(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) has begun inspection of Ramadan tents, hotels and other tourism establishments to assess quality and compliance with local customs and traditions.
Inspectors are ensuring hotels and similar establishments are taking into account the special nature of Ramadan and are considerate towards Muslim tourists and residents throughout the holy month.
QTA representatives are also inspecting the quality of food, diversity of dishes and their presentation at Iftar and Suhour banquets.
DÃ©cor, lighting, quality of entertainment and how popular local dishes feature on the menu are also being surveyed.
"We evaluate hotel and tourism establishments on an ongoing basis to ensure we are consistently raising standards of the hospitality sector and preserving local heritage in places frequented by tourists," said Mohamed Al Ansari, Head of Licensing, QTA.
"Evaluation in this period specifically are based on metrics developed by our specialists to ensure licensed establishments are in line with special practices of the holy month" he said.
Al Ansari said evaluations contribute to the selection process at Annual Tourism Awards hosted by QTA.
The authority has issued a memo to hotel and tourism establishments with instructions to assist it in ensuring experiences that are appropriate to religious and national holidays as part of its efforts to develop hospitality and tourism regulations.