National Tourism Council’s mission is to firmly establish Qatar on the global map as a world-class tourism destination with deep cultural roots. In 2014 NTC launched the Qatar National Tourism Sector Strategy (QNTSS), which seeks to diversify the country’s tourism offering and increase the sector’s contribution to Qatar’s economy by 2030.
NTC works in partnership with public and private stakeholders to plan, regulate and promote a sustainable and diverse tourism industry.
As part of its regulation efforts, NTC released a new hotel grading and classification system in January 2016, paving the way for a more sustainable, environmentally-friendly, and accessible hospitality sector. Uniquely, this new system holds developers, owners, management and operators equally accountable for the property’s classification.
In 2016 NTC partnered with Accessible Qatar to ensure that disabled individuals in Qatar, whether visitors or residents, benefit from the new standards of accessibility in the country’s tourist establishments and venues.