10% Increase in Number of Tourists in Qatar
Number of tourists visiting Qatar rose up to 10%, bringing their total number to 1.32 million tourists in the first five months of this year.
Such increase puts the country on track to increase annual arrivals this year to well in excess of the 2014 total of 2.83m.
According to the Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) Chief Marketing & Promotions Officer Rashed AlQurese, the numbers during the January-May period of 2015 stood at 1,316,831 visitors, an increase of 10 percent over the first five months of last year, with gains recorded for most major source markets.
A major highlight of 2015 has been the 20 percent growth in visitor numbers from the neighbouring GCC markets, with the strongest performance being a 31 percent increase from Saudi Arabia during the first five months of the year.
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Source News: Qatar Shub