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

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

Leisure Partner
Leisure Partner
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

Gold Sponsor

Doha Bus is a leading destination management company based in Doha, catering to tourism, hospitality & sightseeing markets. Established in 2013, it initially started off as a Hop On, Hop Off Sightseeing tour provider that allows you to explore Doha at your own pace on double decker buses. Today, these buses have become iconic and relevant in promoting Qatar’s tourism. The vision for Doha bus did not stop there, it has gradually expanded out & diversified into other related markets and has in turn rapidly grown in the tourism industry. It also has an ever-expanding fleet that services tourism and private transportation, 4WD Cruisers and training vehicles under the Doha 4x4 Off-road Training Center (sister company of Doha Bus) and the exclusive off-road Monster Desert Safari Bus. In addition, its wide range of services and products continues to develop with the growth of the market. Doha Bus has now acquired a unique luxury resort in Sealine called the Al Majles Resort set to open soon.

Website: www.dohabus.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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