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Articles tagged “qatar”

Tourism

Qatar Says Tourism May Not Recover From Blockade Until the 2022 World Cup

Hassan Abdulrahman Al-Ibrahim of Qatar Tourism said the industry will need about three years to recover from tourism dropping due to a diplomatic spat with several regional countries. The Gulf state is seeking to attract tourists from India, China, and Russia — like much of the rest of the world.

Qatar Says Tourism May Not Recover From Blockade Until the 2022 World Cup

Hotels

Qatar-Owned Company Buys New York’s Plaza Hotel But Legal Wrangling Continues

No one said buying one of the world's most iconic hotels would be easy, and the Plaza sale seems to be a masterclass in hospitality wheeling and dealing.

Qatar-Owned Company Buys New York’s Plaza Hotel But Legal Wrangling Continues

Airlines

Qatar Air CEO Calls on Trump to Intervene Against ‘Failed’ Blockade

If Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker is holding out hope that Trump will side with Qatar over new best-friend Saudi Arabia, he may have a long wait despite the U.S. government's strategic interests in Qatar.

Qatar Air CEO Calls on Trump to Intervene Against ‘Failed’ Blockade

Airlines

Business Class Must-Haves That Airlines Neglect at Their Peril

As airlines double down on investment in business class, there are some experiential table stakes for customers paying the money to sit up front.

Business Class Must-Haves That Airlines Neglect at Their Peril

Tourism

Bahrain Restricts Travel From Qatar Making Blockade Even Tighter

Qatar's regional disputes are mounting, but its status as a global hub and destination isn't falling off a cliff.

Bahrain Restricts Travel From Qatar Making Blockade Even Tighter

Tourism

Qatar Under Blockade Is a Mix of Time-Sucking Layovers and a Fascinating Crossroads

While much of the news media focuses on bigger-picture geopolitical issues emanating from the Saudi-led blockade, it is actually the small constrictions that can be the most painful in Qatar. But, despite increased travel friction, Doha remains one of the most intriguing places in the world at the moment.

Qatar Under Blockade Is a Mix of Time-Sucking Layovers and a Fascinating Crossroads

Airlines

Qatar Airways Grabs 49 Percent Ownership in Italy’s Meridiana Airline

Qatar Airways and Etihad are making Italy almost a province from an aviation standpoint as they've swooped in to make investments in struggling airlines in the country. Whether the strategy works out in the end is another matter.

Qatar Airways Grabs 49 Percent Ownership in Italy’s Meridiana Airline

Tourism

Qatar Ends Tourist Visa Requirements for 80 Nationalities to Combat Growing Isolation

Qatar is facing a real crisis and it is doing everything in its power, including spurring tourism, to combat the Saudi-led coalition's aggressive tactics.

Qatar Ends Tourist Visa Requirements for 80 Nationalities to Combat Growing Isolation

Airlines

The Qatar Crisis Is Boosting the Fortunes of Air Arabia

Investor interest in Air Arabia is rebounding as the low-cost carrier takes share from Qatar Airways, suffering from the Qatar diplomatic ban. But beware of investing in airline stocks in this region.

The Qatar Crisis Is Boosting the Fortunes of Air Arabia

Airlines

Should Qatar Airways Give Up On its American Airlines Investment Idea?

With his disparaging comments, Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker could be dubbed the Michael O'Leary of the Middle East. If Al Baker's strategy was to endear himself to American Airlines, then CEO Doug Parker beat back that overturn with a sledge hammer. Neither boss has distinguished himself.

Should Qatar Airways Give Up On its American Airlines Investment Idea?