Sturdy influx of holiday makers boosting tourism sector

Qatar witnessed progress within the arrival of holiday makers which has boosted the tourism sector. As many as 97,854 guests arrived in April 2022, in comparison with simply 13,312 in the identical month final yr exhibiting an increase of 635 p.c in keeping with the most recent report by the Planning and Statistics Authority (PSA).

Of the full arrivals, 62,470 guests got here by flights. The guests who got here through sea totalled to eight,229, whereas 27,155 arrived through land, the report mentioned.

Qatar has attracted guests from throughout the areas with travellers from Asia and Oceania  accounted for highest arrivals throughout April. In keeping with the report, 32 p.c guests have been from Asian nations that’s 30, 966 in April this yr in comparison with 7,780 in the identical month within the earlier yr registering a progress of 298 p.c. Customer arrivals measure non-residents travelling to Qatar on a short-term foundation for all functions. It consists of arrivals at borders beneath completely different 15 visa courses, together with all companies and leisure visa sorts excluding work visas. 

Arrivals from the Gulf area constituted 31 p.c within the complete arrivals. The variety of guests from the GCC stood at 30,258 in April 2022 towards 2,782 final yr exhibiting a rise of 987.6 p.c. Travellers from different Arab nations represented 9 p.c of the full customer arrivals as 8,908 guests from this area arrived in Qatar in comparison with 864 in April 2021. The guests from the European nations have been 20,019 in April 2022 in comparison with 1,472 in identical interval final yr, denoting an increase of 1,260 p.c on year-on-year foundation. 
The travellers from European area accounted to twenty p.c of the full guests in April this yr. The guests from the Americas stood at 6,007 in April 2022 towards 283 in identical interval final yr, exhibiting a rise on yearly foundation. 

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From different African nations the variety of guests stood at 1,696 in April of this yr. 
The variety of guests to Qatar through the first quarter (Q1) of 2022 rose by about seven instances in comparison with the earlier years, in keeping with Qatar Tourism (QT). Between January and March 2022, variety of guests reached 316,000 in comparison with 2020 and 2021 full yr figures of 581,000 and 611,000 respectively. 

In keeping with MoPH, because the begin of the Nationwide COVID-19 Vaccination Program, 6,793,081 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered. Additionally 1,558,140 booster doses administered, and 89.4 p.c of the full inhabitants is now totally vaccinated with two doses.