Qatar sees 18% increase in international arrivals in April – The Peninsula

  • Date: 16-May-2024
  • Source: The Peninsula
  • Sector:Tourism
  • Country:Qatar
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Qatar sees 18% increase in international arrivals in April – The Peninsula

Doha, Qatar: Latest statistics from Qatar Tourism revealed an 18% increase in international travellers visiting the country in April compared to the same period last year, or equivalent to 382,000 visitors as opposed to 324,000 in 2023.

The trend of increasing international arrivals to the country has been consistent since the beginning of the year, except for March. In January, the country welcomed 703,000 passengers, marking a 106% increase compared to 2023. In February, 596,000 travellers arrived, indicating a 53% increase. However, March saw a slight decrease with 329,000 arrivals, representing a 24% decrease. As of April, this year, the total number of international arrivals to Qatar has surpassed 2 million.

The growth in the number of arrivals has been steady since 2021, with the country welcoming 611,000 travellers in 2021, 2.5 million in 2022, and 4 million in 2023 -- exceeding all historic annual visitor numbers and setting a new record.

The top 10 countries contributing to the influx of travellers to Qatar include Saudi Arabia with 28% (equivalent to 526,000 visitors), followed by India with 7% (150,000 visitors), and Bahrain, Germany, Oman, Kuwait, and the United Kingdom with 4% each. The United States of America and the United Arab Emirates