15 MAY 2017
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A special stopover package to promote and market Qatar as a destination of choice for international travellers was launched last week by Qatar Airways in partnership with the Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA).
The airline was also celebrating the continued growth of its network in Saudi Arabia with the launch of three weekly flights to the port city of Yanbu, its ninth destination in the kingdom.
The stopover deal offers transit passengers the opportunity to discover Doha with free luxury hotel stays and transit visas and is part of a broader campaign, +Qatar, which aims to encourage transit passengers to add the country to their itineraries.
Throughout the summer, the national carrier, with the support of QTA, will give transiting passengers the chance to “turn a layover into a stayover” by offering free 4- and 5-star hotel accommodation in the capital, Doha.
Meanwhile, Qatar Airways’ inaugural flight to Yanbu landed at Prince Abdulmohsin Bin Abdulaziz Airport on Tuesday afternoon and was welcomed with a traditional water salute.
Group chief executive Akbar Al Baker said: “Yanbu brings additional flexibility for passengers connecting from Asia, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas to more than 150 destinations while providing passengers to Saudi Arabia from international markets the convenience of another gateway in the kingdom.”
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