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Qatar Tourism and ETAA North India Chapter organise ‘Explore Qatar’ workshop

ETAA organises destination training workshop on Qatar's tourism potential

The Enterprising Travel Agents Association (ETAA), North India Chapter, in association with Qatar Tourism, organised a destination training workshop – ‘Explore Qatar’ for its members, aimed to shed light on the burgeoning potential of Qatar as an Indian travel destination.

Saurabh Tuteja

Saurabh Tuteja, Chairman, ETAA North India Chapter, emphasised the strategic advantages of Qatar’s proximity, excellent flight connectivity, and visa-on-arrival for Indians, making it an enticing choice for MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Exhibitions) and wedding tourism.

Highlighting Qatar’s potential for Indian trade, Tuteja said, “Qatar’s newness to the Indian market holds immense potential due to its proximity, excellent flight connectivity (including Indigo), and the crucial visa-on-arrival option for Indians.”

Deepika Khanna, General Secretary, ETAA North India Chapter, reaffirmed the association’s unwavering dedication to prioritising knowledge, underscoring its pivotal role in empowering travel consultants. This commitment is aimed at ensuring that end clients derive substantial benefits by accessing accurate product knowledge encompassing airlines, visa channels, hoteliers, and various other relevant domains.

“At ETAA, we consistently seek meaningful collaborations and are thrilled to announce our recent initiative – conducting product presentations in conjunction with esteemed partners, including tourism bodies and airlines, focusing on the vibrant destination of Qatar. We believe that this endeavour will significantly enhance inbound traffic, catering to diverse segments such as leisure travellers, MICE events, and weddings,” said Khanna.

As for the state of the industry in 2023, Tuteja noted a remarkable recovery from the pandemic, with soaring flight bookings and a resurgence of interest in travel. “The flight seat numbers, booking volumes, and the enthusiasm for travel say it all. People are crazy about travel now. Gone are the days of COVID; the industry has bounced back at its best,” said Tuteja, reflecting on the industry’s remarkable recovery.

ETAA’s destination workshop stands as a testament to their dedication to educating travel professionals and fostering the growth of the Indian outbound travel industry, poised for a promising future.