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Kuwaitis among majority of visitors to Qatar

Majority of Kuwaitis and expatriate community in Kuwait are said to have been considering visiting Qatar this summer. The Director of Tourism at Qatar Tourism Authority, Abdullah Mallala Al-Bader, led a group of hoteliers and tourism site executives on a GCC road show which began in Saudi Arabia last week. The road show was intended to promote Qatar as a tourist destination, particularly, during this summer and the two big Eid holidays yet to come.

Among the visitors entering Qatar during first Quarter of 2012, it is said that Kuwaitis were the maximum numbers of tourists with 161,549 Kuwaitis having visited Qatar during the first quarter.

According to Al-Bader, in 2011, among visitors from the GCC countries, including Kuwait, there were a total of 800,000 tourists. Majority of tourist visits were for business related travels, and the rest were sports related and touristic travellers. Kuwaitis and few other nationalities have been visiting Qatar on daily basis.

Qatar has grown dramatically as a global sports destination, after being awarded the honour to host the 2022 World Cup. The successful hosting of Asian Football Cup and Arab Games in 2011, Qatar has drawn several visitors from the region, to witness the world-class sporting events. Qatar, apart from being rich in culture, is also the best destinations to ponder when it comes to education, best shopping malls, five-star restaurants, adventures to visitors and traditional Arab hospitality, he explained.

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