The tourism sector is all set to get a boost this winter season. According to the travel agents, there are a number of bookings of the sun-seeking tourists. The concerned authorities have taken many initiatives to encourage tourism and making it easier for the tourists.
The travel experts believe that this winter will be a far better season than the previous years. There are plenty of queries coming from tour groups from Czech Republic and Russia. With beautiful beaches, traditional places and exciting activities such as desert safari would make the trip memorable as the travel experts said.
With the aggressive expansion of the Qatar Airways, tourism is likely to get further boosted as it has many connecting flights from many cities of Europe to Doha. The national carrier of Qatar currently operates 42 flights from Italy, 15 flights from Russia, seven flights from the Czech Republic and seven flights from Ukraine per week. The award-winning airline had launched direct flights to Russia’s St Petersburg recently.
Ministry of Interior, Qatar Tourism Authority and Qatar Airways allowed nationals from more than 80 countries the visa-free entry to the country from August this year. Visitors from these countries no longer need to apply or pay for visa to visit Qatar. In place of that, the visitors just need to issue a multi-entry waiver free-of-charge at the port of entry, upon presentation of a valid passport with a minimum validity of six months and a confirmed onward or return ticket.
Discover Qatar, the destination management company arm of Qatar Airways, had signed exclusive partnership agreements with four of the world’s major tour operators in Russia, Italy, Czech Republic and Ukraine with the aim to promote Qatar as a major tourist destination.