Qatar Sees 8% Increase in Foreign Visitors

Doha, October 18 (QNA) – The number of foreign visitors received by the country rose by 8% in the first nine months of 2015 compared to the same period last year, according to the third quarter Tourism Performance Report released by Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA).

In total, Qatar received nearly 2 million visitors until September-end, QTA said in a statement yesterday.
Pointing to a “thriving tourist accommodation sector”, the report showed that occupancy rates in all hotels stood at 71% in the said period, holding steady from the same period in 2014 despite the addition of 15 new hotels to the market.

“Arrivals from the GCC, Qatar’s largest source market, grew substantially during this period, increasing by 22% as compared to the same period in 2014,” the statement noted.

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