During Eid-Al Fitr holiday week, Qatar Airways carried more than 500,000 passengers and Hamad International Airport (HIA) served 580,000 travellers, despite regional travel restrictions.
According to STR, hoteliers in the Middle East reported a 5.9 percent year-on-year fall in occupancy in May to 64.4 percent, along with a 2.5 percent drop in average daily rate (ADR) to USD159.47 and an 8.2 percent plummet in RevPAR to USD96.88.
STR’s May 2017 Pipeline Report revealed that 159,711 keys in 581 hotel projects were under contract in the Middle East, a 3.8 percent year-on-year increase in the number of rooms in the construction or planning stages.
During a ceremony held alongside the 12th Airports Council International (ACI) Asia-Pacific Regional Assembly, Conference & Exhibition which took place in Qatar, 37 Asia Pacific airports received their Airport Carbon Accreditation certificate for their initiatives and achievements in carbon reduction.
According to the results on tourism expenditure from major outbound markets, reported in the latest World Tourism Organization's (UNWTO) World Tourism Barometer, 2016 marked an increasing demand for international tourism across the world, with many source markets demonstrating a double-digit growth in spending.
Following the Winter Training Camp 2017 in Qatar, Hamad International Airport (HIA) arrivals welcomed four players from FC Bayern Munich football team.
In a bid to attract more visitors from Germany, Austria and Switzerland, Desert Adventures Tourism, part of Kuoni's Destination Management Specialists division, has appointed Discover The World's German branch as its representative in the German-speaking market.