QATAR AIRWAYS SHARES QATAR SUMMER FESTIVAL CELEBRATIONS OFFERING 25 PER CENT DISCOUNT ON FLIGHTS TO DOHA
Additional promotions of up to 40 per cent available for Doha residents
Together with Qatar Tourism Authority, the multiple award-winning airline is inviting people to enjoy Qatar this summer
16 August 2016
DOHA, Qatar – As a proud Qatari company, Qatar Airways has extended an invitation to people around the GCC, welcoming them to experience the celebrations of the Qatar Summer Festival with discounts of up to 25 per cent off flights to Doha, as well as offers on Qmiles and more. The special promotion, delivered in partnership with Qatar Tourism Authority, is available on flights to Doha from Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, UAE, Bahrain and Oman, in both Economy and Premium cabins.
Travellers from Doha can also enjoy a special summer promotion of up to 40 per cent on select destinations across the national carrier’s expanding network to more than 150 destination.*
The Qatar Summer Festival is a month-long series of special events, promotions and entertainment for families, reflecting the rich culture and heritage of Qatar. Taking place in August, the nationwide festival is one of the largest annual events in Qatar, attracting visitors from throughout the GCC region. This year the festival will see the largest-ever Entertainment City at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre, featuring games, rides, entertainment and food. The Festival programme also features a three-day Doha Comedy Festival, ‘Street Madness’ at Al Gharrafa Sports Club, and firework displays at the Corniche to celebrate the opening and closing of the Festival.
Qatar Airways Senior Vice President Commercial GCC, Levant, Iran, Iraq, Yemen, Africa and Indian Sub Continent, Mr. Ehab Amin, said: “There is no better time to invite our friends from across the region to visit Doha and experience exciting Qatar Summer Festival. With 25 per cent discount on flights to Doha, travellers can also take advantage of incredible hotel deals and enjoy an amazing entertainment programme during the Qatar Summer Festival. We want to spread the word that Qatar is the number one choice for families looking for a getaway this August, and we are pleased to be able to facilitate travel to our home city.”
Qatar Tourism Authority, Chief Marketing and Promotions Officer, Mr. Rashed Al Qurese, said: “The Qatar Summer Festival is one of the marketing initiatives planned by QTA for the annual Festival calendar to encourage families from the region to come and enjoy the innovative festival entertainament programme during the month of August. We are particularly encouraged by the extremely positive response at the festival venues so far, and we look forward to welcoming further visitors from throughout the region.”
As part of the summer promotion travellers can take advantage of special discounts and packages in 56 hotels in Qatar, choosing from ‘pay for two nights and stay for three’ or, ‘pay for five nights and stay for six’ in hotel apartments through visiting www.qatarsummerfestival.qa/en/promotions
Travellers must book to travel by 31 August to benefit from these great offers.
Flights can be booked through any Qatar Airways sales office, preferred travel agents, or through qatarairways.com.
*Terms and conditions apply, for more information please visit http://www.qatarairways.com/qa/en/special-offers.page?
About Qatar Airways:
Qatar Airways, the national carrier of the State of Qatar, is one of the fastest growing airlines operating one of the youngest fleets in the world. Now in its 19th year of operations, Qatar Airways has a modern fleet of 190 aircraft flying to more than 150 key business and leisure destinations across six continents.
A multiple award-winning airline, Qatar Airways was awarded World's Best Business Class; Best Business Class Airline Lounge and Best Airline Staff Service in the Middle East at the prestigious 2016 World Airline Awards managed by international air transport rating organisation Skytrax.
Qatar Airways is a member of the oneworld global alliance. The award-winning alliance was named the World’s Best Airline Alliance 2015 by Skytrax for the third year running. Qatar Airways was the first Gulf carrier to join global airline alliance, oneworld, enabling its passengers to benefit from more than 1,000 airports in more than 150 countries, with 14,250 daily departures.
Oryx One, Qatar Airways’ inflight entertainment system offers passengers up to 3,000 entertainment options from the latest blockbuster movies, TV box sets, music, games and much more. Passengers flying on Qatar Airways flights served by its B787, A350, A380, A319 as well as select A320 and A330 aircraft can also stay in touch with their friends and family around the world by using the award-winning airline’s on-board Wi-Fi and GSM service.
Qatar Airways is one of the world’s leaders in sponsoring global sporting events, including the strategic team sponsorships of FC Barcelona and Al-Ahli Saudi Arabia FC. Qatar Airways’ strategy reflects the values of sports as a means of bringing people together, something at the core of the airline’s own brand message - Going Places Together.
Qatar Airways Cargo, the world’s third largest cargo carrier, serves more than 50 exclusive freighter destinations worldwide via its Doha hub and also delivers freight to more than 150 key business and leisure destinations globally on 190 aircraft. The Qatar Airways Cargo fleet now includes eight Airbus 330Fs, 10 Boeing 777 freighters and two Boeing 747 freighters.
About Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA)
Long-recognised by the country’s leadership as an avenue to further Qatar’s development, tourism has been designated a priority sector by the government. Qatar Tourism Authority’s mission is to firmly establish Qatar on the global map as a world-class tourism destination with deep cultural roots. In 2014 QTA launched the Qatar National Tourism Sector Strategy (QNTSS), which seeks to diversify the country’s tourism offering and increase the sector’s contribution to Qatar’s economy by 2030.
QTA works in partnership with public and private stakeholders to achieve this mission by planning, regulating and promoting a sustainable and diverse tourism industry.
As part of its planning efforts, QTA identifies types of tourism products and services that will contribute to the Qatar tourism experience, and works to attract investment for their development.
Regulation efforts involve ensuring tourism sector establishments operate at the highest standards while perpetuating Qatar’s culture.
QTA promotes Qatar as a destination around the world, through its destination branding, international representation and participation at trade shows, and by developing a rich calendar of festivals and events. With a growing international presence, QTA’s representative offices in London, Paris, Berlin, Milan, Singapore, Istanbul, New York and Riyadh support QTA’s promotion efforts.
Since launching QNTSS, Qatar has welcomed over 7 million visitors, and achieved an average annual growth in arrivals of 11.5% between 2010-2015. The economic impact of the tourism sector in Qatar is becoming increasingly visible with 2014 estimates showing a total impact on Qatar’s total GDP of 4.1%.