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World Cup Fever Spreads From Qatar in Tourism Boom

  • Match-day flights to shuttle spectators from nearby countries
  • Airlines, hotels, hospitality venues across region to benefit
Hamad International Airport in Doha will see over 90 new flights landing each day.
Hamad International Airport in Doha will see over 90 new flights landing each day.Photographer: Christopher Pike/Bloomberg
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Qatar is gearing up for a World Cup tourism boom as the tiny Gulf state prepares to welcome more than a million soccer fans. One complication: many of them can’t or won’t be staying there.