- QDF nominated for ‘Airport Retailer of the Year,’ ‘Inflight Retailer of the Year,’ and ‘Marketing Campaign of the Year by a Retailer’ awards
- Awards ceremony to be held during the Tax Free World Association (TFWA) World Exhibition & Conference in Cannes, France on 3 October
DOHA, Qatar, 2018-Aug-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Duty Free (QDF) is thrilled to have been shortlisted for three prestigious awards by the 2018 Frontier Awards, including: ‘Airport Retailer of the Year,’ ‘Inflight Retailer of the Year’ and ‘Marketing Campaign of the Year by a Retailer.’ Now in its 34th year, the Frontier Awards are one of the most prestigious set of accolades of their kind.
The Frontier Awards ceremony will be held on 3 October at the Mandelieu-La Napoule Congress and Exhibition Centre during the Tax Free World Association (TFWA) World Exhibition & Conference in Cannes, France. The annual global event acknowledges best practice, rewards innovation and celebrates excellence across the global travel retail channel.
Head of Qatar Duty Free, Mr. Thabet Musleh, said: “We are delighted to be nominated for three categories at the 2018 Frontier Awards, which set a benchmark for excellence in the industry. At Qatar Duty Free, we constantly seek to provide new and exciting experiences for our passengers and inspire them through unique moments that create memories, and we are proud that this has been recognised with the nomination from the 2018 Frontier Awards this year.
“We will continue to push boundaries and ensure our passengers are provided with five-star service, both in flight and at our home and hub at Hamad International Airport, giving them an experience worth travelling for.”
One of the largest duty free retailers in the world providing travellers with a world-class shopping experience under one roof, QDF boasts more than 90 elegant boutiques and luxury, high-end and mid-range stores and outlets, as well as more than 30 restaurants and cafés covering an area of 40,000 square metres at HIA. Luxury brands available at HIA include Gucci, Bulgari, Hermès, Giorgio Armani, Hugo Boss, Moncler, Rolex and Harrods.
The second-largest duty free operator in the Middle East, QDF was recently awarded ‘Airport Retailer of the Year’ at the DFNI Global Awards 2018. QDF was also recognised in April at the PAX International Readership Awards, when Qatar Airways won the ‘Best In-Flight Duty Free Program’ for the Middle East and Africa award, and was acknowledged as an industry leader for its outstanding in-flight duty free service, operated by QDF.
Hamad International Airport, the home of QDF, has met a number of significant milestones this year, including being ranked fifth ‘Best Airport in the World’ at the Skytrax World Airport Awards 2018. HIA is also the only airport in the Middle East to be included in the world’s top 10 airports of 2018. At the annual awards ceremony, HIA also took home the title of ‘Best Airport in the Middle East’ for the fourth year in a row, and ‘Best Staff Service in the Middle East’ for the third year in a row.
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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 150 business and leisure destinations. The world’s fastest-growing airline will add a number of exciting new destinations to its growing network in 2018, including Tallinn, Estonia; Valletta, Malta and many more, flying passengers on board its modern fleet of more than 200 aircraft.
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 Business Class Seat,’ ‘Best Airline in the Middle East,’ and ‘World’s Best First Class Airline Lounge.’
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 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, 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 2018 and 2022 World Cups, 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, the world’s third largest international cargo carrier, serves more than 60 exclusive freighter destinations worldwide via its world-class Doha hub and also delivers freight to more than 150 key business and leisure destinations globally with more than 200 aircraft. The Qatar Airways Cargo fleet includes eight Airbus A330 freighters, 13 Boeing 777 freighters and two Boeing 747-8 freighters.
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