Posted on November 28, 2014

Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) Eissa Mohamed Al-Mohannadi (pictured) has underlined Qatar's support to efforts to overcome obstacles that facing the Arab tourism and to promote the inter-tourism and improve its image before the world. Al-Mohannadi said in remarks Thursday at the closing of the 17th Arab tourism Ministers Council session held at the Arab League that the meeting stressed the importance of concerted efforts to advance the Arab tourism and overcome constraints it faces as a result the current changings in the region.

The participants also stressed the importance of solidarity with the Palestinian cause and the support of the tourism sector and in this context an extraordinary meeting of the Arab tourism Ministers Council will be held next May in Palestine, he added. He also explained that Qatar had submitted during the meeting a project about the legal rules for the admission of non-Government members as observers in the Council. This project, he said was welcomed by the participants and will be studied by a Committee for approval in cooperation with the economic and Social Committee and in coordination with other boards under the umbrella of the Arab League.

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He expressed hope that the global events being held currently in the Arab countries would contribute to activate the Arab tourism as the region aspired to host the 2022 World Cup, and Dubai Expo 2020. Al-Mohannadi called for efforts to support the World Cup 2022 in Doha in order to change the negative image of the region and contribute to advancing rates of tourism to the region. About Qatar tourism development plan, Al Mohannadi highlighted a strategy to diversify the local tourist product to attract tourists during the coming period which he said it comes within the development strategy 2030.