokesperson, “With the amount of hotels and other tourism products and services currently under development, Qatar’s hospitality industry will be able to offer young people ambitious roles in international groups to provide a meaningful career path for life.”
Qatar will also be hosting a major international tourism conference in February, which will cover major sectors such as business, education, sports, health, environmental and family tourism.
With the Gulf state winning the rights to host the FIFA 2022 World Cup, Qatar is expecting to see a surge in the number of tourists in the years leading to the event.
The hotel occupancy in Qatar during the third quarter of last year rose to 57 per cent owing to an addition of 600 rooms to the market, up 4.73 per cent from the same period in 2012.
Total revenue of four star and five star hotels increased by QAR85.3 million, QTA reported. Around 90,000 planned hotel rooms are set to become ready before FIFA 2022 and will help build tourism capacity in Qatar, according to a report by Beltone Financial.