The Qatari government has announced plans to introduce a free Wi‑Fi network in hotels across the country in an effort to boost tourism and boost the economy.
In a statement on its official Twitter account, the government announced that hotels would be allowed to charge a “free” charge for Wi‑fi access at the hotels.
“The introduction of free WiFi will boost the tourist industry and tourism in Qatar and bring a boost to local economic activity and local economy,” the statement said.
The government did not specify when the free Wi–Fi would begin, or when it would be rolled out nationwide.
Qatari tourism, which accounts for around 3 percent of the country’s gross domestic product, is expected to grow by around 7 percent this year, according to the Tourism Ministry.
The move to expand Wi-fi access is part of a wider effort to help the country grow its tourism industry.
Last year, the country launched a mobile app to allow users to request free Wi‐Fi at restaurants, shopping malls and other tourist attractions, and it has also announced plans for a mobile Wi-FI hotspot.
Last month, the Emirati government announced plans in cooperation with the World Tourism Organization to expand the countrys public Wi-Fi network.