- Championship brings the world’s top female tennis players to Doha
- Tournament to take place from 11-16 February at the Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex
DOHA, Qatar, 2019-Feb-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways and Qatar Duty Free (QDF) are once again pleased to sponsor the Qatar Total Open Women’s Tennis Tournament 2019 at the state-of-the-art Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex in Doha.
Joining the champions competing in this year’s event is three-time Grand Slam champion and 2014 finalist Angelique Kerber and two former world No. 1 players, Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic and Simona Halep from Romania.
Both Qatar Airways and QDF will host special booths at the sponsors’ village, offering tennis fans a taste of their world-renowned five-star service. The Qatar Airways booth will feature an interactive green screen where tennis fans can get their photos printed on virtual backgrounds featuring destinations such as Doha, Da Nang and Gothenburg and an A350-1000 aircraft. The QDF booth will also feature a quiz accompanied by a photo opportunity where visitors will have to guess the number of branded tennis balls and share it on social media, for a chance to win a hamper filled with exciting prizes offered by Qatar Duty Free.
Qatar Airways Senior Vice President Marketing and Corporate Communications, Ms. Salam Al Shawa, said: “Qatar Airways is delighted to once again sponsor the Qatar Total Open 2019, which brings many of the world’s most talented female tennis players to Doha to compete for the coveted championship title. Every year, this exciting tournament is a major highlight on Qatar’s sporting calendar, drawing thousands of spectators and fans of all ages.
“Our sponsorship of the Total Open Women’s Tennis Tournament further demonstrates our commitment to the Qatar 2030 vision to become a global sports destination. We continue to support the emergence of sports in the country, and being the bridge to welcome world sporting champions to Qatar.”
Qatar Duty Free Senior Vice President, Mr. Bruce Bowman, said: “Following our sponsorship at the Qatar ExxonMobil Open 2019 tournament, Qatar Duty Free is once again proud to be actively involved in Qatar’s international calendar of sporting events through our sponsorship of the Qatar Total Open Women’s Tennis Tournament 2019. Qatar has been making headlines in the sports world, most recently with our national team’s memorable win at the Asian Cup 2019. We are pleased to be able to contribute to the country’s vision to ensure we gear up for 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™.
“This week, we are welcoming players and spectators alike to Doha through our home, Hamad International Airport. We look forward to hosting visitors in our booth at the public village, and we wish the best of luck to all who take part in our competition.”
Qatar Duty Free has also sponsored the Commercial Bank Golf Masters since 2009 and, this year, has extended its sponsorship of this sport to the annual TFWA Golf Tournament at the TFWA World Exhibition & Conference in Cannes, which will welcome more than 3,000 duty free and travel retail brands and 500 international exhibitors, reaching more than 2,000 key executives from major landlords and duty free retailers.
Qatar Airways is proud to sponsor premier sporting clubs around the world. The airline recently revealed multi-year sponsorship agreements with several global sports entities, including leading German football team FC Bayern München AG, Italian football club AS Roma and Argentinian club Boca Juniors. In addition, Qatar Airways is the official airline sponsor of CONMEBOL professional football competitions across South America, including the Copa CONMEBOL Libertadores, Copa CONMEBOL Sudamericana and the CONMEBOL Recopa.
In May 2017, Qatar Airways announced a groundbreaking sponsorship deal with FIFA, which saw the award-winning airline become the Official Partner and Official Airline of FIFA until 2022. The partnership, one of the biggest sporting sponsorships in the world, will give Qatar Airways extensive marketing and branding rights at the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™. The agreement also sees Qatar Airways become the Official Airline Partner of the 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 editions of the FIFA Club World Cup, the FIFA U-20 World Cup, the FIFA U-17 World Cup, the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup, the FIFA eWorld Cup, and the FIFA Women’s World Cup, taking place in France this summer.
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About Qatar Airways:
Qatar Airways, the national carrier of the State of Qatar, is celebrating more than 20 years of Going Places Together with travellers across its more than 160 business and leisure destinations on board a modern fleet of more than 230 aircraft. The world’s fastest-growing airline added a number of exciting destinations to its growing network including Gothenburg, Sweden; Da Nang, Vietnam; and Mombasa, Kenya in 2018, and several new destinations are due to be launched this year, including Malta, as well as many more.
A multiple award-winning airline, Qatar Airways was named ‘World’s Best Business Class’ by the 2018 World Airline Awards, managed by international air transport rating organisation Skytrax. It was also named ‘Best Airline in the Middle East’, ‘World’s Best First Class Airline Lounge’ and ‘Best Business Class Seat’, in recognition of its ground-breaking Business Class experience, Qsuite. Qatar Airways has been awarded the coveted “Skytrax Airline of the Year” title, which is recognised as the pinnacle of excellence in the airline industry, four times.
Qsuite, a patented Qatar Airways product, features the industry’s first-ever double bed in Business Class, as well as privacy panels that stow away, allowing passengers in adjoining seats to create their own private room, a first of its kind in the industry.
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 4,000 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, B777, 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, the official FIFA partner, is the official sponsor of many top-level sporting events, including the FIFA 2022 World Cup, 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.
Qatar Airways Cargo, one of the world’s leading international air cargo carriers, serves more than 60 freighter destinations worldwide via its world-class Doha hub and also delivers freight to more than 160 key business and leisure destinations globally on more than 200 aircraft. The Qatar Airways Cargo fleet includes two Boeing 747-8 freighters, 15 Boeing 777 freighters and eight Airbus A330 freighters.
For further information, please contact:
Qatar Airways Group, Corporate Communications Department
Tel: +974 4022 2200
Source: Qatar Airways