As the travel & tourism industry continues on its recovery path, outbound trips from Qatar are increasing, with people eager to resume and reboot their travel plans. According to GlobalData, this pent-up demand, coupled with increased confidence around COVID-19 protocols, is helping to drive the recovery of Qatar’s outbound travel sector. GlobalData provides a complete picture of the outbound destinations from Qatar in its Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Source Tourism report. Buy the report here.

In 2023, projections show that international departures from Qatar are expected to have grown by 65%.

Outbound travel from Qatar is not dominated by any single destination, but intraregional travel is a noticeable trend. In the case of Qatar, six of the ten most popular destinations are located in Middle East.

However, even when focusing only on the top ten, flows to different destinations vary. Understanding the relative size of these and identifying high-potential destinations outside of this list is key to identifying promising growth markets for Qatar as a source market and for destinations to understand current preferences among Qatari travelers so they can better target them.

According to GlobalData’s report, Travel & Tourism in Qatar, the most popular destinations for the country’s travelers include Saudi Arabia, the UAE, the UK, Kuwait and Turkiye among others.

For more detailed analysis of the outbound destinations from Qatar, buy GlobalData’s Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Source Tourism report.

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