Qatar Set to Become Global Meetings Destination by Investing US $20 Billion

Published on : Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Qatar_Tourism_Authority_to_Participate_in_ITB_Berlin1-300x205By investing more than US $20 billion in transport, venues, hotels, and high-profile events, Qatar has set its sights on becoming a global meetings destination.

 

 

 

Lois Hall, GIBTM exhibition manager said “Qatar’s position as a convention destination of growing global prowess is evident having moved up 49 places to reach 111th position in the International Congress and Convention Association’s (ICCA) league table of busiest global meetings cities for 2012.”

 

 

 

 

Future infrastructure developments are planning to drive more business visitors to Qatar, include the $15 billion Hamad International Airport, a $25 billion investment in railway construction, and a $6 billion allocation to a new Doha port project. The new Doha Exhibition & Convention Centre will provide 29,000 square metres of conference space when it opens in 2014; in addition, 110 hotels are under construction in Qatar, adding 19,931 rooms to the current 13,407 room inventory.

 

 

 

 

The forthcoming Gulf Incentives, Business, Travel, and Meetings (GIBTM) will take place at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) from March 24-26, 2014.

 

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