Qatar Receives Highest Number-in Past 5 Years-of Tourists in Single Month in September

2022-11-01 | Since 1 Month

Qatar Receives Highest Number-in Past 5 Years-of Tourists

Doha, 1 November 2022 - Qatar Tourism announced that the State of Qatar received 151,000 visitors in September - the highest number of visitors visiting the country in a single month during the past five years.

In a statement, Qatar Tourism said that the busy month kicked off with a showdown between Al Hilal SFC and Zamalek SC at the Lusail Super Cup on September 9, in addition to special events and promotions to mark Saudi National Day, which continued for several days, in addition to the rich Calendar of events in Qatar during the same period.

Arrivals from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries made up 44 percent of total international arrivals, led by Saudi Arabia which accounted for nearly 30 percent of total figures. Qatar continues to provide multiple points of access and the latest data shows 56 percent of visitors choosing to arrive by air, 37 percent by land and 7 percent by sea.

Commenting on the latest arrival figures, the Acting Head of Promotion Sector Haya Al Noaimi said: "Qatar's ever-growing tourism offering is simply unmatched. We're delighted to witness the influx of travelers and look forward to welcoming even more tourists to Qatar and encouraging them to experience the incredible exhibitions, events and family-friendly festivities we have coming up." Qatar's active calendar has seen the country's tourism sector mark a strong recovery this year, with more than 1.1 million travelers preferring Qatar as their destination of choice so far this year, up from 611,000 in 2021.

Al Noaimi pointed out that as the quarantine restrictions were fully lifted in September, total rooms nights stood at 4.7 million, on par with 2019 pre-pandemic levels and a significant achievement considering the prolific growth of supply that has taken place.


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