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QATAR AIRWAYS PARTNERS WITH BOOKING.COM AND RENTALCARS.COM TO OFFER INCREASED PRIVILEGES FOR PASSENGERS

QATAR AIRWAYS PARTNERS WITH BOOKING.COM AND RENTALCARS.COM TO OFFER INCREASED PRIVILEGES FOR PASSENGERS

DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Airways has announced new partnerships with Booking.com and Rentalcars.com, providing its passengers with an easy and cost-effective way to access competitively priced places to stay and car rentals when booking their flights via the Qatar Airways website, www.qatarairways.com.


Under the partnerships, Qatar Airways’ passengers can book and pay online for accommodation at over 800,000 properties in nearly 83,000 exciting destinations, and rent from more than 40,000 car rental locations in 167 countries. This also provides the airline’s Frequent Flyer Programme Privilege Club members the opportunity to earn Qmiles for every hotel room and car rental booking made through the website.


“Qatar Airways is excited to have partnered with booking.com and rentalcars.com, both among the world’s leading booking platforms for travellers,” said the airline’s Chief Commercial Officer, Mr. Hugh Dunleavy.


“We look forward to the new partnerships being taken advantage of as our passengers can now benefit from having easy access to a wider selection of places to stay and car rental options from the moment they log on to the Qatar Airways website. This is a great opportunity for us to offer new ancillary products to our worldwide customers, enabling Qatar Airways to take our award-winning service to a new level.”


Qatar Airways has a new customer-focused, interactive website, designed for a seamless user-friendly experience. The website ensures rapid, easy and intuitive navigation through various modules, making booking with Qatar Airways effortless. In addition to updating themselves on their current flight status, passengers can also select additional services from the various value-for-money offers Qatar Airways has with hotel and car partners and even book a holiday package.


“We are very enthusiastic about this new partnership with Qatar Airways. It creates enhanced value and incredible convenience for consumers by empowering them to easily discover more amazing places to stay from Booking.com when booking their travel with Qatar Airways,” said Bryan Batista, Head of Strategic Partnerships at Booking.com. “We are always interested in pursuing partnerships with other like-minded companies that can meaningfully contribute to our global mission of connecting people with incredible travel experiences.”


“We’re delighted to be partnering with Qatar Airways and offer their passengers a simple, transparent and affordable way to experience car rental. We are eager to add value to their seamless customer journey by creating more opportunities to travel further,” said Ady Guthrie, Global Director of Rentalcars Connect, the strategic partnerships arm of Rentalcars.com. “This partnership is also exciting as it presents an opportunity to work alongside our sister company, Booking.com. Together we can provide a unique, conversion driven accommodation and car rental integration that will maximise Qatar Airways ancillary revenues.”


Qatar Airways is one of the fastest growing airlines operating a modern fleet of 166 aircraft to 152 key business and leisure destinations across six continents. The airline has won numerous awards including being voted by passengers as the Airline of the Year for the third time and Best Airline in the Middle East for the ninth time at the 2015 Skytrax Awards.


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Notes to Editors:


About Qatar Airways:
Qatar Airways is a member of the oneworld global alliance. The award-winning alliance was named the World’s Best Airline Alliance 2015 by Skytrax for the third year running. Qatar Airways was the first Gulf carrier to join global airline alliance, oneworld, enabling its passengers to benefit from more than 1,000 airports in more than 150 countries, with 14,250 daily departures.


Qatar Airways recently launched Oryx One, an enhanced interface for its inflight entertainment system, increasing the number of movies and TV shows on board from 950 to up to 2,000. Passengers flying on Qatar Airways flights served by its B787, A350, A380, A319 and select A330 aircraft can also stay in touch with their friends and family around the world by using the five-star airline’s on-board Wifi and GSM service.


Qatar Airways Cargo, the world’s fifth largest cargo carrier, serves more than 40 exclusive freighter destinations worldwide via its Doha hub and also delivers freight to more than 150 key business and leisure destinations globally on 166 aircraft. The Qatar Airways Cargo fleet now includes six Airbus 330, eight Boeing 777 freighters and one Boeing 747 freighter.


For more information, visit our homepage www.qatarairways.com or our sites on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, and YouTube.


For Qatar Airways corporate images, please click here: http://www.qatarairways.com/corporateimages


For further information contact:
Qatar Airways Group, Corporate Communications Department
Tel: +974 40222072, Fax: +974 40225350
E-mail: qrmedia@qatarairways.com.qa
Website: www.qatarairways.com


About Booking.com:
Booking.com is the world leader in booking hotel and other accommodations online. It guarantees the best prices for any type of property – from small independents to five-star luxury. Guests can access the Booking.com website anytime, anywhere from their desktops, mobile phones and tablet devices, and they don’t pay booking fees – ever. The Booking.com website is available in 42 languages, offers over 800,000 hotels and accommodations including more than 370,000 vacation rental properties and covers nearly 83,000 destinations in 221 countries and territories worldwide.  It features over 61M reviews written by guests after their stay, and attracts online visitors from both leisure and business markets around the globe. With over 19 years of experience and a team of over 10,000 dedicated employees in 170 offices worldwide, Booking.com operates its own in-house customer service team, which is available 24/7 to assist guests in their native languages and ensure an exceptional customer experience.


Established in 1996, Booking.com B.V. owns and operates Booking.com™, and is part of The Priceline Group (NASDAQ: PCLN). Follow us on Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest, like us on Facebook, or learn more at http://www.booking.com.


About Rentalcars.com:
Rentalcars.com is the world's biggest online car rental service, with over 40,000 locations in 167 countries. Working with the planet’s leading suppliers, to offer consumers the best prices on all car types, including luxury cars, people carriers, minivans and automatic cars. Rentalcars.com offers support from their multilingual call centre that is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and speaking over 40 languages. Rentalcars Connect, the strategic partnership arm of Rentalcars.com, powers travel sites, airlines, OTAs and airports globally. By offering partners the only global, B2B end-to-end car rental solution Rentalcars Connect guarantee to generate the highest conversions, margins and customer loyalty in the industry. For more information, visit www.rentalcarsconnect.com.


Rentalcars.com is part of the Priceline Group [NASDAQ: PCLN], the world leader in online travel, which serves consumers and partners through six primary brands – Booking.com, priceline.com, Agoda.com, KAYAK, rentalcars.com and OpenTable. For more information, visit www.PricelineGroup.com.


 


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