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Doha Hosts UK’s Institute of Travel and Tourism Overseas Conference 2023 for the First Time

The reputable travel industry conference featured keynote speakers and panel discussions

The Institute of Travel and Tourism (ITT) Overseas Conference, one of the United Kingdom’s most high-profile travel trade events, was brought to Doha for the first time, hosted by Qatar Tourism.

With Qatar Tourism as the Destination Partner and Qatar Airways as the Official Airline Partner, the three-day event took place from June 5 – 7, 2023 at the Waldorf Astoria Lusail Doha and was attended by more than 200 senior representatives from the UK travel industry, ranging from government bureaus to world renowned airlines.

The conference featured some of the travel industry’s most respected figures, including Garry Wilson, CEO of easyJet Holidays, and HE Jon Wilkes CMG, the British Ambassador to the State of Qatar. Engaging in a series of panel discussions, industry experts explored and evaluated the promising opportunities for expansion and advancement in Qatar’s tourism sector.

Mr. Berthold Trenkel, Chief Operating Officer of Qatar Tourism, said: “It has been an honour to host this premium business event in Doha and to showcase Qatar’s tourism offering to some of the UK travel industry’s most eminent minds. Qatar’s relationship with the UK is one of vital importance, not only from a tourism perspective, but also through the proud history shared by the two countries. By continuing to participate in business and travel events of this calibre, we look forward to further cementing Qatar’s reputation as a world-leading destination for global business events.”

The annual ITT Overseas Conference is created exclusively for ITT members and comes fresh off the heels of a series of renowned business events that Qatar Tourism has hosted since the start of the year, including the recently held UFI MEA conference. The UK constitutes one of Qatar Tourism’s 15 priority markets that form its 2030 strategy and consistently features in the top 10 countries of all international arrivals to Qatar.



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