Qatar’s visitor arrivals surged over 15-fold YoY in Nov 2021

By Amirtha P S, Desk Reporter
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During November 2021, Qatar witnessed more than a 15-fold year-on-year jump in visitor arrivals, particularly from the GCC region and other Arab countries.

According to the Planning and Statistics Authority’s (PSA) statement, the total number of visitor arrivals witnessed an almost 15-fold growth year-on-year to 111,584 people in November 2021. The visitor arrivals showed a 31.6 percent jump compared to that in October 2021.

The number of visitors from the GCC was 38,600 in November 2021, witnessing over 20-fold growth year-on-year. Such visitors registered 41.6 percent expansion month-on-month in the review period. The visitors from the Gulf region accounted for 35 percent of the total in November 2021.

The visitor arrivals measures non-residents traveling to Qatar on a short-term basis for all purposes. It includes arrivals at borders under different 15 visa classes, including all businesses and leisure visa types. Of the total 111,584 people who arrived, as much as 72 percent came via the airport, about 27 percent by road and the remaining through the sea in the review period.

In November, the visitor arrivals from other Asia stood at 30,595, thus registering more than 10-fold growth year-on-year. On monthly basis, its growth was 6.2 percent.

The visitor arrivals from the other Arab countries rose almost 15-fold year-on-year to 14,310 in November 2021. The arrivals from the Americas stood at 6,587 in November 2021, which represented over a 20-fold jump from November 2020.

The visitor arrivals from the European countries grew almost 14-fold year-on-year to 20,045 and from African countries grew almost 23-fold year-on-year to 1,447 people in November 2021.

As per the PSA data, the hotel and hotel apartments showed a robust performance in November with the overall occupancy rate at 70 percent compared to 57 percent in November 2020.

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