DOHA, Qatar – Customers of Qatar Duty Free and UnionPay International will enjoy a 10 per cent discount when they shop at the travel retailer’s outlets within Hamad International Airport (HIA) from now until 15 October 2016.
Passengers holding UnionPay International cards* will be entitled to the discount across Qatar Duty Free’s award-winning selection of designer labels, fashion, and gourmet foods, which, set out over 40,000 square metres, provide one the world’s best duty free shopping emporiums. Qatar Duty Free’s hub, HIA, was recently announced as the world’s fifth ‘Best Airport for Shopping’ at the 2016 Skytrax World Airport Awards. The wide selection of luxury and affordable brands in Qatar Airways’ in-flight duty free programmes were commended, together with competitive prices and outstanding customer service levels.
Qatar Duty Free Senior Vice President, Mr. Luis Gasset said: “Qatar Duty Free is delighted to partner with UnionPay International to offer our customers this benefit. We are always looking for opportunities to reward our customers and to offer them a memorable shopping experience at Qatar Duty Free. We know that for our Chinese travellers having access to an extensive range of competively priced brands and professional customer service is important, and that is why we endeavour to offer bespoke promotions and guided shopping tours that appeal to their desire for the latest trends.”
At Qatar Duty Free, Chinese language-dedicated staff, who converse in Mandarin, Cantonese and other Chinese dialects, are available to lead passengers around HIA showcasing their favourite brands and products.
Mr. Wang Han, General Manager of UnionPay International Middle East said: “UnionPay International not only delivers convenient and safe payment services, but is also devoted to optimising the card-using experiences of our global customers. UPI and Qatar Duty Free have a strong relationship and this new campaign is building on the success of previous promotions for customers at Hamad International Airport. We believe that the benefit of this discount at Qatar Duty Free will offer UnionPay cardholders better travelling experiences in Qatar.”
This promotion will benefit passengers travelling through Hamad International Airport to and from many destinations including Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou. As China has become the world’s largest source for global tourism, UnionPay cardholders from China are able to enjoy convenient and privileged payment experiences at Hamad International Airport.
Notes to editors:
*UnionPay International cards are distinguished by the card number sequence beginning with 62
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About Qatar Duty Free:
Qatar Duty Free (QDF) operates out of Hamad International Airport (HIA) in addition to an outlet at Doha Port. The innovative, award-winning duty free operator has enjoyed consistent double-digit growth year-on-year and is now the second largest duty free operator in the Middle East. In April 2015, QDF won the Global Travel Retailer of the Year category at the DFNI Global Awards, for the third year in a row.
At Hamad International Airport, Qatar Duty Free offers 40,000 m2 of combined retail, food and beverage facilities, establishing the retailer as a premier shopping and dining destination. With more than 70 retail outlets offering an unprecedented selection of designer labels, fashion, electronics, gourmet foods and much more, Qatar Duty Free at Hamad International Airport caters to all passengers’ tastes. In addition, more than 30 cafes and restaurants offer a sumptuous selection of global and local cuisine.
For more information and full terms and conditions, please visit www.qatardutyfree.com.qa
Qatar Airways Group Corporate Communications Department
Tel: +974 4022 2072
About UnionPay International:
Established in March 2002, UnionPay International is a convenient and internationally accepted payment network building the bridge between buyers and sellers through different payment methods which vary from ATM cash withdrawal, to POS terminal for purchase and even online payments.