While the road to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ in November may have got a little longer for The Socceroos last night due to a 2-0 loss against Japan, that didn’t stop Qatar Tourism, Karryon and an excited group of travel industry competition winners cheering on our boys in green and gold in style at Stadium Australia.
There were cheers, and even a few tears at the end of the match as fifteen lucky travel industry winners from Frontier Travel, iTravel, Helloworld, Flight Centre, Jivaro Recruitment, TravelManagers, Scenic, Albatross Travel, The Inspire Collective and NCL came together to watch The Socceroos take on Japan in their crucial World Cup qualifier.
All of the winners scored their VIP spots in our recent Road to Qatar 2022 competition. The event signalled another milestone moment for in-person events as our all-star team got a long-overdue opportunity to catch up with industry friends old and new while enjoying the spectacle together.
The excited and engaging conversation flowed as hosts Richard Styles, Tourism marketing and promotion manager for Qatar Tourism and Jess Shelton-Agar, Regional sales manager from Discover Qatar along with Cassandra Saga Kerr, Regional manager of Qatar Airways, Australasia, brought us all up to speed with all that’s happening in Qatar.
After a hard-fought battle, sadly, The Socceroos ultimately went down 2-0 to the Samurai Blue, who has now qualified for the finals (Congratulations, Japan!).
The defeat means The Socceroos will finish third in the group – with Japan and Saudi Arabia advancing – and then face a cross pool playoff against either the UAE or Lebanon from group A.
If they win that they will need to beat the fifth-placed South American team.
The dream to get to Qatar is not over yet. Speaking of which… Neither is yours!
Your own road to Qatar! Win yourself a spot on the VIP famil of 2022
Simply be one of the highest sellers of Discover Qatar Stopover packages from 15 March – 22 April 2022, to be on your own Road to Qatar by being in the running for your spot on our VIP famil departing May 2022.
Just follow these three easy steps
- Ensure your agency is signed up to the Discover Qatar booking portal
- Book and ticket your clients’ QR flights per your preferred GDS
- Log in then book a Qatar stopover via the Discover Qatar booking portal
The incentive is based on the highest stopover sales made throughout this period.
To qualify for the incentive, bookings must be a minimum of a 2-night stay, and by adding transfers and sightseeing tours, you increase your opportunity to win!
Travel advisors can book the packages for clients via the new Discover Qatar booking portal after booking flights via GDS. There are three spots on offer, and one winner will be announced each fortnight during the incentive.
For agents wishing to find out more about this incredible stopover program for their clients, go to the agent stopover pod at qatarairways.com/tradeportal for more details on the program.
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