Qatar Travel Mart 2021 launches new B2B matchmaking and lead retrieval program
Qatar Travel Mart (QTM) 2021, organised by NeXTfairs for Exhibitions and Conferences, has launched a new B2B digital matchmaking platform to help generate rewarding new business deals between hosted buyers and exhibitors. QTM has made significant progress with new countries, Russia and Tajikistan, attending, increasing the number of committed countries to 34. New sponsors from key industry players now include Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy as Founding Sports Partner, Mowasalat as Official Transport Partner, JW Marriott Marquis City Center Doha as Hotel Partner and Elite Motors as Silver Sponsor.
The high-level Opening Ceremony will be inaugurated by Minister of Commerce and Industry, H.E. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Hamad Bin Qassim Al-Abdullah Al-Thani, with a ribbon-cutting, followed by a VIP tour of the exhibition. VIPs attending the Opening Ceremony will include representatives from Katara Hospitality, Qatar Tourism, Discover Qatar, Qatar Airways Holidays, Qatar Airways, Qatar Aviation Authority, Al Fardan and Ambassadors from Poland, Germany, Tanzania, Spain, Korea, Greece, KSA, Egypt, Mexico, Tajikistan and Thailand as well as other international organizations and local official entities.
The exhibition is under the Patronage of the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, H.E. Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani. In addition to the new sponsors, the event’s Strategic Partner Qatar Tourism is joined by Katara Hospitality as Founding Partner, Qatar Airways as Official Airline, and Discover Qatar & Qatar Airways Holidays as Founding Leisure Partners. Amadeus is the event’s Technology Partner, Retaj Hotels & Hospitality the Gold Sponsor, Gulf Adventures the Silver Sponsor and Asfary the Featured Partner. Association Partners includes The World Association for Hospitality and Tourism Education and Training (AMFORHT), World Leisure Organisation (WLO), and World Tourism Association for Culture & Heritage (WTACH).
34 countries attending,148 travel & tourism companies exhibiting
34 regional and international countries are now attending the event, represented across 14 national pavilions, such as Visit Britain, Korea National Tourism Organisation, ENIT – Italian State Tourism Board, Visit Rwanda and Dominican Republic Tourism Board. 148 leading travel & tourism industry companies have signed up to exhibit and these include airlines, hotels & resorts, DMCs, cruise lines and transport companies to name a few.
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