Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) UK & Ireland has joined forces with Qatar Tourism to help promote the destination in the region and with CLIA’s wider community of cruise lines, travel agents, and other interested parties.
On November 4, 2021, CLIA Selling Cruise Day will be held in Southampton and Qatar Tourism will be one of the major sponsors. In December 2021, it will sponsor the annual CLIA Cruise Forum.
“This partnership is part of Qatar Tourism’s ongoing strategy to diversify the tourism sector in Qatar and attract new customer segments. Cruise is an important pillar of our tourism strategy – we have signed several agreements already for the coming season – and Qatar has made serious investments into cruise infrastructure such as the new cruise terminal that will be ready to welcome visitors for the FIFA World Cup 2022,” said Berthold Trenkel from Qatar Tourism
“As Qatar re-opens its borders to visitors, and festivals and events resume, we look forward to welcoming back cruise travellers. Safety remains paramount, and all initiatives are backed by the Ministry of Public Health. We are eager to showcase our range of offerings which are grounded in service excellence, with a range of assets including world-class hotels, restaurants, and stunning beaches.”
“We’re very excited to welcome Qatar Tourism to the CLIA family. Their support for the trade is a clear indication they are looking to build positive cruise momentum. The region was proving increasingly popular with cruisers and we’re all looking forward to seeing ships start visiting the exceptional facilities of the Doha port and its surroundings again.” said, Andy Harmer, CLIA UK & Ireland Managing Director.