They Said it


“In an international community led by technology, knowledge and communication, the travel and tourism sector is open to opportunities. But it is also faced with numerous challenges and difficulties.

Hence, it should endeavour to make use of all the available opportunities and facilities.”
HH Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad
Al-Thani, the Heir Apparent of the State of Qatar

“Working together with the WTTC which represents 100 of the world’s foremost tourism and travel companies, including major airlines, hotel chains and tour operators, is very rewarding. Bringing this event to Doha is a vote of confidence for Qatar and the whole Middle East region.”
Akbar Al Baker, QTA chairman, Qatar Airways CEO

“There is now a new consciousness amongst governments that they cannot leave the growth of travel and tourism to chance. What is needed is a new vision and strategy involving a partnership between all stakeholders – public and private to turn future challenges into opportunities.”
Jean-Claude Baumgarten, president, WTTC

“The recent crises have been a catalyst for some fundamental changes that include a redefinition of personal behaviour and lifestyles. The industry must take stock of these and ensure that all stakeholders work together to drive changes in supply that will ensure profitable growth.”
Vincent A Wolfington, WTTC chairman