QATAR DUTY FREE AND CHINA UNIONPAY INTERNATIONAL INVITE TRAVELLERS TO CELEBRATE CHINESE NEW YEAR WITH EXCLUSIVE REWARDS

UnionPay International card holders* will be rewarded with QDF shopping vouchers to spend in HIA in celebration of Chinese New Year

11 Jan 2017

DOHA, Qatar - In celebration of China’s most popular festival, Qatar Duty Free (QDF) and China UnionPay International are offering special Chinese New Year promotions to passengers travelling through Doha’s Hamad International Airport (HIA). UnionPay card holders shopping in QDF boutiques within HIA until 7 February 2017 also have the opportunity to win instant retail vouchers.

Passengers purchasing QDF fragrances, cosmetics, skincare, confectionery, and other gift items above the value of QAR1500 ($410) using a UnionPay International credit card, will be invited to participate in a lucky draw, and will be rewarded with a traditional Chinese red envelope containing a shopping voucher of either QAR100, QAR150 or QAR200 to enjoy at Qatar Duty Free retail outlets until 9 February 2017.

Throughout the festivities a dedicated team of Mandarin-speaking QDF ambassadors, wearing traditional Chinese dress, will welcome travellers to QDF stores highlighting the range of promotions on offer. In celebration of the special occasion a red and gold installation, featuring 450 lucky waving fortune cats, will also be displayed in front of The Airport Hotel in the main departures hall of HIA, perfectly placed for selfies with friends and family.

Mr. Luis Gasset, Senior Vice President Qatar Duty Free, said: “We are very happy to celebrate Chinese New Year in collaboration with UnionPay International. Chinese New Year remains one of the most important holidays in China and QDF recognises the significance of this holiday to its customers. Our partnership with UnionPay International is a fantastic opportunity for us to reward our valued guests.

“As well as offering an array of seasonal promotions to those travelling during this time, our Chinese New Year inspired installation, and decorations, allow QDF to share in the spirit of the holiday season with our travellers."


QDF ambassadors, wearing traditional Chinese dress, will celebrate CNY with travellers through a range of promotions

The Chinese New Year inspired installation, and decorations in HIA, allow QDF to share in the spirit of the holiday season with travellers

The Chinese New Year inspired installation, and decorations in HIA, allow QDF to share in the spirit of the holiday season with travellers

QDF and China UnionPay International are offering card holders shopping in QDF instant retail vouchers until 7 February

QDF and China UnionPay International are offering card holders shopping in QDF instant retail vouchers until 7 February

Traditional Chinese-inspired adornments will feature throughout HIA, including the main departures hall and the airport’s South and North Terminal, where shoppers can enjoy a range of artwork inspired by the six destinations Qatar Airways connects travellers to in China, including Shanghai, Beijing, Chengdu, Hangzhou, Chongqing, and Guangzhou. The Chinese market remains an important part of the airline’s network, with Qatar Airways recently inaugurating A380 services on flights to Guangzhou.

Global travellers have voted Qatar Duty Free’s HIA as one of the world’s top five airports for shopping, lauding its range of high-end boutiques such as Rolex, Giorgio Armani, Bulgari, Chopard, the newly opened Omega and Ermenegildo Zegna, Moncler, Bottega, and Jo Malone. 

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Notes to editors:

Promotion applies to UnionPay International card holders with a card number beginning with 62.

About Qatar Duty Free:

Qatar Duty Free (QDF) operates the retail experience at Hamad International Airport (HIA) in addition to an outlet at Doha Port. The innovative, award-winning duty free operator was recently announced as a global favourite as one of the world’s top five airports for shopping in the 2016 Skytrax World Airport Awards voted for by more than 12.5 million travellers.

QDF scored a hat trick at the Duty Free News International Global Awards in 2015, receiving three prestigious awards: Global Travel Retailer of the Year (for the third consecutive year); Airport Travel Retailer of the Year; and Best New Shop Opening for its Marmalade Market concept. QDF also collected the Best New Store prize for its Samsung Experience space at HIA in the DFNI 2015 Product Awards. The travel retailer was also awarded Best New Fashion and Accessories Promotion for the live QDF Giorgio Armani autumn/winter 2015/2016 catwalk showcase.

QDF is the proud sponsor of Qatar ExxonMobil Men’s Open, Commercial Bank Qatar Masters Golf Championship, Qatar Total Open women’s tennis tournament and Doha Rugby 1st XV.

At Hamad International Airport, Qatar Duty Free offers 40,000 square metres of combined retail, food and beverage facilities, establishing the retailer as a premier shopping and dining destination. With more than 70 retail outlets offering an unprecedented selection of designer labels, fashion, electronics, gourmet foods and much more, QDF at Hamad International Airport caters to all tastes and needs. In addition, more than 30 cafes and restaurants offer a sumptuous selection of global and local cuisine.

For further information contact:
Qatar Airways Group, Corporate Communications Department
Tel: +974 40222200, Fax: +974 40225350