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Qatar Airways Unveils “To Maldives, With Love. Qatar Airways” International Social Media Competition

Amazing Sweetheart Holiday Packages To Be Won To The Exotic Indian Ocean

Business Class Tickets To Exotic Islands With One-Night Stopover At W Doha...

...3 Nights At W Retreat Maldives And Sea-Plane Transfer To Luxury Resort

Contest Goes Live From Today Until Feb 13 On Facebook.com/qatarairways And Qatarairways.com/maldiveswithlove

29 Jan 2013

Doha, QATAR – Qatar Airways announces an international online competition “To Maldives, With Love. Qatar Airways,” giving visitors to its social media channels an opportunity to win some exciting prizes.

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Qatar-Airways’ Maldives Promotion

Visitors simply register online, earning a chance to win the main prize of a fantastic holiday for two to the Maldives.

The contest is hosted on the airline’s social media sites – facebook.com/qatarairways, twitter.com/qatarairways, and on its website, qatarairways.com/maldiveswithlove.

Entrants gain additional chances to win by referring friends online. No purchases are necessary.
Winners will be announced on February 14.

An amazing line-up of prizes is on offer, including the Grand Prize consisting of two Qatar Airways’ Business Class tickets from anywhere in its global network via Doha, connecting to Malé, the capital of the Maldives. The winners will receive sea-plane transfers from Malé to the W Retreat Maldives for a three-night stay.

In addition, they will be given a one-night stay at the W Doha.

Also on offer is a pair of Qatar Airways’ Economy Class tickets from anywhere in the airline’s  global network to Malé, with boat transfers to the Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa. 

Another lucky winner will receive a pair of Qatar Airways Economy Class tickets to anywhere the airline flies worldwide.

Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker said: “Qatar Airways’ social media fan-base has rapidly expanded, fast reaching the 500,000 figure on Facebook alone.

“With such a social media following, we are spreading our message to the world easily and quickly and this competition is our way of saying ‘thank you’ to our fans and customers who want to experience our award-winning Five Star service from the comfortable confines of their social media.”

“The To Maldives, With Love. Qatar Airways contest gives our social media customers an opportunity to discover the great products of Qatar Airways and of Starwood Hotels’ W and Sheraton brands in one of the most breathtaking of settings imaginable.”

Qatar Airways currently flies twice-daily non-stop from Doha to the Maldives with great connections from points across Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

One of the world’s fastest growing airlines, Qatar Airways has seen rapid growth in just 16 years of operations, currently flying a modern fleet of 118 aircraft to 124 key business and leisure destinations across Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and The Americas with the aggressive expansion continuing into 2013.
 
Over the next few weeks and months, Qatar Airways will launch services to a diverse portfolio of new routes, including Phnom Penh, Cambodia (February 20); Chengdu, China (March 19); Chicago, USA (April 10); and Salalah, Oman (May 22).

W Retreat Maldives (wretreatmaldives.com) features 78 private retreats, from the Beach Oasis to the Ocean Oasis perched above a crystal clear lagoon. Escape suites are designed for amplified luxury, and the Ocean Haven suite is the ultimate island getaway.

Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa (sheratonmaldives.com) is only 15 minutes by boat from Malé Airport, and features 156 guest rooms and 20 Ocean Villas, making it easier than ever to slip into the rhythm of idyllic island living.

W Doha Hotel & Residences (whoteldoha.com) is where casual glamour meets Doha’s urban energy. This centrally-located property consisting of 441 guest rooms and suites was named the Middle East’s leading business hotel in 2012 by World Travel Awards.

Notes to Editors

Qatar Airways currently has orders worth over US$50 billion for more than 250 aircraft, including Boeing 787s, 777s, Airbus A350s, A380s and A320 Family of aircraft. In addition to winning Skytrax’s prestigious Airline of the Year 2011 and 2012, Qatar Airways was named Best Airline in the Middle East for the seventh year in a row, and its Premium Terminal at Doha International Airport was named Best Premium Service Airport for the second consecutive year in 2012. Skytrax is the only global independent passenger survey monitoring airline standards and is considered the ultimate benchmark for excellence in the airline industry. In October 2012, Qatar Airways became the first of the major Gulf carriers to officially announce plans to join a global alliance having been invited into the oneworld group. For more information, visit www.qatarairways.com

For further information

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