Qatar Airways and Qatar Tourism hosted trade media
and travel agents on an all-inclusive familiarisation trip to Doha to promote
Qatar as the ultimate tourism destination. Through Qatar Airways’ Destination
Management Company, Discover Qatar (DQ), travellers have the choice to opt in
for stopover packages in Doha, making it an additional destination to elevate
their trip. A press conference was led by the Chairman of Qatar Tourism, His
Excellency Mr. Saad bin Ali Al Kharji, and Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive
Officer, Engr. Badr Mohammed Al-Meer in the metropolitan Msheireb Downtown
Qatar Airways’ goal aims to make Doha a must-see
stopover destination with one-of-a-kind travel experiences. DQ’s stopover
packages offer five exciting options for travellers embarking on their journey
on Qatar Airways’ network of over 170 destinations:
choice of 4-star hotels
choice of 5-star hotels
with Beach Access: choice of 5-star hotels with access to Doha Sands Beach,
choice of 5-star luxury hotels including breakfast
Beach: choice of 5-star hotels including breakfast and all-inclusive beach
access to Doha Sands Beach, West Bay
All stopover packages include 24 check-in facilities so
guests can make the most of their time in Qatar, and can be tailored to add-on
options including airport assistance, transfers and a range of tours and
experiences to enhance their stay, such as City and Desert Tours.
During the press conference, Qatar Airways
presented its network expansion, summer schedule, and exciting places to visit
for short- and long-term stays. The airline’s resumption to Venice, and its new
route to Hamburg aims to garner an influx of international travellers to pass
through the Best Airport in the Middle East, Hamad International Airport. This
offers a chance for transit passengers to add Doha as a layover destination
through DQ’s stopover packages.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Officer, Engr.
Badr Mohammed Al-Meer, said: “Our 2024 network expansion offers a very exciting
summer schedule, which includes our resumption to Venice and our new route to
Hamburg, along with increased frequencies on various international routes. We
are committed to creating unforgettable travel experiences which will transform
transit time as well as the airport experience itself. Looking ahead to the
future, I am confident that Qatar is set to become the top stopover destination
Commenting at the press conference, H.E. Mr. Saad
Bin Ali Al Kharji, Chairman of Qatar Tourism said: “The 'Stopover in
Qatar' offering is an embodiment of continuity of the cooperation between Qatar
Tourism and Qatar Airways providing travellers the opportunity to expand their
destination experience and explore this remarkable country. Recognising the
richness and diversity of Qatar's tourism, we believe that the 'Stopover in
Qatar' package will be highly valuable for tourists with limited time”.
Qatar Airways and Qatar Tourism also hosted the
media in the airline-owned luxury resort, “Our Habitas Ras Abrouq”. Located at
the edge of the UNESCO protected Al-Reem Biosphere Reserve, Our Habitas Ras
Abrouq brings the Our Habitas global hospitality group's award-winning luxury
for the soul experience to Qatar. The partnership between Our Habitas and Qatar
Airways allows luxury travellers seeking new experiences to discover the
country's natural wonders. Qatar Tourism will also closely collaborate with Our
Habitas to deliver transformative travel experiences through art exhibits,
unique pop-up dining experiences, innovative wellness offerings, concerts, and
Credit: © Qatar Airways
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