Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) opened ‘Qatar Summer Festival’ with unique entertainment activities at locations across the country, Gulf in the media reported. Running for seven weeks, the festival seeks to encourage family tourism and promote Qatar as a unique family holiday destination. “We welcome all citizens, residents, and visitors from the region to Qatar Summer Festival 2014 to enjoy dozens of wonderful entertainment activities, games, and festivities QTA and its partners will offer over almost two months,” said Rashed Al Qurese, Director, Marketing and Promotions, QTA. Running for seven weeks, the festival seeks to encourage family tourism and promote Qatar as a unique family holiday destination. “This is part of our efforts to activate tourism offerings and products across Qatar. QTA seeks to increase hotel occupancy rate during the summer season. Activities will take place in Doha, Al Wakra and Al Khor,” added Al Qurese.