Doha, QATAR – Qatar Airways Holidays, the airline’s leisure division, has begun expanding its operations across the GCC, with the opening of six dedicated Holiday Shops across the region.
Two of the new Holiday Shops recently opened in Dubai and Kuwait, providing customers booking their holidays through the airline, with a one-stop convenient, in-person service.
From this month, additional Holiday Shops will open in Bahrain and Muscat with Dammam and Riyadh to follow. The openings coincide with the release of the Qatar Airways Summer Brochure 2013, featuring packages to suit a range of tastes and budgets.
Qatar Airways Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker said a dedicated service for the airline’s holiday makers across the GCC will ensure they receive the best customer care as well as information and advice that will make their holidays extra special.
“Many of our customers look for expert advice and assistance when deciding how to best plan their vacation and our aim is to make their holidays memorable and enjoyable by providing support and quality customer care throughout the entire booking service,” Al Baker said.
“We look forward to seeing many of our customers from across the GCC taking advantage of our new shops and planning their next dream vacation,” he said.
Senior Manager Qatar Airways Holidays Brett Barclay said Qatar Airways Holidays proudly specialises in a range of holiday packages to destinations across the globe covering Australia, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe and the US.
“Our staff at Qatar Airways Holidays are trained in preparing detailed holiday itineraries and arrangements for ground support, hotel accommodation and transportation,” he said.
“Whether customers are looking to book beach holidays, city breaks, cruise vacations, family fun, history and culture tours, romantic getaways, spa vacations or safari tours, our team is on hand to help and guide them in making their vacation hassle free and unforgettable.”
Qatar Airways Holidays is partnered with some of the best hotels in the world, providing exceptional customer service and a uniqueness that is signature 5-star.
Qatar Airways has seen rapid growth in just 16 years of operations, currently flying a modern fleet of 127 aircraft to 128 key business and leisure destinations worldwide.
Qatar Airways has so far launched six destinations this year – Gassim (Saudi Arabia), Najaf (Iraq), Phnom Penh (Cambodia), Chicago (USA), Salalah (Oman) and Basra (Iraq).
Over the next few months, the network will expand with the addition of further destinations – Sulaymaniyah, Iraq (August 20), Chengdu, China (September 3), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (September 18), Clark International Airport, Philippines (October 27) and Philadelphia, USA (2 April 2014).
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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 in 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. The airline has also been named Best Airline in the Middle East for the seventh year in a row, and its Premium Terminal at Doha International Airport named Best Premium Service Airport for the third consecutive year in 2013. Qatar Airways has also twice been recipient of the prestigious Skytrax Airline of the Year Award in 2011 and 2012.
Skytrax is the only global independent passenger survey monitoring airline standards and is considered the ultimate benchmark for excellence in the airline industry.
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. Qatar Airways will become the first of the major Gulf carriers to join a global alliance having been invited into the oneworld group. For more information, visit www.qatarairways.com