UNDER THE PATRONAGE OF H.E. SHEIKH MOHAMMED BIN ABDULRAHMAN BIN JASSIM AL THANI, THE PRIME MINISTER AND MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
Places, People & Cultures
Destined to become an established platform for travel and tourism, Qatar Travel Mart brings the world's top destinations together to share the latest trends in Sports, MICE, Business, Cultural, Leisure, Luxury, Medical and Halal Tourism. Qatar Travel Mart aims to position Qatar as the gateway to the Arabian Gulf: a central travel and tourism hub and stimulate Qatar's growing tourism industry – enabling international buyers and visitors to discover what Qatar has to offer and consider it part of their travel plan, bringing together entities, such as DMCs, Hotels, Tour and Cruises Operators, Travel Agencies, Travel Technology Companies, Associations Tourism Boards and more.
It's our first time participating in this exhibition. Visit Malta is thrilled to have connected with quality buyers, travel agents, and media influencers. The event provided an excellent platform to showcase Malta's appeal, resulting in highly productive days that effectively promoted our destination in Qatar.
In our second participation, we're delighted to return after our initial foray into this market. Having gained familiarity with the Qatari market, we're keen on continuing our promotion of the Dominican Republic Destination. Thanks to the organizers for their meticulous planning. The current days have been productive, marked by professionalism, and we look forward to a similarly successful third Edition as we work towards achieving our goals.
This marks the second participation of Mowasalat, and we're proud to serve as the transport partner this year. It has been a resounding success with significant footfall and valuable interactions with numerous companies and potential customers. We eagerly anticipate our presence here next year and in the years to come.
As our first time participating at QTM, we've been impressed by the spectacular organization. As we were seeking a Destination Management Company (DMC) to provide information about our destination in the Middle East, we found what we were looking for. Our focus is on Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates. While our primary partners are based in Europe, participating in events in this region, including Qatar, has revealed significant demand for our country. This positive response encourages our commitment, and we look forward to participating in the event again next year.
This is our first time at QTM. My primary objective was to engage with GCC travel agents, particularly in Doha, Qatar. Additionally, I aimed to reconnect with existing clients. Unlike larger travel shows, one-on-one meetings were challenging due to higher traffic, but I appreciated the quality of buyers at QTM this year. My ultimate goal is to achieve a positive return on investment (ROI), and if accomplished in a timely manner, I am committed to returning to QTM next year.
QTM serves as an excellent platform for reconnecting and engaging with potential buyers. The organizing company has executed a commendable job in orchestrating this second edition. Looking ahead, I anticipate the third edition to be even better and more expansive in meeting its targets.
The Development Support Fund of the Kyrgyz Republic is participating for the first time in QTM, and we are pleased with the well-organized event. Everything has been prepared meticulously, and we are content with our experience. Looking ahead, we have ambitious plans to return for the next year, building on the success of our current participation. Regarding our targets, we have successfully achieved approximately 30 B2B business meetings. This has been a fruitful engagement for us
It was our first time visiting Doha, Qatar. RM International, serving as the exclusive Greece and Cyprus agent for QTM exhibition. We extend our gratitude to NeXTfairs for the outstanding organization, which has brought great value to our customers. The experience has been so positive that we are committed to returning next year with a larger stand, representing the real estate sector of our countries. Thank you very much for this opportunity.
Having participated in the first edition, I've observed significant improvements in the current QTM exhibition. The organizing committee has demonstrated increased efficiency and effectiveness. I am optimistic about achieving my targets. Despite the busy days, I managed to secure a handful of leads. The exhibition has proven to be quite fruitful, and as a Qatar-based company, I am committed to supporting travel events in Qatar. Therefore, I will certainly be participating again next year.
Our participation in this event has exceeded expectations, thanks to Saudi Tourism's support in enabling numerous Saudi companies, including ours, to join. The strategic decision allowing Gulf residents direct entry into Saudi Arabia opens up a significant market. With direct flights from Doha to various Saudi cities, our focus on essential services aligns well. We anticipate even greater participation next year and express gratitude to Qatari authorities for their support.
Katara Hospitality, the founding partner of the exhibition, has made this our second year participating. The exhibition has successfully helped us achieve our objectives – securing new contracts and forging new partnerships with companies we hadn't engaged with before. We have also witnessed the participation of many companies and countries from outside Doha, which is a testament to the success of the exhibition and based on this, we look forward to participating in future editions."
"This year's participation was highly beneficial for us as the number of visitors increased, and there were more participants compared to the previous edition. It was a fruitful experience as it allowed us to showcase our facilities, and services, and connect with partners in the tourism and travel industry. We are strategizing to develop the tourism sector in Qatar in alignment with the country's vision for 2030. As for future participation, we plan to be involved because, ultimately, it is an exhibition that honours Qatar, and we, as participants, take pride in contributing to showcasing the latest updates in the hospitality, tourism, and travel sectors.
We are honoured to be present in Qatar. The event organization is exceptionally well-organized. What impressed me the most was the professionalism of the hosted buyers, coming from diverse markets, and providing excellent networking opportunities beyond the Qatari market. The sessions alongside the conference were a standout feature. Honestly, we look forward to participating more. This year, we represent a hotel group from Egypt, and next year, we hope to have an even larger representation from Egypt.
This is our second participation in the exhibition, and what stands out is the continuous improvement from year to year, especially in terms of the increasing number and quality of visitors. The presence of high-quality buyers has become more prominent, with a focus on specific sectors such as hotels and tourism companies. It's notable that private companies are participating, promoting the exhibition even outside Qatar, and conducting their promotional campaigns. We've also observed increased participation from other countries, indicating a growing interest in supporting tourism in Qatar.
H.E. Mr Saad Al Kharji
H.E. Mr Hissen Ibrahim Taha
Prof. Muzaffer Uysal
Dr. Hüseyin Pamukçu
Ahmet Enes Tekcan
Dr. Cristina Ortega Nuere
H.E. Mr Jose Benzaquen Perea
Prof. Wolgang Georg Arlt
Ayman Al Qudwa
Dr. Manal Kelig
H.E. Sheikh Nayef Bin Eid Al-Thani
H.E. Mrs Latifa El Bouabdellaoui
Mohammed Al Asmakh
Rashid Bin Ali Al Mansoori
H.E Khisrav Sohibzoda
Nasser Jassim N. Al-Mohannadi