The Qatari Hotels Association recently held a meeting to discuss the association’s work plan and strategy for the coming period. The meeting also dealt with a number of issues related to the preparations for the Qatar World Cup 2022.
The meeting took place in the presence of QHA Chairman Sheikh Faisal bin Qassim Al Thani, Second Vice Chairman Omar Hussein Al Fardan, QHA Secretary General Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammed bin Fahd Al Thani and member Sheikh Mohammed bin Faisal bin Qassim Al Thani.
Katara Hospitality representative Sheikh Ahmed Al Thani and its Head of Asset Management Irfan Khan, and Retaj Hotels and Hospitality CEO Medhat Nobi and its Regional Director of Business Development Islam Yousry also took part in the meeting along with Qatari Businessmen Association Deputy GM Sarah Abdullah.
At the beginning of the meeting, the participants discussed the economic boom that Qatar is currently witnessing and that it has become a world-class destination with the approach of the 2022 World Cup, stressing out the continued commitment of hotels and hotel apartment owners to the success of the largest global event organized in Qatar.
During the meeting, the entire agenda items were reviewed, including the plan to issue a magazine for the Qatari Hotels Association, in addition to activating the social media platforms and proposing to hold meetings with the bodies concerned with the tourism and hotel sector in the country.
The board members also considered the possibility of QHA participation in global and regional events concerned with the tourism and hotel sector, such as the Arab Tourism Exhibition, the Investment and Tourism Exhibition in Switzerland, and the Imax Tourism Exhibition in Frankfurt.
The meeting discussed the Qatari Hotels Association’s work plan, strategy and activities during the next phase, foremost of which is working to join a number of international tourism organizations to exchange hotel experiences and the possibility of signing memoranda of understanding and cooperation with international tourism institutions, to discuss prospects and opportunities for joint cooperation, and to build common perceptions to enhance and exchange experiences. The attendees also discussed the challenges facing the hotel sector in successfully preparing the largest sporting event organized in the country