Doha, QATAR – To prepare for the upcoming summer vacation season, Qatar Airways Holidays – the tour-operating arm of Qatar Airways – has unveiled a new set of three holiday brochures filled with a wide variety of packages to a host of international destinations.
The new brochures feature over 700 hotels in more than 100 destinations throughout Europe, Middle East, Africa, North America, Indian subcontinent and the Far East. Numerous sample itineraries are included with holiday packages ranging from romantic getaways to fun-filled family vacations.
With schools and colleges preparing to break up for the two-month summer holidays over the next two weeks, Qatar Airways Holidays is providing a wide choice of holiday options to suit all tastes and budgets.
Whether travellers want to spend a fun-filled family holiday with exciting activities for kids, a romantic honeymoon at a luxury resort on a paradise island or explore one of the world’s many vibrant cities – our experienced consultants at Qatar Airways Holidays can make all the necessary arrangements and plan that special holiday of a lifetime.
Qatar Airways Holidays’ revamped packages take advantage of the airline’s massive expansion drive, which has seen the launch of more than a dozen routes over the past 18 months as well as upcoming new services and increased frequencies to many destinations across the airline’s growing network.
Luxury hotels such as the Hyatt on the Bund in Shanghai, Cocoa Island and Diva Island Resort & Spa in the Maldives and the deluxe Grecotel chain of hotels on the Greek islands of Corfu, Mykonos and Rhodes are among the newcomers in Qatar Airways Holidays’ latest offerings.
Holidays to Scandinavian countries including Sweden, Denmark and Norway also feature prominently. The airline’s non-stop route between Doha and the Swedish capital of Stockholm has proved extremely popular since its November 2007 launch. The latest European holiday brochure offers holidaymakers exciting options to explore this part of the world, renowned for its natural beauty and historic towns and cities.
Family fun is guaranteed with a stay at Hong Kong Disneyland, the US-based entertainment company’s newest resort. Prices start from QAR 4,320 per adult for three nights’ twinshare at Disney’s Hollywood Hotel. Prices for children start from QAR 2,400 per child sharing the parents’ room with breakfast. Packages include return economy class airfares from Doha to Hong Kong and one-day entry tickets to the theme park.
Experience an unforgettable seven nights’ Simba safari in Tanzania, including accommodation at Sopa Lodge, meals and game excursions in a safari vehicle with an English-speaking guide. Prices start from QAR 13,290 per adult on a twin-share basis and QAR 7,310 per child sharing the parent’s room. Packages include return economy airfares from Doha to Dar Es Salaam.
Another added-value highlight in the latest brochures is a 14-day Mediterranean cruise onboard Royal Carribean’s Legend of the Seas with flights between Doha and Rome and cruising in luxury in the European waters for a fantastic price, starting from QAR 6,650 per person based on twin sharing on a full-board basis.
A vacation to ancient Jordan promises to be an historical experience. A sample package includes three nights at the Commodore Hotel in Amman and a two-night fly / stay package in Petra, starting from QAR 4,090 per person on a twinshare basis.
Spa lovers will be amazed by the Spa Package available in the exotic Maldives. Four nights / five days with breakfast in a pool villa at the wonderful Soneva Fushi by Six Senses Spas, including return economy class flights, spa treatments and free travel insurance, have a lead-in price from QAR 15,740.
Honeymooners who book a three-night, four-day package at Cocoa Island in the Maldives will be spoiled by the luxurious Dhoni Suites, receiving special honeymoon amenities such as a complimentary fruit bowl, replenished daily, dolphin spotting on a private romantic sunset cruise complete with gourmet antipasto platter, a signature massage for two in a specially-prepared private setting, and a candlelit beach dinner. This package is available from QAR 11,660 per person.
Celebrating Qatar Airways’ expansion in the United States, with flights to New York and Washington DC, Qatar Airways Holidays has diverse package options covering the length and breadth of the USA taking in historic sites, vibrant cities, theme park attractions and beaches.
With Qatar Airways also expanding its network across India next week – to nine destinations with the June 15 launch of scheduled flights to Kozhikode in the southern state of Kerala – the tour operating arm has fabulous touring options covering palaces, monuments, temples, wildlife and traditional ayurvedic massages and treatments to rejuvenate the mind and body.
Qatar Airways Holidays’ entire range of worldwide packages can be upgraded to include flights in First or Business Class for a supplementary price, which will also give holidaymakers the opportunity to enjoy the great pre-flight facilities of the airline’s dedicated Premium Terminal at Doha International Airport.
To book any of the packages on offer or seek advice on tailor-made holiday components from experienced consultants, pop into the Qatar Airways Holiday Shop at Qatar Airways Towers on Airport Road in Doha. Opening hours are from Saturday to Thursday between 0730 hrs to 2100hrs.
Qatar Airways’ website www.qatarairways.com offers holidaymakers the opportunity to research their holiday options from the comfort of their home. Travellers can request quotes and copies of the brochures, which can also be mailed directly to their address.
Doha-based Qatar Airways will operate a fleet of 110 aircraft by 2013 – almost double the existing size. Qatar Airways has ordered 80 Airbus A350s, 60 Boeing 787s and 32 Boeing 777s, with deliveries of the latter having started in November 2007. The airline is a launch customer of the twin-deck Airbus A380 ‘super jumbos’ with five aircraft on order and scheduled for delivery from 2010. Qatar Airways moves to the New Doha International Airport in 2010, when the first phase of the new facility opens. For more information, visit www.ndiaproject.com
Qatar Airways is one of only six airlines in the world with a Five Star ranking for service and excellence awarded by Skytrax, the independent aviation industry monitoring agency. Skytrax also named Qatar Airways’ cabin crew as Best in the Middle East for the fifth year running in 2007 following a survey of more than 15 million passengers worldwide. For more information, log onto www.qatarairways.com
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