Founding Partner

Katara Hospitality is a global hotel owner, developer and operator, based in Qatar. With 50 years’ experience in the industry, Katara Hospitality actively pursues its strategic expansion plans by investing in peerless hotels in Qatar while growing its collection of iconic properties in key international markets. Katara Hospitality’s portfolio has grown to include 42 owned and / or managed hotels and the company is now focused on achieving its target of 60 hotels in its portfolio by 2030. As the country’s flagship hospitality organisation, Katara Hospitality supports Qatar’s long-term economic vision. Katara Hospitality currently owns properties spread across four continents in Qatar, Egypt, Morocco, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Netherlands, Singapore, Thailand and United States of America. While it partners with some of the finest hotel management companies, Katara Hospitality operates owned and non-owned hotels through its standalone operating arm, Bürgenstock Selection and Murwab Hotel Group. Katara Hospitality has gained global recognition for its contributions to the Qatari and international hospitality landscape, through numerous prestigious accolades from the industry.

Website: www.katarahospitality.com

Strategic Partner

Long-recognised by the country’s leadership as an avenue to further Qatar’s development, tourism has been designated a priority sector by the government. Qatar Tourism’s mission is to firmly establish Qatar on the global map as a world-class tourism destination with deep cultural roots. In 2014 Qatar Tourism launched the Qatar National Tourism Sector Strategy (QNTSS), which seeks to diversify the country’s tourism offering and increase the sector’s contribution to Qatar’s economy by 2030.

Website: www.visitqatar.qa

Founding Leisure Partner

Qatar Airways Holidays is the holiday leisure brand for Qatar Airways Group supporting the Qatar Airways network through the GCC. Offering; Traditional and curated holiday packages, Hotel only, Cruises including Whale Sharks of Qatar, Transit tours and stopovers in Qatar, Sightseeing tours, day trips and escorted tours, Activities and excursions in hundreds of destinations worldwide, FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 flight + hotel packages. Operating in Qatar, Oman, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, Qatar Airways Holidays delivers the best possible value in combining your holiday with one of the most elite airlines in the world.

Website: www.qatarairwaysholidays.com

Founding Leisure Partner

Discover Qatar is the Destination Management Company (DMC) for the Qatar Airways Group. Strivng to make Qatar stand out on the world stage as a premium tourist destination and taking immense pride in developing and showcasing the best experiences available in Qatar. Discover Qatar has built an excellent network of partnerships which enable them to offer: An exceptional and comprehensive selection of hotels A unique range of tours and excursions Private and coach transfers Stopovers, long and short stays to ensure every customer is able to experience Qatar at its best A growing range of sporting events, including FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and the inaugural Qatar Formula 1 Unlike many DMC’s, DQ are unique in that they serve both B2C and B2B customers. So whether it is a direct customer or a tour operator customer, they have the expertise and knowledge to help anyone with their planned trip to Qatar.

Website: www.discoverqatar.qa

Founding Sports Partner

The Supreme Committee is making rapid progress in building stadiums and other infrastructure and ensuring the tournament and its preparations contribute to Qatar’s sustainable development. From the stadiums where football history will be made to infrastructure, accommodation and transport, the Supreme Committee and our stakeholders are making sure that Qatar is ready to welcome the world in 2022. We aim to showcase Qatar’s unique identity through a FIFA World Cup 2022™ that connects people in a shared celebration of football and our region. Every fan will enjoy an unforgettable and seamless tournament in Qatar, feeling at home as they, their friends and families explore an amazing world of experiences with generosity at its heart. Hosting the tournament is already creating a lasting legacy. Through infrastructure, education, football for development, support for regional innovation and a dedication to improving workers’ welfare, our efforts are forging a better future for Qatar, the Middle East, Asia, and the world.

Website: www.qatar2022.qa

Official Airline

Qatar Airways is proud to be one of the youngest global airlines to serve all six continents, and thanks to our customers’ response to our offerings, we are also the world’s fastest-growing airline. We connect more than 160 destinations on the map every day, with a fleet of the latest-generation aircraft, and an unrivalled level of service from our home and hub, the Five-star airport, Hamad International Airport in Doha, the State of Qatar. Travel today involves a mix of short, medium and long-haul segments, with more people travelling than ever before. With the breadth of network coverage today, virtually no destination is unreachable. This is why the commitment to service is paramount; as our guests are travelling farther and more frequently than ever before, the experience on board is an important part of the journey itself.

Website: www.qatarairways.com

Official Transport Partner

Mowasalat is the major transport service provider in Qatar. Since 2004, the company has continually grown in size, fleet strength, operations, and expertise to provide total transport solutions. With around 7,000 staff including drivers, Mowasalat plans to expand nationwide through six major bus stations, 16 depots, 1,000 buses, and 7,000 taxis on the road by 2020. One stop shop for all transportation needs, giving a total customer experience of varying services ranging from school bus, limousine service, hire/rent/buy-a-bus, diverse driver training programs, 24x7 call center, Karwa taxi smartphone app, besides taxi and public bus services.

Website: www.mowasalat.com

Technology Partner

Amadeus Qatar W.L.L. is a travel technology company that has been serving Qatar's travel industry since May 2001. It is a joint venture between Amadeus I.T. Group S.A., of Madrid, Spain and Qatar Airways of Doha, Qatar. Amadeus powers travel. Amadeus’ solutions connect travelers to the journeys they want through travel agents, search engines, tour operators, airlines, airports, hotels, cars and railways. Amadeus is passionate in its pursuit of better technology that makes better journeys. It is committed to using technology to help global travel have a positive impact on communities and grow sustainably around the world.

Website: www.amadeus.com

Gold Sponsor

Retaj Hotels and Hospitality is one of the leading industries that is highly competitive and service-oriented in managing its clients from diverse markets in the world. Established in Doha as one of the Hospitality Companies in 2010, Retaj has become a leader in the hotels & hospitality business and is renowned for delivering Arabic hospitality at its very best. Its hotels distributed in Qatar, Asia, Europe, and Africa are continually contributing in enriching the world's diverse and pluralistic sociocultural-economy, particularly the tourism through our operations. It owns and operates top-class hotels that ranges between Budget hotels and 5-stars. Its success is based on its unique methodology that combines years of experience, efficiency, world-class professionalism with the uniqueness of genuine Arabic hospitality.

Website: www.retaj-hotels.com

Silver Sponsor

Gulf Adventures commenced DMC services in Qatar since 2000 and established itself as the most reliable DMC for popular brands promoting Tourism to Qatar. Gulf Adventures is solely established for tourism services in Qatar and future focus will also be in specialization and expertise in product-sales support and touristic operations in Qatar.

Website: www.gulf-adventures.com

Silver Sponsor
Hotel Partner

JW Marriott Marquis City Center welcome you to the heart of downtown Doha, within West Bay, the city’s main business and leisure district to make your stay memorable.

Website:www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/dohjb-jw-marriott-marquis-city-center-doha/

Featured Partner

Asfary.com is an online travel platform that offers a variety of products and services that caters to outbound and inbound tourism. Asfary.com is the only Hot Air Balloon Operator in Qatar approved by the QCAA and QNTC to offer balloon rides to locals, residents and tourists to enjoy seeing the enchanting sunrise of the city from above. With Safe Travel, the parent company’s legacy of successfully catering to VVIP’s, Corporate and Leisure business travel, Asfary.com is propelled with the very best of both - local expertise & best global technology and service benchmarks. Asfary.com boasts of a fully functional B2B and B2C sales platform, to cater to multiple revenue stream channels signalling the re-birth of travel management. The collective knowledge, expertise, and network of Safe Travel and the multitude of products and services available through Asfary’s selling platform offers guaranteed access to any demand from the constantly evolving market needs.

Website:www.asfary.com

Official Insurance Partner

Qatar Insurance Company (QIC) is the first and largest insurance company in Qatar. Since its establishment in 1964, they have been pivotal in bringing innovative travel, motor, medical, life, and home insurance solutions that best respond to the needs of modern life in Qatar, the region and beyond, while being a core contributor to the development and diversification of the national economy. With its unique understanding of the ever-changing insurance requirements of individuals and businesses in Qatar, QIC have continued for over 50 years to introduce tailored solutions that make travel insurance experiences easier today and tomorrow. As part of its digital transformation strategy, QIC have started a new journey towards the full digitalization of travel products and services, with a customer-centric approach that allows travellers to be in control of all their insurance needs the way they like, anytime and from anywhere in the world. QIC is all about making your holidays and business trips safe and enjoyable worldwide. You choose your next destination, we take care of the rest!

Website:www.qic-group.com

Association Partner

The World Tourism Association for Culture and Heritage is the global leader and authority on the protection and preservations of cultural heritage assets through the development of responsible and sustainable tourism practices and policies. It brings together public, private, community-based and specialist academic sector organisations in support of responsible and sustainable tourism development to ensure the right protections are in place to preserve the worlds’ increasingly fragile cultural heritage assets and the communities and custodians that have traditionally safeguarded them. The World Tourism Association for Culture and Heritage Mission: For tourism to become the global protector of culture and heritage through the pursuit of ethical practices and codes of conduct that will ensure the richness of our ancestry will flourish for generations to come.

Website:www.wtach.org

Association Partner

Formed in 1952, the World Leisure Organization is a non-profit, non-governmental body of individuals and organizations from throughout the world. The World Leisure Organization’s most prized partnership is its recognition as a consultive organization with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. The World Leisure Organization is committed to the belief that well-selected leisure experiences improve quality of life for all – from childhood to later life. It draws members from all parts of the world and from diverse areas of interest including travel and tourism, parks and recreation services, the arts and culture, sport, health and fitness, theme and entertainment centers, and educational institutions. The World Leisure Organization promotes leisure as integral to social, cultural, economic, and sustainable environmental development.

Website:www.worldleisure.org

Association Partner

AMFORHT has been building and strengthening projects for 50 years within its 800 members and partners worldwide, supporting education and Training. Since its creation in 1969, on the initiative of the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), AMFORHT has been following closely the social and economic developments of the Tourism sector and the necessities of change.

Website:www.amforht.groupment.com

Registration Partner

SOLUSTA Events is the leading hostess services provider and one of the top talent agencies in Qatar established in 2016. During the course of 5 years, Solusta have cooperated with some of the biggest international and local organisations in both public and private sectors.

Website:www.solusta.com

Official Venue

The Doha Exhibition and Convention Center is Qatar’s central multi-purpose venue located in heart of West Bay, the business district in Doha, the capital of the country. Architecturally distinct, DECC offers a contemporary and iconic home for your event.

Website: www.decc.qa

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