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QATAR AIRWAYS LAUNCHES #DESTIGRAM, AN INSTAGRAM CONTEST THAT HIGHLIGHTS THE AIRLINE’S EXPANDING NETWORK

...1.6 Million Frequent Flyer Miles And Two Pairs Of Business & Economy Class Trips Are Offered To The Most Talented And Lucky Entrants

Contest Is Live Through 1st March At Qatarairways.com/Destigram

16 Feb 2014

DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Airways has recently launched its first international Instagram contest: “#destigram.” Visitors are encouraged to share a photo of one of the eight new Qatar Airways destinations announced by the airline. These destinations include:

• Dubai, UAE – (Dubai World Central #DWC)
• Sharjah, UAE (#SHJ)
• Philadelphia, USA (#PHL)
• Larnaca, Cyprus (#LCA)
• Istanbul, Turkey (Sabiha Gökçen International Airport #SAW)
• Edinburgh, Scotland (#EDI)
• Miami, USA (#MIA)
• Dallas/Fort Worth, USA (#DFW)

Qatar Airways’ #Destigram Contest

Qatar Airways’ #Destigram Contest


Visitors simply share their photos taken from any of these eight cities or regions. Users then add the hashtags #Destigram and a hashtag for the corresponding city/airport code. Entrants are also encouraged to tell the world something great about their photo.

This multi-platform contest is hosted on the airline’s social media sites – www.instagram.com/qatarairways, www.twitter.com/qatarairways, and at www.facebook.com/qatarairways.

There is an amazing line-up of prizes for #Destigram participants; 10 prizes in all, including 4 flight tickets and 1.6 million Qatar Airways Privilege Club Qmiles.  Prizes include eight lucky-draw prizes of 200,000 Qatar Airways Privilege Club Qmiles each, which are valid on all 13 oneworld airlines worldwide. In addition, the two best photos based on a combination of public votes and a third party voting panel of judges will receive tickets. The two winners will receive a pair of Qatar Airways Business Class or Economy Class  flights on the airline’s maiden voyage to or from one of the eight featured destinations.

Entrants are encouraged to participate and get votes from their social networks to increase their chances of winning.  No purchases are necessary. Winners will be announced on 3rd March, 2014. 

For Image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/qatarairways/sets/72157641056647574/

Notes to Editors:

Qatar Airways is the national carrier of the State of Qatar. Currently undergoing rapid expansion, Qatar Airways is one of the fastest growing airlines operating one of the youngest fleets in the world. Now in its 17th year of operations, Qatar Airways has a modern fleet of 129 aircraft flying to 134 key business and leisure destinations across six continents. 

On October 30, 2013, Qatar Airways joined the oneworld Alliance, becoming the only Gulf carrier to join a global airline alliance, enabling its customers to benefit from almost a thousand airports in more than 150 countries, with 14,000 daily departures.

Award-winning carrier Qatar Airways was presented with three honours at the annual Skytrax 2013 World Airline Awards held during the Paris Air Show at Le Bourget, France last June. The airline was awarded World’s Best Business Class, World’s Best Business Class Lounge and, for the second consecutive year, Best Airline Staff Service in the Middle East.

During the 2013 Dubai Air Show the airline placed orders for more than 60 new aircraft – a mixture of Boeing 777X and Airbus A330 Freighters. In total the airline has more than 280 aircraft on order worth more than US $50 billion. The airline will move into its new hub and home, Hamad International Airport from early 2014. For more information, visit www.qatarairways.com.
 

For further information, contact:

Qatar Airways Group, Corporate Communications Department
Tel: +974 44302072, Fax: +974 44302069
E-mail: qrmedia@qatarairways.com.qa
Website: www.qatarairways.com