FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Will Benefit the Country's Hotel Industry

  • Publish date: Thursday، 27 October 2022
FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Will Benefit the Country's Hotel Industry

A top official of a city hotel chain told The Peninsula yesterday that the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 will be a boost for hotels and the entire travel and tourist business of Qatar, which will be the focus of all eyes during the giant sporting event.

According to Cluster General Manager of The Victory and Saraya Palace Hotel, Haseeb Jilani, "the build-up to the World Cup will be a tailwind for the travel and tourism industry in Qatar, which is well geared to welcome visitors consisted of celebrities, sports stars, and a broad range of renowned personalities from across the world."

Most hotels, according to representatives of the leisure industry, are ready to welcome guests for the first World Cup to be held in the Arab world and the largest and most viewed sporting event in history, which will be staged in Qatar.

To accommodate the high-end travel community during the month-long event set to take place from November 20 to December 18, all lodging facilities have undergone a comprehensive makeover with new amenities.

The 22nd edition of the quadrennial international men's football tournament, which features 32 senior national teams, is the biggest sporting event.

Jilani stated, "We are thrilled about the first and the biggest sporting event to be held in Qatar, which will place the country on the map of the world once more and increase interest in travel, trade, and investment in the wealthy country.

To expand its portfolio and provide guests with exceptional stays, the country’s hotel companies have erected new locations, adding to their portfolio in time for the World Cup.

"The Chedi Katara, a five-star establishment, and Saraya Hotel, our newest addition, both of which have occupancy rates of roughly 70 percent, are perfectly prepared to welcome guests and enable the World Cup. From now until the end of the event, we anticipate full occupancy, according to Jilani.

Qatar began planning for the biggest sports event in history far in advance and has already spent more over $220 billion on the famous tournament, which is 20 times more than was spent on the last championship in Russia.

Ashid Syam, the manager of Gokulan Park's business excellence program, stated that the hotel is prepared to welcome guests and that the region's share of the $25 billion global revenue from tourism-related prospects will exceed $5 billion.

According to estimates, the cost of brand-new stadiums alone exceeds $6.5 billion.

The 2022 tournament will have 32 teams for the final time; the 2026 tournament, which will be held in the US, Mexico, and Canada, will feature 48 teams.

At Al Bayt stadium in Al Khor, the opening game of the tournament will be played between Qatar and Ecuador.

The tournament's finale is scheduled for December 18, which also happens to be Qatar National Day.

One month until the FIFA World Cup, over 20 new hotels, resorts, and tourist attractions are opening in Qatar for the enjoyment of the spectators, according to a recent announcement from Qatar Tourism.

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