The agreement, expected to pave the way for an efficient and transparent tourist visa application system, comes as Qatar steps up efforts to attract and welcome more visitors in line with Qatar National Tourism Sector Strategy 2030
Qatar Airways and Qatar Tourism Authority have signed an agreement with VFS Global. The agreement, expected to pave the way for an efficient and transparent tourist visa application system, comes as Qatar steps up efforts to attract and welcome more visitors in line with Qatar National Tourism Sector Strategy 2030 (QNTSS).
Qatar Airways and QTA will be working with VFS Global and Qatar’s Ministry of Interior over the next months to establish the new tourist visa application process. The steps taken are expected to increase Qatar’s openness ranking on the Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index.
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Akbar Al Baker, chief executive, Qatar Airways Group, said, “Qatar’s tourism industry is experiencing exponential growth and the visa advancements will further support our country’s vision to invite and welcome visitors from around the world to experience all that Qatar has to offer. We look forward to welcoming more passengers on-board, at Hamad International Airport and into Qatar, as a result of today’s initiative. VFS Global offers efficient visa application services that can be accessed online by travellers from across the world, and the partnership aims to support passengers along their journey as well as to facilitate Qatar’s booming tourism industry by simplifying the tourist visa process.”
Zubin Karkaria, CEO, VFS Global, said, “We are pleased to partner with Qatar Airways and Qatar Tourism Authority to make the Qatar visa application process available to travellers globally, through online and mobile platforms. These new channels, which are sure to prove convenient and beneficial for visitors here, signify the next level of flexibility and security in the visa application process. This service will leverage on our experience and reliability in providing seamless visa application services, and will act as an important tool to boost tourism and make Qatar a preferred tourist destination.”