Qatar signals offer with Accor to take care of World Cup lover lodging

DOHA, Oct 28 (Reuters) – Qatar has awarded Europe’s greatest resort group Accor (ACCP.PA) to control apartments and villas that will residence fans going to Qatar throughout upcoming year’s Earth Cup, the Cup’s organising committee explained on Thursday.

Qatar’s Supreme Committee for Shipping & Legacy claimed in a statement it experienced signed an settlement with Accor to run operations and providers throughout its host nation genuine estate portfolio as a result of the close of 2022.

The determination to make full use of the Gulf Arab state’s present residential and apartments and villas will be certain that the state will have “a sustainable resort industry that does not go away Qatar with excess everlasting resort rooms publish-2022,” Hassan al Thawadi, who heads Qatar’s organising entire body was quoted as expressing.

Accor will deliver team to deal with and work a lot more than 60,000 rooms in apartments and villas scattered throughout the Gulf Arab point out, a individual Qatari official informed Reuters.

World Cup organisers hope to attract 1.2 million people to Qatar through the 28-day occasion, which kicks off up coming November. But Qatar has less than 30,000 hotel rooms in procedure, in accordance to details published in August by the Qatar Nationwide Tourism Authority.

Qatar is residence to 2.9 million persons, 85% of whom are foreigners. As the world’s major producer of liquified all-natural gasoline, Qatar has among the best per capita incomes in the entire world.

Reporting by Andrew Mills Modifying by Lincoln Feast.

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