The tourism industry in Qatar is on the brink of a renaissance thanks to the FIFA World Cup 2022, which will be held in the country. 

Over 1.5 million soccer fans are expected to travel to Qatar. It is expected that fans will most likely stick around to explore the country and all it has to offer.

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Qatar’s tourism industry growth

Ali Thabet, General Manager of Milano Travels & Tours tells The Peninsula, “[Tourism] industry is growing. With the World Cup coming soon, this is the right time to promote the beauty Qatar holds as various travel-based projects have been implemented for the prospective future.”
Many of the country’s travel agencies are thrilled about the FIFA World Cup being in Qatar this year.

Qatar’s focus after the World Cup

The country will focus on tourism post the World Cup. Almost $10 billion was spent on preparations for the big event, including eight stadiums, new roads, a metro system and expansion to the airport. These efforts will help boost the economy in Qatar.
Nasser Al Khater, FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022’s CEO says the profit from the event is expected to reach nearly $17 billion.
“As Qatar invested on numerous infrastructures, it’s going to benefit not just the FIFA [World Cup] but many other businesses, especially the travel industry in the future. I am hopeful that it will positively impact my company too,” says Thabet.