Qatar among region’s top emerging tourism destinations: Al Baker Sep 27, 2020 0 5990 12345 QNADohaThe tourism sector in Qatar has witnessed tremendous growth over a relatively short period of time, transforming the country into one of the most important emerging tourism destinations in the region, Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC) Secretary-General Akbar Al Baker has said.In a statement marking the World Tourism Day 2020, which falls on September 27 each year, Al Baker said, “Today we celebrate World Tourism Day at a time that is particularly challenging for our industry. However, Qatar is no stranger to adversity, and by continuing to work together, we will emerge from this pandemic stronger and more resilient than ever before. That strength is evident in our tourism sector, which has witnessed tremendous growth over a relatively short period of time, transforming our country into an emerging destination.”Al Baker said, “This year’s WTD theme — Tourism and Rural Development — allows us to showcase our many assets outside Doha, driving visitors to lesser known communities while sharing our heritage with the wider world.”“To meet the needs of a growing segment of experiential tourists, we are developing tourism assets in rural areas such as Zekreet, Bin Ghannam Island, Al Qetaifan Island, Khor Al Adaid and Dukhan, within entertainment and adventure. A state-of-the-art transit system connects these points of interest to the city, making them more accessible to visitors and residents,” he noted.“As millions descend on Qatar for the FIFA World Cup 2022, our award-winning World Cup stadiums, several of which are located outside Doha, will allow us additional opportunity to develop these communities. While after the event, the stadiums will be repurposed for local use, bringing facilities to, and further developing these neighbourhoods,” Al Baker said.“Together with our partners from both the public and private sectors, we have been working tirelessly to improve our tourism ecosystem, building sector capacity, developing professionals, and creating space for sustainable growth built around the requirements of the new normal. Qatar’s tourism sector has proven to be resilient and innovative, adapting to changing needs on the ground while leveraging natural and heritage sites,” he said. RELATED ARTICLES Qatar sends more aid to Sudan Sep 27, 2020 0 4236 Amir condoles with Ukrainian president Sep 27, 2020 0 5888 Qatar’s COVID-19 recoveries reach 121,738 Sep 27, 2020 0 677 QFCRA slaps QR728K fine on Takaful International Company The QFC Regulatory Authority has imposed a financial penalty of QR728,000 on Takaful International Company B.S.C (Takaful). Takaful was authorised as an insurer in the Qatar Financial Centre. The imposition of the .. Barwa Bank-ibq merger boosts Islamic finance, says QCB chief Tribune News Network Doha The first banking merger in Qatar between Barwa Bank and International Bank of Qatar (ibq) in 2019 gave a boost to Islamic finance in the country, Qatar Central Bank (QCB) Governor Sheikh .. Qatar affirms its active role in international multilateral action Qatar has renewed its commitment to the principle of multilateralism and affirmed its active role in the international multilateral order. “The weakening or absence of the multilateral system would lead to policy of .. Al Khater meets Afghan women leaders HE Lolwah Al Khater, Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs, has expressed her happiness after she met Fatima Gailani, Habiba Sarabi, Fawzia Koofi and Sharifa Zurmati Wardak, members of the negotiating team of .. Alzheimer’s, memory services helpline receives over 800 calls CATHERINE W GICHUKI DOHA The National Alzheimer’s and Memory Services Helpline (RAHA) has received over 800 calls since its launch on June 15. The helpline, which was launched to provide support and care to the elderly in ..