Articles tagged “football”

News Blog

Qatar’s World Cup to Benefit Hyatt and Accor Most: Analyst

The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 starts in five days, and Qatar is struggling to have enough lodging to house an expected 1.2 million football fans. Qatar has only about 31,000 hotel rooms, according to benchmarking service STR, though Qatar Tourism says it has more hotels opening this month in time for the event —…

News Blog

Qatar Will Allow Ticketless Fans to Enter the Country From December 2

Qatar will allow visitors without football World Cup tickets to enter the country from December 2 after the group stage matches end. However, even as a match ticket will no longer be mandatory for inbound arrivals to Qatar, visitors will still need to furnish a Hayya Card before traveling, organizers said. The Hayya Card is…

Tourism

Qatar Tourism Puts David Beckham in the Marketing Game

Today’s edition of Skift’s daily podcast looks at David Beckham playing for Qatar, hotel exec’s optimism, and tourism “quality” over quantity.

Qatar Tourism Puts David Beckham in the Marketing Game

News Blog

David Beckham Kicks Off Qatar’s Latest Tourism Campaign

As the countdown begins to the Middle East’s very first Federation Internationale de Football Association’s (FIFA) World Cup, host country Qatar now has British soccer star David Beckham promoting the destination for a stopover break. The campaign features Beckham on a whirlwind trip to Qatar for 48 hours indulging in a wide range of activities…

Hotels

The World’s Top 15 Hotel Designers and Other Top Stories This Week

In Skift's top stories this week, we reveal our list of the world's elite hotel design firms, airlines grapple with how to deal with angry customers, and Southwest becomes the latest airline to overhaul its travel management platform.

The World’s Top 15 Hotel Designers and Other Top Stories This Week

Media and PR

The Travel Brands Sponsoring Champions League Football Teams

The world’s best professional sports tournament has returned and travel brands hope their association with champions will turn into bookings and visits.

The Travel Brands Sponsoring Champions League Football Teams

Hotels

Graduate Hotels Enters Short-Term Rentals With Eye on College Football Fans

Expect other hotel brands to watch the Graduate Hotels' experiment. Professionally managing vacation rentals may be a path for hotels to expand their reach while minimizing some risks.

Graduate Hotels Enters Short-Term Rentals With Eye on College Football Fans

Tourism

Top Qatar Tourism Official on the World Cup as a Springboard for Future

As it prepares to host Middle East's first-ever FIFA World Cup, Qatar expects the event to offer unique marketing potential to place the destination firmly on the tourism map. But for a country whose pre-Covid arrivals stood at 2.1 million in 2019, a goal of 1.5 million tourists for the two months of the tournament sounds overly ambitious.

Top Qatar Tourism Official on the World Cup as a Springboard for Future

Hotels

Accor Wins Contract to Lodge Football Fans in Qatar During 2022 World Cup

A significant piece of business coming out of the pandemic, but the hotel group may struggle to house large numbers of visitors across the emirate's relatively small hotel and real estate portfolio.

Accor Wins Contract to Lodge Football Fans in Qatar During 2022 World Cup

Tourism

Portugal Hopes Champions League Final Will Be the Tourism Boost to Kick Off a Busy Summer Season

English football fans have probably never had a warmer welcome. Who knew the beautiful game could have such healing powers?

Portugal Hopes Champions League Final Will Be the Tourism Boost to Kick Off a Busy Summer Season