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Qatar Duty Free Creates Priceless Opportunities For Travellers

Qatar Duty Free Creates Priceless Opportunities For Travellers

Mr Katsampekis, who won his prize during a stopover in Doha, flew back on Qatar Airways, courtesy of Qatar Duty Free, to claim his winnings.


The Mega Draw, jointly sponsored by Qatar Airways-owned Oryx Rotana Hotel in Doha, saw the winner stay at the property for two nights before boarding his flight back to Athens with his shopping spree. The winner of the Mega Prize for August was Doha resident, Mr Raed Hassan.


“This feels like a dream but it’s true,” said Mr Katsampekis, adding: “I am delighted to be back here and shop at Qatar Duty Free as I have yet to come across such genuine service and hospitality. I go back to my country with very fond memories and thank everyone at Qatar Duty Free for this Mega Prize.”


Until 30 September 2011, Qatar Duty Free is offering all customers a chance to win one of the three Grand Prizes when making purchases of US$ 150 or more at any of its outlets. MasterCard cardholders making purchases at Qatar Duty Free will also receive an instant ‘Scratch and Win’ card for instant gifts, as well as double their chances to win one of the three Grand Prizes.


The Grand Prize package includes:-  one Business Class return ticket to Doha on Qatar Airways, full board hotel accommodation for two nights at the Oryx Rotana Hotel and a US$ 20,000 Qatar Duty Free shopping voucher. Residents of Qatar have the chance to win a US$ 25,000 Qatar Duty Free Shopping voucher.


The instant ‘Scratch and Win’ prizes include tickets for the ‘One Million Dollar Qatar Duty Free Draw’ at Doha International Airport, Qatar Duty Free discount coupons, Samsung Netbooks, mobiles phones, gold coins and travel accessories.


“Qatar Duty Free is one of the Middle East’s most outstanding success stories in recent years and we are happy that this promotion has recorded huge success,” said Qatar Duty Free Senior Vice-president Keith Hunter.


“Passengers not only from Doha, but from all over the world have a chance to win such exciting gifts. Special mention to the team at Oryx Rotana Hotel and MasterCard, who also came onboard this promotion to make Hot Summer Cool Offers a more exciting offer.”


Qatar Duty Free operates within the Departures, Arrivals, VIP and the Premium Terminal of Doha International Airport. It also operates an outlet at Doha Port for the growing number of passengers arriving and departing the State of Qatar by sea. The award-winning Duty Free operator has already recorded an increase of over 20% in sales in the first eight months of the year and is the second largest Duty Free operator in the region.


Qatar Duty Free has invested more than US$1 million in refurbishing the existing retail facilities within the departures and arrivals area at Doha International Airport. The operator has been experiencing continued and significant growth in recent years, currently with over 2,500 sqm of retail space. In 2010, Qatar Duty Free won the ‘Travel Retailer of the Year at the DFNI Global Awards and the ‘Middle East Travel Retailer of the Year’ accolade, and will establish a new home at New Doha International Airport, when it is scheduled to open in 2012. For more information, visit www.qatardutyfree.com.qa



Qatar Airways Group, Corporate Communications Department
Tel: +974 44496956, Fax: +974 44620132
E-mail: qrmedia@qatarairways.com.qa
Website: www.qatarairways.com

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