Qatar has the second most competitive economy in the region when it comes to travel and tourism, a new report from the World Economic Forum (WEF) has found.
But it still lags far behind the UAE, which was once again ranked the strongest country in the region, according to the WEF’s Travel and Tourism (T&T) Competitiveness Report 2017.
The WEF stated that the index measures “the set of factors and policies that enable the sustainable development of the travel and tourism sector, which in turn, contributes to the development and competitiveness of a country.”
In Qatar, which is trying to diversify away from oil and gas, tourism is becoming an increasingly important part of the economy.
But at 47th out of 136 nations, it remains some ways behind the UAE, which was ranked 29th for its performance this year.