Qatar saw 100,000 more tourist visits in 2015
Some 2.93 million tourist visits were made to Qatar last year, signifying an increase of nearly 3.7 percent.
That’s 100,000 more compared to 2014 figures when there were 2,826,257.
In its Annual Tourism Performance Report 2015 that it released yesterday, the Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) described the state as “showing resilience” as a developing tourist destination despite what it said were “global developments which have adversely affected travel patterns.”
QTA uses the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTWO) definition of “visitor” as a traveller making a business, leisure or personal trip for an overnight stay or as a same-day visitor, but not those traveling to be employed by a resident entity in the destination country.