alexa Qatar Airways’ Travel Festival is back!

Qatar Airways’ Travel Festival is back!

Popular Travel Festival held by Qatar Airways is back and has been substantially enhanced for 2017, inviting world travelers to take advantage of a number of rare deals across the airline’s global network. Extraordinary deals can be found on the World’s Best Business Class and Economy Class, along with special companion fares, discounts on group bookings and a kids fly free offer on sale between 9th and 16th January 2017.

The Qatar Airways Travel Festival’s online Treasure Hunt will offer Qatar Airways’ millions of social media followers the opportunity of finding a zero fare Golden Ticket to one of the airline’s exciting global destinations. Clues are going to be released through the airline’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages during the sales period.

Qatar Airways passengers can choose from even more exciting destinations to explore with the launch of 2017’s new services. A few of these new options are Auckland, New Zealand; Canberra, Australia; Dublin, Ireland; Las Vegas in the United States, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Santiago, Chile. Offers available throughout the Travel Festival will be made available on Economy and Business Class return airfares, with a travel period between 11 January and 15 December 2017 to more than 150 destinations worldwide, including the Africa, America, Europe and the Middle East.

For the first time since starting the travel festival, Qatar Airways’ has partnered with Visa, the leading global financial services company, providing eligible card holders with discounts of up to 15 per cent extra on flight bookings. Another advantage to the traveler is the airline’s partnership with AccorHotels, allowing a 10 per cent discount when booking accommodation on the airline’s website, as well additional benefits on great flight and hotel packages when booking with partner Expedia.

Dr. Hugh Dunleavy, Qatar Airways Chief Commercial Officer said “The Qatar Airways Travel Festival has fast become an exciting global event that offers great value and encourages our travelers to keep exploring; and I’m thrilled to be able to bring it back for its third installment. The New Year is the perfect time to start thinking about travel plans for the year ahead and the travel festival allows travelers to take advantage of a number of fantastic deals and promotions across our entire network at exceptional prices.

“Our guests also have the opportunity to enjoy free upgrades to our Business Class or can benefit from further discounts on group bookings – our travel festival is designed to encourage our valued guests to go places together and create memories with those who they cherish the most.” He added.

The airline’s Privilege Club members also have the opportunity to earn double Qmiles on bookings made throughout the promotion period, while travelers can win a number of exciting prizes including upgrades to the World’s Best Business Class, Silver and Gold Privilege Club memberships, up to 100,000 Qmiles, access to Al Maha Lounges, Qatar Duty Free vouchers as well as vouchers to The Airport Hotel’s wellness spa inside Hamad International Airport. Furthermore, guests can take advantage of fantastic deals on hotels and accommodation packages in partnership with Qatar Airways Holidays.

The Qatar Airways Travel Festival enables a perfect opportunity for travelers to indulge in award-winning services, with the airline receiving a number of accolades in 2016. Qatar Airways was named Skytrax’s Best Staff Service in the Middle East, World’s Best Business Class 2016 and Best Business Class Airline Lounge as well as Best Business Class from Business Traveler Awards. The airline recently announced a number of new enhancements to its cabin to elevate the passenger’s experience, including new BRICS and Castello Monte Vibiano Vecchio amenity kits for Business Class passengers, and refreshed Hasbro children’s entertainment kits for the airline’s youngest travelers.

Qatar Airways encourages their passengers who are taking advantage of the Qatar Airways Travel Festival to turn two holidays into one by planning a stopover in Doha, with a new transit visa scheme offering visitors a free transit visa for up to 96 hours on the way to or from your final destination. Combine a quick visit to Doha, with its historic sites, five-star shopping, resorts and it will amount to a dream holiday!