• Visitors can now discover more than 75 locations in Qatar
• App's Qatar Location Insights unlocked for the first 12 months
Following the successful launch of Explorest in some of the world's most photographed cities including Los Angeles, New York, London, Paris, Singapore, Hong Kong and Shanghai, Qatar Tourism has partnered with Explorest to debut in the region and unveil 75 of the greatest places to take photos across Qatar.
The partnership sets the app to become the go-to digital travel companion for amateur and professional photographers wishing to capture unique images of the country's diverse natural assets, architecture, cultural hotspots and more.
First-time or returning travellers to Qatar from the region, as well as professional and amateur photographers can tour Qatar leveraging Explorest's most compelling feature, Location Insights. These insights include precise GPS coordinates, recommended visit times for magic light hours, photo specs, field tips, weather details, and even suggested nearby activities - all which save photography enthusiasts wishing to recreate the images much time and guess work while providing explorers with a digital guide on the go for the top nearby unique experiences and activities.
Berthold Trenkel, Chief Operating Officer at QT commented, “As we continue to witness growing numbers of visitors from the region, we are delighted to launch a new angle through which our guests can explore Qatar. Our partnership with Explorest is one of many ways we are working to enhance the visitor experience, empowering visitors with the information and tools they need to make their visit to Qatar a memorable one.”
He added, “Qatar has abundant natural beauty, awe-inspiring architecture and unique locations which make us particularly excited to be the first country in the Middle East to be featured on the app. Over the coming months, we look forward to having even more locations and contributors added to the app and seeing the community of photography enthusiasts in Qatar grow.”
Residents and visitors are invited to download the app on the Apple App Store or Google Play Store and the app will soon feature on Qatar Tourism's VisitQatar website. As a launch promotion, all Qatar Location Insight details will be unlocked for 12-months. Typically, unlocking the Explorest Pro experience costs $29.99/year (USD).
“Ever since we launched Explorest, our community has been anticipating our expansion into the Middle East.” said Explorest CEO Justin Myers. “We always knew Qatar would be one of the first destinations — a country rich in culture and architectural beauty. We've worked so hard to provide the smartest and best-curated photo location library available. We look forward to inspiring locals and regional visitors to explore the unique and grand perspectives Qatar has to offer.”
Explorest has more than 250,000 users, with over 150 Explorests who have built out more than 2,000 Location Insights across these destinations.