Qatar’s August tourism witnesses 78% annual surge despite monthly dip  

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Mon, 2023-10-09 14:38

RIYADH: Qatar registered a 78 percent year-on-year increase in visitors in August 2023, data released by the Planning and Statistics Authority showed.  

Some 264,000 travelers went to the country, although this was an 8.5 percent decrease when compared to July 2023. 

The boom comes as Qatar’s post-FIFA World Cup tourism efforts are continuing to gain momentum. 

In July, the nation witnessed a 91.4 percent year-on-year surge in visitors, totaling an estimated 288,000, underlining the country’s push to strengthen the tourism and cultural sectors.

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