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Outbound flights from Doha record 30% surge

August 12, 2014 1:04 am

Holidaymakers who benefited from the season have helped surge outbound flights from Doha by 30%, a Qatar-based travel agency told Gulf Times. Tourists flying out of Doha, comprised mostly of Qataris and expatriates, prefer European destinations such as London, Paris, and Turkey, said Tareq Abdullatif Taha, chief executive officer of Regency Travel & Tours. “Europe will always be our number one destination,” Taha emphasised, adding that London tops the list of favoured tourist destinations for Qataris followed by Paris and Turkey. But while current airfares remain exorbitant, peak season rates have not discouraged tourists from travelling out of the country during the holidays.