- Her Excellency Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani signed the partnership agreement with His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker in a ceremony at Al Safwa First Class Lounge
- Qatar’s Platinum and Gold Tier Privilege Club members can now access Qatar Museums’ Culture Pass Plus as an added benefit
DOHA, Qatar, 2019-Dec-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways’ award-winning Frequent Flyer Programme, Privilege Club, is pleased to partner with Qatar Museums’ Culture Pass, offering its valued Platinum and Gold tier members access to the rich benefits of the Culture Pass Plus programme. Her Excellency Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani signed the partnership agreement with His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker in a ceremony at Al Safwa First Class Lounge at Hamad International Airport.
Platinum tier members residing anywhere in the world and Gold tier members residing in Qatar can now enroll for Culture Pass Plus membership free of charge for a validity of 12 months. Culture Pass Plus benefits include free entry to Qatar’s award-winning museums, attractive discounts at Qatar Museums’ shops and many restaurants along with exclusive invitations to a host of tours, talks, and workshops.
Her Excellency Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, Chairperson of Qatar Museums, said: “Culture Pass provides a wonderful opportunity to explore and take part in Qatar‘s diverse range of programmes and activities across culture, arts, sports and heritage. Culture being a form of lifestyle that enables all those living and visiting Qatar to enjoy. The programme has been a great success since its launch in 2014, and providing access in this way for Qatar Airways members will encourage further international participation in our country’s growing cultural landscape. The partnership with Qatar Airways as well as other local and regional partners will enable members a one card access to all the amenities this nation provides.”
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Officer, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “Qatar Airways is proud to partner with Qatar Museums to offer our loyal passengers access to world-class cultural institutions, enhancing the benefits to our highly valued club members. The Culture Pass Plus is the ultimate passport when visiting or transiting in Doha, as it offers visitors the chance to see our state-of-the-art museums and learn more about Qatar’s rich culture and heritage.”
Mr. Ahmad Al Namla, Acting CEO at Qatar Museums, said: “This exciting new partnership will have a really positive impact on Qatar Airways’ members, who will receive a wide range of benefits and incentives as part of the Culture Pass community. We sincerely thank Qatar Airways for their cooperation and look forward to welcoming Qatar Airway’s members from all over the world to explore all that Qatar Museums’ has to offer across all our museums.”
To receive the complimentary Culture Pass Plus membership, Platinum and Gold Members in Qatar must register at ticket desks with a valid Privilege Club card and government issued ID at one of the following Qatar Museums: National Museum of Qatar, Museum of Islamic Art or Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art. To find out more about the programme visit: https://www.qm.org.qa/en/culturepass
Privilege Club launched in 2000 as a form of appreciation to Qatar Airways’ loyal passengers, offering them the opportunity to earn Qmiles when travelling on Qatar Airways, oneworld® airlines, or any of the airlines’ partners. Qmiles has since served as another convenient means of payment at the award-winning Qatar Duty Free outlets, located in both the departure and arrival halls of Hamad International Airport, and at Oryx Galleria in Doha.
Privilege Club offers four membership tiers – Burgundy, Silver, Gold and Platinum – each with their own exclusive benefits for members to enjoy. Qmiles are earned when members travel on Qatar Airways, oneworld airlines, other airline partners or use the services of any of the airline’s 60+ global partners. Qmiles are awarded based on the booking class purchased, and can be redeemed for a range of exciting benefits and rewards including complimentary flights, upgrades or excess baggage awards on Qatar Airways.
Privilege Club members can also redeem their Qmiles for purchases made at Qatar Duty Free located at the state-of-the-art Hamad International Airport or Oryx Galleria, a boutique located in Doha, which has been designed exclusively with Privilege Club members in mind.
Qatar Airways currently operates a modern fleet of more than 250 aircraft via its hub, Hamad International Airport (HIA) to more than 160 destinations worldwide. HIA has recently been ranked as fourth best airport in the world at the Skytrax World Airport Awards 2019. Additionally, the airport has been ranked as a five-star Airport and was honoured with the title of ‘Best Airport in the Middle East’ for the fifth year in a row and ‘Best Staff Service in the Middle East’ for the fourth year in a row.
ABOUT QATAR MUSEUMS
Qatar Museums (QM) connects the museums, cultural institutions, and heritage sites in Qatar and creates the conditions for them to thrive and flourish. It provides a comprehensive organisation for the development of museums and cultural projects, with a long-term ambition of creating a strong and sustainable cultural infrastructure for Qatar. Under the patronage of His Highness the Amir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, and led by its Chairperson, Her Excellency Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, QM is consolidating Qatar’s efforts to become a vibrant centre for the arts, culture, and education in the Middle East and beyond.
Since its foundation in 2005, QM has overseen the development of the Museum of Islamic Art (MIA), National Museum of Qatar, Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, and the Al Zubarah World Heritage Site Visitor Centre. QM also manages the ALRIWAQ DOHA Exhibition Space and the Fire Station: Artists in Residence. Future projects include the 3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum.
QM is committed to instigating Qatar’s future generation of arts, heritage, and museum professionals. At its core is a commitment to nurturing artistic talent, creating opportunities and developing the skills to service Qatar’s emerging art economy. By means of a multi-faceted program and public art initiatives, QM seeks to push the boundaries of the traditional museum model and create cultural experiences that spill out onto the streets and seek to involve a wide audience. Through a strong emphasis on originating art and culture from within and fostering a spirit of national participation, QM is helping Qatar find its own distinctive voice in today’s global cultural debates.
ABOUT THE CULTURE PASS PROGRAMME
Culture Pass membership is a nationwide programme offering members the unique opportunity of becoming a museum insider. Created by Qatar Museums, Culture Pass offers a full programme of tailored benefits and offers that suit different artistic passions. Members can enjoy exclusive and behind the scenes access to tours, talks, and workshops. The Culture Pass Programme brings a range of exciting new benefits to members, adding new exclusive and family tiers which give free entrance to all QM venues. The Culture Pass initiative was designed to create opportunities for those who live in and visit Qatar to experience the best of the country’s art, heritage and culture. The benefits are expertly curated in order to offer exciting, sometimes exclusive, access to some of the world’s best cultural experiences, masterpiece collections and one-of-a-kind adventures. Culture Pass membership gives members access to various masterpiece collections and unique programming. To learn more about Culture Pass and become a member please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOUT CULTURE PASS PLUS
The new Culture Pass Plus tier offers free access to museums, as well as discounts in selected restaurants, cafes and on community classes in Qatar. Culture Pass Plus benefits have been specifically designed to cater to a wide variety of audiences in the country, so members will be able to take advantage of discounts on external events as part of their extensive benefits package for a normal annual subscription of QAR 200.
In addition to discounts at QM food and beverage outlets Culture Pass Plus members are also entitled to receive higher (15%) discounts at QM gift shops, IN-Q online, and Cass Art Qatar. Members who sign up for Culture Pass Plus gain free admission to QM museums and will have access to five free tours and five free workshops per year.
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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 250 aircraft. The world’s fastest-growing airline has added a number of exciting new destinations to its growing network this year, including Rabat, Morocco; Izmir, Turkey; Malta; Davao, Philippines; Lisbon, Portugal; and Mogadishu, Somalia. The airline will add Langkawi, Malaysia and Gaborone, Botswana, in 2019 to its extensive route network along with Luanda, Angola; and Osaka, Japan, following in 2020.
A multiple award-winning airline, Qatar Airways was named ‘World’s Best Airline’ by the 2019 World Airline Awards, managed by international air transport rating organisation Skytrax. It was also named ‘Best Airline in the Middle East’, ‘World’s Best Business Class’ and ‘Best Business Class Seat’, in recognition of its ground-breaking Business Class experience, Qsuite. Qatar Airways is the only airline to have been awarded the coveted “Skytrax Airline of the Year” title, which is recognised as the pinnacle of excellence in the airline industry, five 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 160 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 250 aircraft. The Qatar Airways Cargo fleet includes two Boeing 747-8 freighters, 21 Boeing 777 freighters and five Airbus A330 freighters.
For further information, please contact:
Qatar Airways Group, Corporate Communications Department
Tel: +974 4022 2200
Source: Qatar Airways