Qatar Airways and Qatar Duty Free welcome fans to the first tournament of 25th annual ATP World Tour 250 Series in Doha

  • 32 world class tennis athletes will battle it out to win the coveted Golden Falcon Trophy – the highest prize pool trophy in the ATP World Tour 250 Series
  • Qatar Airways and Qatar Duty Free invite guests to experience their interactive stands located in the Public Village Area

DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Jan-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways and Qatar Duty Free (QDF), the official airline and retail sponsors of the Qatar ExxonMobil Open Men’s Tennis 2017, are welcoming fans to the first tournament of the 25th annual ATP World Tour 250 Series in Doha.

Held at Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Stadium from 2 to 7 January, the exciting tournament is the first in the prestigious ATP World Tour 250 Series that takes place across the globe. The Qatar ExxonMobil Open Men’s Tennis 2017 will showcase the world’s best professional tennis talent, including defending champion Novak Djokovic, world number-one Andy Murray, David Goffin, Dustin Brown, Fernando Verdasco, Ivo Karlovic, Jeremy Chardy, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Tomas Berdych among others.

Both Qatar Airways and QDF are helping celebrate the tournament with dedicated interactive booths located in the Public Village Area. Qatar Airways invites tennis enthusiasts to play their own virtual Qatar ExxonMobil tennis tournament, with an exciting and interactive stand hosted by its award winning cabin crew. QDF welcomes visitors to capture the moment with their nearest and dearest inside its tennis inspired photo booth, as well as giving visitors the opportunity of becoming a QDF Millionaire. With its easy to play game, successful game winners at QDF’s tent go into the draw to win a QDF Millionaire Ticket and a chance to take home US $1 million.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency, Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “I am thrilled to partner with the Qatar Tennis Federation to once again bring the prestigious Qatar ExxonMobil Open Men’s Tennis tournament to our home – Doha. This important extension to the ATP World Tour 250 Series celebrates the very finest in men’s tennis, providing international and local audiences a thrilling six-day festival of elite sport. Important sporting events such as the Qatar ExxonMobil Open Men’s Tennis 2017 tournament help establish Qatar as a world class sporting and entertainment destination and I wish all competitors the best of luck in what I am sure will be an exhilarating competition.”

Senior Vice President Qatar Duty Free, Mr. Luis Gasset, said: “Qatar Duty Free is excited to participate in this global event and I welcome everyone to visit our stand to celebrate this special occasion. Qatar Duty Free has prepared a wonderful experience that will offer visitors to the QDF tennis booth the chance to become a QDF millionaire.”

The tournament will host a total of 32 players in the Main Draw and 16 teams for the Doubles with the world-class event set to attract thousands to Doha for the duration of the competition.

About Qatar Airways:

Qatar Airways, the national carrier of the State of Qatar is celebrating 20 years of Going Places Together with travellers across its more than 150 business and leisure destinations. The world’s fast growing airline will add a number of exciting new destinations to its growing network in 2017, including Auckland, Chiang Mai, Dublin, Nice, Skopje and many more, flying passengers on board its modern fleet of 192 aircraft.

A multiple award-winning airline, Qatar Airways was awarded World’s Best Business Class; Best Business Class Airline Lounge and Best Airline Staff Service in the Middle East at the prestigious 2016 World Airline Awards managed by international air transport rating organisation Skytrax.

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.

Oryx One, Qatar Airways’ in-flight entertainment system offers passengers up to 3,000 entertainment options from the latest blockbuster movies, TV box sets, music, games and much more. Passengers flying on Qatar Airways flights served by its B787, A350, A380, A319 and select A320 and A330 aircraft can also stay in touch with their friends and family around the world by using the award-winning airline’s on-board Wi-Fi and GSM service.

Qatar Airways proudly supports a range of exciting international and local initiatives dedicated to enriching the global community that it serves. Qatar Airways sponsors world-leading sports teams including FC Barcelona and Al-Ahli Saudi Arabia FC reflecting the values of sports as a means of bringing people together, something at the core of the airline’s own brand message – Going Places Together.

For further information contact:

Qatar Airways Group, Corporate Communications Department
Tel: +974 4022 2200
Fax: +974 40225350
E-mail: qrmedia@qatarairways.com.qa

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Qatar Airways’ interactive tennis game allows visitors to participate in their own tennis tournament

 

Source: Qatar Airways

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