Strategy 2030

Strategy 2030

Published in 2014, the QNTSS sets out the overall plan for the development of Qatar’s tourism industry over the next few years.

Click here to download a full PDF copy (English).

The following is a brief summary of some of QNTSS’s key performance indicators for both 2022 (the year Qatar hosts the FIFA World Cup) and 2030.

Arrivals
Total Visitor Numbers
2.346mn 4.3-5mn 7-9mn
Nationality
- GCC
41% 39% 38%
- Non-GCC
59% 61% 62%
Purpose of Visit
- Business (incl. MICE)
73% 46% 36%
- Leisure
27% 54% 64%
Length of Stay
3.2 days 3.9 days 4.3 days
Economic Contribution
Tourism Spend ($bn)
4.75 8.3 17.8
Impact on GDP
- Direct Impact
1% 2.3% 3.1%
- Total Impact
3.4% 3.9% 5.1%
Tourism Jobs
31,777 84,112 127,900
Accommodation
Optimal Room Supply ('000)
19 27.6 -30.5 56.1 - 62
Rooms by Hotel Type
1 Star
1% 1% 2%
2 Star
4% 5% 6%
3 Star
12% 15% 18%
4 Star
30% 34% 33%
5 Star
43% 33% 31%

In qualitative terms, QNTSS spells out the focus of future tourism development. This will be based on developing a diversified, premium product that attracts families and travellers looking for new cultural experiences.

In addition to building on Qatar’s existing strengths in the GCC market and among business travellers, increased emphasis will be devoted to diversifying into new geographical source markets and further enhancing Qatar’s MICE/business travel sector.