2 May 2017

Transit overnight at a luxury Doha hotel free with Qatar Airways

Source: Qatar Airways. Doha skyline.

Qatar Airways has launched a stopover package in partnership with Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) to promote and market Qatar as a destination of choice for international travellers.

The package offers transit passengers the opportunity to discover Doha with free luxury hotel stays and complimentary transit visas. The unique offer is part of a broader campaign called +Qatar designed to encourage transit passengers to consider adding Qatar to their itinerary.

The promotion invites all Qatar Airways transit passengers to add Doha to their vacation by taking advantage of a free one-night hotel stay from a selection of the country’s best four- and five-star hotels in the capital city. Throughout the summer (Q2 to Q3), the national carrier, with the support of QTA, will offer a night's accommodation at hotels such as The Four Seasons, Marriott Marquis, Radisson Blu and the Oryx Rotana. They can stay a little longer with a second night’s stay for a US$50 booking fee.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, HE Akbar Al Baker, said: “Qatar Airways is more than just a national flag-carrier for Qatar; we are proudly patriotic and want to share Qatar’s many exciting attractions with our passengers from around the world. This exclusive initiative provides the opportunity to add an extra element to our passengers’ existing travel plans with a complimentary hotel stay in some of Doha’s finest hotels. We want to ensure that our passengers have a memorable experience every time they travel with Qatar Airways, and now, we’re going even further to make sure that we exceed their expectations.”

Chief Tourism Development Officer, Qatar Tourism Authority Hassan Al-Ibrahim said: “It was a great source of pride for all of us in Qatar when we launched the transit visa last November. We have already seen a surge in stopover passengers, with a 53% increase recorded in March 2017, compared to the same month last year. With the launch of +Qatar today, we aim to convert a larger portion of the 30 million passengers passing through Hamad International Airport into stopover visitors. We are delighted to make Qatar more accessible to people from around the world and invite them to discover our country, our cultural heritage and our natural treasures.”


To be eligible for this offer, passengers must book their flight online at www.qatarairways.com/plusqatar, select ‘multi-city’ and choose their hotel once they receive their flight confirmation. The online transit visa application is also free and is eligible for those in transit between five and 96 hours. This offer is available to Qatar Airways passengers flying both Premium and Economy, and demonstrates the airline’s commitment to its brand ethos of Going Places Together. Additional stopover packages are offered by Discover Qatar.