June 6, 2017
On 5 June 2017, the governments of Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt and Bahrain announced that they were cutting diplomatic ties with Qatar, over claims of the latter sponsoring terrorism. Travel bans were put in place such as flight bans and port closures, which will clearly have a highly disruptive effect on destinations, airlines, hotels and […]
April 1, 2017
Euromonitor International has identified the top five markets globally by the fastest growth in unemployed household heads to 2030. They are Qatar, Pakistan, Cameroon, Bahrain and Hong Kong. Unemployment affects these countries to various degrees, with wide-ranging impacts on consumption and earning capability. Factors like population growth, large rural markets, political instability, industry automation, and […]
June 6, 2017
Euromonitor International is pleased to be speaking at the Qatar Summit, October 16, 2016, in Doha, Qatar. The Qatar Summit supports the tourism in Qatar, as a new sector. In Qatar Summit 2016, you can find a unique opportunity to grow your business network. You can have business meetings with tourism professionals, governmental and non-governmental […]
March 2, 2014
A country’s business tax rates and the length of time it takes to pay taxes are key factors for companies when deciding which markets to invest in. If tax rates are too high, this can cream off any potential profits the company might have made, while complex procedures for tax payments can add further costs […]
June 6, 2017
How will the 2022 FIFA World Cup impact Qatar's travel industry? Market research company Euromonitor International investigates.
June 2, 2010
The Qatari government has increased investment in tourism infrastructure since 2008 in an effort to diversify the economy and increase the country's presence on the world stage. Although it does offer middle-class beach holidays, Qatar has been concentrating on building multi-billion dollar resorts and venues in order to attract high-end vacationers and large-scale business and sporting events.
May 11, 2010
A monetary union between the six Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states of Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the UAE was intended to begin in 2010, but has been delayed. Two countries have pulled out of the initial union, which if implemented, will have a sizable impact on governments, businesses and consumers in the region.

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