REASONS
to attend
4-7 NOVEMBER, 2024
DOHA, QATAR

Why attend EuroCHRIE Qatar 2024?

As the global hospitality landscape evolves at an unprecedented pace, EuroCHRIE 2024 beckons hospitality enthusiasts, academics, and industry leaders to converge in the vibrant city of Doha, Qatar. This prestigious event promises a unique and enriching experience, offering compelling reasons for professionals to mark their calendars and participate in this transformative gathering.

10 Reasons to Attend...

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1. Accessibility

Located in the Middle East, Qatar serves as a central hub for international travel, making it easily accessible for attendees from around the world. Qatar has been ranked as the most open country in the Middle East and the 8th most open in the world in terms of visa facilitation. Citizens of over 95 countries are eligible for visa-free entry into Qatar. For those who need a visa, in most cases, applying for one is easy.

Strategically located at the crossroads of East and West, Qatar is an average of 6-7 hours away from major international hubs. Qatar’s award-winning national carrier and world’s best airline, Qatar Airways, connects Doha to more than 160 destinations across six continents and Hamad International Airport has been chosen as ‘The Best Airport in the World’ for two consecutive years (2021 and 2022).

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2. Sunshine & Sea

Qatar has a moderate desert climate with hot summers and cool, pleasant winters. It’s a place where you get 365 days of sunshine per year!

With more than 560 km of coastline that frames the windswept desert, the country is also home to beaches, lagoons, the other-worldly Inland Sea, and mangrove islands that thrive in the salty Gulf Waters, where pearl divers and fishermen have made their livelihoods for centuries. It’s also one of the few places in the world where the desert meets the sea.

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3. Host of Major Events

Over the years, Qatar has experienced exponential growth and has established itself as a world-class destination for hosting major international events, including the FIFA 2022 World Cup, the Asian Games, the World’s Athletics Championship, Qatar Grand Prix and conferences and exhibitions like the Geneva International Motor Show, Expo 2023 and Qatar Travel Mart.

Qatar boasts state-of-the-art conference venues equipped with the latest technology, offering a seamless and efficient environment for hosting events.

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4. Authentic Arabian Hospitality

Doha is a unique mixture of old and new, and a destination where each visitor is able to experience authentic Arabian hospitality. Hospitality is seen as a virtue and visitors are typically welcomed with warmth and graciousness.

Qatar's culinary scene is diverse, offering everything from local Qatari cuisine to international delicacies. After conference sessions, attendees can explore an array of restaurants, cafes, and entertainment options. Whether it's fine dining, street food, or cultural performances, Qatar provides a rich and satisfying experience for visitors.

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5. Melting Pot of Cultures

Nestled at the crossroads of the Middle East, Qatar embodies a harmonious fusion of East and West, where ancient traditions seamlessly coalesce with contemporary influences. The nation stands out as a testament to unparalleled cultural diversity, especially evident in its sizable expatriate community comprising approximately 160 nationalities. Qatar, with its cosmopolitan allure, has become a vibrant melting pot where global cultures converge, creating an atmosphere of openness and mutual exchange.

The dynamic blend of demographics in Qatar not only shapes its identity but also defines the daily experiences of its residents and visitors. This diverse tapestry of backgrounds contributes to an enriching environment, fostering a genuine appreciation for the mosaic of global perspectives. In Qatar, the presence of such a varied expatriate population goes beyond mere numbers; it signifies a commitment to inclusivity, making the nation not just a destination but a living canvas where the world comes together in a celebration of diversity.

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6. Safest Country in the World

Qatar is known for its safety and political stability. Its low crime rate and efficient security measures provide peace of mind for conference organizers and attendees. This stability also helps in creating a conducive atmosphere for business discussions and international collaboration.

Qatar has earned the number one rank for “Safest Country in the World” on the Numbeo Crime Index, for two consecutive years in 2021 and 2022. The country’s capital, Doha, is also ranked the second-safest global city in 2022. These achievements are a testament to the successful policies implemented by the country’s leadership to safeguard a stable and high quality of life in Qatar. As a result, visitors can experience Qatar’s tourist attractions and sites with a strong sense of security.

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7. Infrastructure & World-Class Accommodation

The allure of Qatar extends beyond its awe-inspiring attractions to encompass a commitment to impeccable infrastructure and hospitality. Qatar stands as a beacon of modernity, with cutting-edge facilities that rival the best in the world. The nation's dedication to providing a seamless experience for visitors is evident in its diverse accommodation offerings. Whether one seeks the lavish indulgence of luxury hotels or the practicality of budget-friendly choices, Qatar ensures a spectrum of options that caters to every need and desire.

This emphasis on accommodation diversity not only underscores Qatar's commitment to inclusivity but also reflects its understanding that a well-rounded travel experience involves not just the exploration of a vibrant culture but also the comfort and convenience of a home away from home. In Qatar, attendees are not just visitors; they are welcomed guests in a realm where luxury and accessibility converge to create an unparalleled stay.

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8. Fusion of Tradition & Modernity

Qatar is a unique destination that blends novelty with deep-rooted traditions. Its history is evident throughout its landscape, from its museums, souqs and public art galleries to UNESCO World Heritage sites. Yet it also celebrates the future as demonstrated by its spectacular architecture and innovative skyscrapers.

Qatar is home to some iconic landmarks including the impressive Doha skyline, the Pearl Qatar, Katara Towers, Souq Waqif, Doha Port, Katara Cultural Village, Qatar National Museum, Qatar National Library, Msheireb Downtown Doha, and eight beautiful state-of-the art football stadiums which hosted the recent FIFA World Cup competition.

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9. The Captivating Desert

The Qatari desert is a landscape of surreal beauty. The rolling sand dunes of Qatar's desert offer a striking beauty and serve as a popular destination for recreational safaris or to experience the breathtaking landscape. These dramatic dunes create an unparalleled backdrop.

The desert holds a significant place in the local culture and offers a surprising variety of activities. Whether you prefer a relaxing time in a tent, an exciting dune ride, or the exhilaration of parasailing, the desert is far from dull.

The remarkable 'Inland Sea,' also known as Khor Al Adaid and recognized by UNESCO, can be found to the south of the city. It stands as one of the few places on Earth where the sea encroaches into the desert. Surrounded by vast expanses of sand, this tidal embayment system is home to a range of native and protected plant and animal species, including ospreys, dugongs, and turtles.

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10. Cleanliness

Travelers to Qatar are greeted with a reassuring commitment to hygiene and cleanliness through the "Qatar Clean" certification, a pioneering initiative jointly spearheaded by Qatar Tourism and the Ministry of Public Health. This certification stands as a testament to the nation's dedication to providing a safe and secure environment for its visitors. Under the "Qatar Clean" umbrella, stringent protocols for hygiene and cleanliness are implemented, ensuring that all hotels across the country adhere to expert guidelines. These protocols encompass rigorous sterilization and disinfection practices, reflecting a proactive approach to maintaining the highest standards of health and safety.

The meticulous implementation of the "Qatar Clean" initiative not only safeguards the well-being of travelers but also contributes to an overall sense of confidence and comfort during their stay. Visitors can embark on their journeys with the assurance that the hospitality sector in Qatar is committed to prioritizing their health. This commitment not only aligns with global health standards but also underscores Qatar's dedication to providing a worry-free and enjoyable experience for all who choose to explore the richness of its culture, hospitality, and attractions.

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