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Katara Hospitality Backs World Tourism Day Celebrations

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Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) has assured “a memorable and authentic Qatari experience” to the guests and visitors at the World Tourism Day celebrations in Doha, with the support of Katara hospitality.

“The support of Qatar’s foremost hospitality stakeholder to the World Tourism Day (WTD)celebrations demonstrates their commitment to developing a sustainable and vibrant tourism industry in Qatar,” QTA’s chief tourism development officer Hassan al-Ibrahim said in a statement.

The celebration next month is being held under the patronage of Qatar’s Prime Minister and Interior Minister HE Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani.

The celebration anticipates hundreds of tourism industry stakeholders from around the world at the Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel to explore tourism’s role in sustainable development.

“We are pleased to partner with QTA for the World Tourism Day to promote the contribution of travel and tourism to the global economy,” Katara Hospitality CEO Hamad Abdulla al-Mulla said.

“As a key driver of Qatar’s diversification, as well as the third largest export industry in the world, tourism plays a highly significant role in sustainable development, both socially and economically,” he added.

WTD is the official day to celebrate tourism, which is set aside in the UN calendar to highlight tourism’s contribution to some of the most pressing challenges society is faced with today.

This year, the celebrations will be held under the theme ‘Sustainable Tourism – A Tool for Development’. It will be the platform for the launch of the Next Chapter of the Qatar National Tourism Sector Strategy 2030.

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