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This came as a part of Retaj’s overseas expansion plan and global strategy as one of the leading hotels and hospitality companies in the Middle East and GCC region. Under the agreement, Taj Hana will provide more than 27 hotels for Retaj Hotels & Hospitality to operate over the next five years in key locations in the Far East region, the most important of which are Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and China.

Retaj is aiming to provide Halal and authentic  Arabian hospitality to the Arabian and Gulf tourists and investors as well as from various nationalities visiting the Far East countries.

 “Retaj has established itself as a key brand, being the first and only Qatari hotel brand operating inside and outside the state and which has succeeded in spreading to many countries in Asia, Africa and Europe.The Far East countries of Asia are among the most important tourist destinations in the world and the most popular among Southeast Asian countries as there is great potential for tourism in these countries,” said Dr Mohamed Bin Johar Al Mohamed, vice chairman and managing director of Retaj Group.

Luqman Nani, director general of Taj Group, said that the tourism industry is a top priority of the Thai government. He pointed out that medical tourism has gained a global reputation therefore it is the most important sector in Thailand. Luqman explained that the partnership includes a provision of 2,000 hotel rooms to be managed byRetaj Hotels and Hospitality in Thailand in addition to 3,000 hotel rooms in East Asia including China, Japan and South Korea, allowing the hotel brand to provide Halal tourism in those regions.

(Source: Halal Focus)