Qatar Tourism opens Iran office ahead of World Cup

Qatar Tourism opens Iran office ahead of World Cup

Iran is one of 15 target markets identified by Qatar Tourism as key tourist destinations

Qatar Tourism (QT) has opened its first representative office in the Iranian capital of Tehran.

The office is QT’s 13th global opening and will carry out various promotional activities, including tour operator partnerships, travel agent destination training, media visits and campaigns.

Iranian citizens benefit from visa-free entry into Qatar and there are currently four direct weekly flights from the Iranian cities of Tehran, Mashhad, Shiraz and Isfahan to Doha, the Qatar capital. 

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QT’s office in Iran is the latest addition to its international network of representative offices around the world, which currently span from markets including Australia, India, China and the US.


Speaking about the new opening, Qatar Tourism chief operating officer Berthold Trenkel said: “Qatar Tourism’s choice in the location of its latest office opening is a testament to the decades-long cultural and trade ties between the two countries. 

"Iran is one of 15 target markets identified by Qatar Tourism as a primary source for tourists looking to relax, rejuvenate and soak in some culture. Opening a representative office in Iran will help support Qatar Tourism’s strategic goals to increase the number of visitors to Qatar by threefold, increase spending by three to four times, and grow the GDP contribution of the tourism sector to 12 per cent by 2030.” 

Qatar recorded over 729,000 international visitors in the first half of 2022, a 19% increase compared to recorded visitors during the whole of the previous year.

Qatar aims to welcome 6 million visitors annually by 2030.

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