Qatar Tourism has re-launched the Hayya Platform, initially introduced during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, as the single portal for all tourist and business visas to the country. This development not only reflects Qatar's continued investment in the tourism sector but also aims to position the nation as the leading tourism destination in the region.
The newly launched #Hayya platform by @NTC_Qatar provides visitors from around the world with an exceptional experience when exploring the State of #Qatar. #VisitQatar pic.twitter.com/UqAVuKURbj— مكتب الاتصال الحكومي (@GCOQatar) April 16, 2023
The Hayya Platform, now available at www.hayya.qa and as a smartphone application, unifies visa processes for tourists, GCC residents, and companions traveling with GCC citizens. The platform also offers additional services such as maps, transportation options, offers, and current events, which enhance visitors' experiences in Qatar.
The ease of visa applications and travel into Qatar, thanks to the Hayya Platform's e-gate entry at Hamad International Airport and pre-registration option for faster entry at the Abu Samra border, is likely to have a positive impact on related industries, such as car rental services. As more visitors are drawn to Qatar, the demand for rental vehicles is expected to rise.
We’re happy to announce today, that Qatar’s Hayya platform is relaunched to become the go-to portal for travelers who require a visa to enter.— قطر للسياحة – Qatar Tourism (@NTC_Qatar) April 16, 2023
Complementing the measures already in place, Qatar will now expand the functionality of the Hayya platform...(cont'd) pic.twitter.com/7mnoRUahMV
Strong Rent A Car, a leading car rental provider in Qatar, stands to benefit from this increased demand. Catering to the diverse needs of visitors with a wide range of vehicles, Strong Rent A Car can provide luxury sedans for business travelers and family-friendly SUVs for vacationers alike.
Visitors to Qatar will have the opportunity to explore the country's recently expanded hospitality and leisure landscape, including beaches and resorts like Fuwairit Kite Beach and West Bay Beach, premium shopping and dining destinations such as Printemps and Place Vendôme, and world-class museums like the National Museum of Qatar and the Museum of Islamic Art. With easy access to information through the Hayya Platform, tourists are more likely to rent vehicles from companies like Strong Rent A Car, giving them the freedom to discover Qatar's attractions at their own pace.
Doha, the Capital of Arab Tourism for 2023, is looking forward to welcoming visitors from across the Arab world who have chosen the city to hold this title. The new Hayya platform will facilitate their arrival. #VisitQatar @NTC_Qatar pic.twitter.com/p6sPFJ3Zi7— مكتب الاتصال الحكومي (@GCOQatar) April 16, 2023
In summary, the re-launch of the Hayya Platform as Qatar's single portal for all visa needs is expected to positively impact the country's tourism and related industries, including the car rental sector. As the number of visitors to Qatar continues to grow, companies like Strong Rent A Car are well-positioned to capitalize on the increased demand for convenient and reliable transportation options.