Qatar Tourism Authority launches sizzling Summer Hotel Promotions
Qatar attractions waiting to be discovered through hotel summer offers
Doha, 26 June 2012: Qatar Tourism Authority launches its 2012 Summer Promotions today for all the residents of Qatar with sensational deals from local hotels who are not only discounting rooms – up to 50% - but also offering fabulous activities and sight-seeing opportunities to well known tourist attractions. With a call to all who live in Qatar, the QTA is urging citizens to ‘stay cool in Qatar’ this summer and enjoy the latest hotel promotions to explore their country at their leisure.
“Qatar is definitely the place to be this summer as its citizens will be able to enjoy the fabulous Summer Hotel Promotions the QTA has negotiated,” Mr. Abdullah Mallala Al Bader, Head of Tourism at QTA said. “These allow everyone to discover a new aspect of Qatar for themselves and join in activities and visits to our top tourist attractions. How often do we put off exploring parts of the country that fascinate our visitors like the traditional Souq Waqif, the Al Zubara Fort or even a desert safari? Now is the time to take advantage of these offers to get to know Qatar in all its diversity.”
Many of Qatar’s well known hotels are offering great discounts, a range of mouth-watering goodies and intriguing outings to unusual places of interest, such as:
· Free room upgrades with welcome drink on arrival
· City tours - limousine drops to Museum of Islamic Art, the Golf Club, The Pearl, Katara Cultural Village, sea-front Doha harbour, Equestrian Club, Falcon Market or Aspire, home to sport.
· Free trips to Doha Aqua Park and Souq Waqif
· Shopping tours and shuttles to your favourite mall
· Out of town desert Safari Trips, tours to Zekreet and Al Zubara Fort,
· Shiatsu, Body and Aromatherapy massages
· Fitness centre and Spa, Health club and Jacuzzi membership
· Dhow Trips to the islands
· Kids Club & Swimming lessons
· Private beach access
To get the full details on the participating hotels and the package details and offerings please log on to our website on: http://www.qatartourism.gov.qa/
The 2012 “Cool Your Summer” Hotel Promotions fall in line with the QTA’s commitment to bridge the entertainment gap within the tourism industry and promote Qatar as a world class tourism destination with a rich cultural heritage and unique tourist attractions. With evidence of continuous growth in the tourism sector, QTA is dedicated to enable Qatar to achieve its full potential by highlighting to its residents the many aspects that make it the ideal place to enjoy leisure, culture and sports as well as doing business.
About Qatar Tourism Authority
In 2009 Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) was given the mandate by the Government to manage Qatar’s burgeoning tourism industry and develop it through establishing high profile international and local exhibitions as successful annual calendar events in Qatar. The latest of these, The Doha Trade Fair, to be held from 1-10 July, is expected to receive 200,000 visitors
QTA’s mission is to promote Qatar as a world class tourism destination for business, leisure, culture, education and sport. Its role is to showcase the country’s unique cultural heritage and highlight its tourist attractions. One of these is undoubtedly Doha’s magnificent Museum of Islamic Art, which houses one of the world’s finest collections of Arabic Arts and was designed by I.M Pei, world famous for the ultra modern wing of the Louvre in Paris.
Acknowledged as the fastest growing economy in the world, Qatar has taken its place on the world stage by hosting global sporting events such as the upcoming 2022 World Cup. As a world class business hub Qatar is where visitors can also enjoy some of the finest hospitality in the world with uber luxury leisure facilities and abundant tourist activities. From jet-skiing off dhow boats around the islands to safaris in the desert, or soaking in the evocative atmosphere of the Souq Waqif to fine dining and designer shopping in the glamorous Pearl, Qatar has it all.
With no less than 12 Universities, Qatar can boast a roll-call of some of the greatest names in the academic world as well as the Qatar Science and Technology Park, home to cutting edge technology brands and world class research.
In the first quarter 2012 Qatar’s tourism sector saw growth of 22% in GCC visitor rates to Doha with revenues for four and five star hotels increased by QR32 million. The country also experienced a 12 % increase in the number of hotel facilities compared to last year from its 112 hotels, underlining QTA’s important role in promoting the sector’s growth to meet the demands of the market.