Qatar hotel occupancy rates reach 63% for the first half of 2011

Occupancy rates for all hotels in Qatar reached 63% in the first six months of 2011 compared to 61% for the same period in 2010, according to the semi-annual report released by the Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA).

The report stated that the increase shows the continued growth of the hotel sector despite the opening of a large number of new hotels since the beginning of the year.  

Meanwhile, QTA reported the number of tourists saw a 12.3% increase during the same period. It says the growth in the hospitality and tourism sectors is due to a number of factors: the interest of the government of Qatar in increasing the number of various tourist activities as well as sporting and cultural events held in the country and the continuous expansion of Qatar Airways and its fleet.  

The report analysed the progress of hotel sector performance during the first half of 2011. This included occupancy rates, and number of business and leisure tourists.  

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