Qatar draws top visitors at travel expo
Abu Dhabi, April 1, 2010
Qatar Tourism Authority, which supervises the tourism industry development in Qatar, saw a great deal of interest from international buyers and travel professionals at its stand a recent travels and meetings exhibition in Abu Dhabi.
The three-day Gulf Incentive, Business Travel and Meetings Exhibition (GIBTM), the largest MICE show in the Middle East, concluded at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre yesterday (March 31).
The event saw a marked increase in hosted buyer attendance, with visitors coming from 40 different countries around the world, a statement said.
There was a good amount of attention from the constant flow of event organizers and buyers to the Qatar stand, both as part of the pre-scheduled appointment system as well as unscheduled appointments as visitors wanted to know more about Qatar and its expertise in the MICE sector.
“I was delighted to visit Qatar’s stand at GIBTM,” said Hisham Al Shaarani from Egypt, speaking to QTA officials.
“I had a great opportunity to learn about the modern yet culturally rich experience Qatar offers its vistors, I am looking forward to visiting Qatar soon to explore its various attractions and business friendly environment.”
Topic focus and keen interests of participants, visitors and exhibitors, at GIBTM are clear indications that meeting and event planners are eager to learn about what the countries in the region have to offer their clients.
QTA and its delegation of top luxury hotels, destination management companies and event organisers met with many trade professionals who came to the QTA stand to investigate new commercial partnerships.
“We are pleased with the number of interested and high quality visitors that came to the stand,” said Cristina Mules, marketing official at Qatar Tourism Authority.
“As the economic outlook begins to pick up, Qatar is well positioned as a new and unique destination making it a very interesting option to meeting and event planners,” she added. – TradeArabia News Service
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