Qatar sees steep surge in vacationer arrivals

The arrival of tourists to Qatar witnessed a whopping over 430 % enhance in November 2022 on year-on-year foundation because the nation welcomed 591,738 guests in November final yr whereas 111,584 individuals had visited Qatar in November 2021. 

In line with the most recent report by the Planning and Statistics Authority (PSA) issued yesterday, as many as 591,738 guests arrived in November 2022, in comparison with 179,569 in October of final yr and 111,584 guests in the identical month of 2021. This additionally exhibits a development of 229.5 % on month-to-month foundation.

FIFA World Cup 2022 attracted over 1.4 million guests which has elevated the calls for within the tourism and hospitality sector. The sturdy influx of tourists was resulting from Qatar internet hosting the main sporting occasion – FIFA World Cup, first within the Center East and the Arab world. 

Of the whole arrivals, 503,827 guests got here to Qatar by flights in November 2022 in opposition to 80,446 guests in November 2021, registering an increase of 526 %. The guests who got here by way of sea totaled to five,936 whereas 81,975 entered the nation via land border, the report famous.

Qatar attracted guests from throughout the areas with increased variety of guests from the Americas, totaling 23 % throughout November 2022 whereas GCC international locations guests have been the second highest accounting for 22 %. 

Of the whole guests, 19 % guests have been from Asian and European international locations. Round 115,060 guests got here from Asia (together with Oceania) and 113,288 in November final yr from Europe registering a development of 200.4 % and 204.4 % on year-on-year foundation.

Customer arrivals measure non-residents travelling to Qatar on a short-term foundation for all functions. It consists of arrivals at borders underneath totally different 15 visa courses, together with all companies and leisure visa sorts excluding work visas.

Arrivals from the Gulf area constituted 22 % within the whole arrivals. The variety of guests from the GCC stood at 128,423 in November 2022 in opposition to 38,600 in November in 2021 exhibiting a rise of 232.7 % on yearly foundation. 

The travellers from different Arab international locations represented 14 % of the whole customer arrivals as 85,414 guests from this area arrived in Qatar in November of final yr in comparison with 14,310 in November 2021, an increase of 496.9 % yearly. Whereas guests from different African international locations stood at 13,918 in November of 2022.


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