The State sponsors the tourist sector and provides it with all the required facilities and incentives to keep pace with the development witnessed by various economic sectors of the country. It develops and organizes the general tourist policy of the country and sponsors and promotes the evolving tourist sector and tourist services inside the country and abroad.
In recent years, Qatar's interest in the sector of tourism increased remarkably, particularly after Doha became the regional capital of policy, thought, economy and media forums in addition to its ongoing organization and hosting of artistic events, regional and global sports tournaments. Besides, Doha organizes other international events, fairs and Shopping festivals which require distinct tourist services for Qatar visitors coming from all parts of the world.
In this context, Qatar hotel industry has made impressive progress to meet the needs of tourism, travel and airlines services. Hence, Qatar became one of the leading countries in the world in providing the best tourist services on its modern airline fleet. At a time when Qatar Airways became one of the best airlines in the Middle East, work continues on the new Doha International Airport project which will be the largest of its kind in the region, with a total cost of $2 billion. Work is expected to be finished at all stages in early 2009.