The number of people travelling abroad has hit its highest level since 2010, according to data from the Tourism Organization (UNWTO), a specialized agency of the United Nations. The latest edition of its Tourism Highlights, published in August 2018, shows international arrivals reached 1.323 million in 2017. The figure represents an 84 million increase over 2016, and a new record, with the sector, also recording “uninterrupted growth” in arrivals for eight consecutive years. WTO added that tourism is the world’s third largest export category. This earned $1.3 trillion in receipts in 2017: an increase of five per cent.
This surge in Global tourism has been reflected in Qatar too. As a hotelier now’s the time to ensure you are ahead of the curve. You can do that by upgrading your marketing material with the latest in 3d Rendering and CGI Visualization. Read ahead to learn what Render Atelier can do for you.
Qatar allows citizens of 80 countries visa-free entry
Qatar welcomed 944,689 visitors in the first quarter of 2018. A breakdown of arrivals by region shows positive growth in all non-GCC and non-Other Arab regions throughout the first quarter. Though these numbers are less as compared to last year. June ’18 saw a 2.3% increase in tourist compared to last year.
In August ‘17, Qatar had eased its visa policies allowing citizens of 80 countries visa-free entry. With this announcement, Qatar had become the most open country in the region in terms of a number of nationalities eligible to enter visa-free.
The greatest increases in arrival volumes in the first half of 2018 compared to 2017 came from India, Russia and Germany, up by over 33,529, 10,842, and 10,621 visitors respectively. The cruise industry has shown considerable growth during the first half of 2018. Doha port has hosted 15 ships during the first four months of ’18 carrying 47,162 passengers and crew that’s a 43% increase from H1 2017.
Qatar Tourism Authority opens representative offices abroad
The first half of 2018 saw the continuation of Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA’s) efforts to tap into new international markets with the opening of representative offices in Russia and India. Thanks to the efforts of the latter Qatar is emerging as a strong market showing potential growth for destination wedding seekers.
Moreover, the first half of ’18 saw a series of Qatar’s festivals continue to grow, attracting leisure and family visitors. These include the second edition of Shop Qatar, the ninth edition of Qatar International Food Festival and the fifth edition of Qatar Summer Festival among others.
Hotel Apartments performed well in Q1 2018, with a significant increase of 17% in occupancy rate compared to the same period in 2017. This represents a continuation of a positive trend that has been observed since the beginning of the year. Moreover, hotel demand continues to grow (+5%). This is in part supported by stronger domestic demand as well as increasing diversified visitor source markets whose travellers tend to have a longer length of stay.
It’s safe to say that as the demand grows so does the competition, and in this volatile market one must stay ahead of the curve.
Since we’re talking numbers, according to Euromonitor International customers make about 50% of their hotel bookings online, 76% of these online bookings come from Online Travel Agencies (OTAs). Euromonitor also projects the lodging and accommodations will have an 8.6% compound annual growth rate through 2020, compared with 1.2% compound annual growth for offline accommodation bookings.
Hoteliers need to step up their game online
Keeping this in mind hoteliers need to step up their game online and put their best foot forward if they wish to capture the market. It’s quite clear that the challenge is to sell your rooms before your guests have their tickets in hand. Luckily for you Render Atelier can help you do just that.
You’ve spent a little fortune designing and building a hotel par excellence, engaged a dedicated staff. However, all that won’t matter to a guest who’s not yet stepped into your reception. But they don’t have to physically have to be there to experience the luxury of your hotel.
Render Atelier can teleport your guest into your hotel with the latest in 3D technology
Thanks to the very latest in 3d technology, Render Atelier 3D rendering company can teleport your guest into your hotel. Using a virtual tour your guest can explore your hotel. Not only the rooms but also the recreational areas like the pool. Or even stroll through the terrace garden and peep into your fine dining restaurant. Have a look at our gallery and be amazed at how life like our CGI walkthroughs are.
Additionally, we can also create Photorealistic interior renderings of your rooms. Thus, we can allow your guest an in-depth glimpse of the rooms. With our eye for detail, we can replicate each and every minute detail from the fabric of the sheets to the texture on the walls and even the lights in the rooms. The luxury will surely wow your guest. Imagine your guest being able to get a complete 360 panorama of your exquisite suites. To get an idea of what this may look like have a look at our gallery.
Besides, your guest will be able to easily have a look at all the different variety of rooms on offer. They won’t need a tour of your hotel in person.
We at Render Atelier understand that to be successful you have to be at the top of your game. You might also need visual content for your social media pages as well as print and television. You might even want to furnish up your listing on an OTA page. Get in touch and learn how we can help you get to the top of the pyramid.