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The Road to Qatar: Experience the world’s best airline and incredible value stopovers

Join us during March and April, as Qatar Tourism, Discover Qatar and Qatar Airways showcase the world’s best experiences with their luxury stopover packages in Qatar from just AU$19 per night.

Join us during March and April, as Qatar Tourism, Discover Qatar and Qatar Airways showcase the world’s best experiences with their luxury stopover packages in Qatar from just AU$19 per night.

As an ultramodern destination that still embraces its Arabian authenticity, with new and undiscovered experiences at every turn, this welcoming nation offers the best of the Middle East, all in one place, whilst also ranking as one of the world’s safest destinations to visit.

Travel advisors, are you ready for a visit in 2022? Read on to enlighten yourself on the best stopover deals we’ve ever seen, how to get there, what to do and how to win yourself a spot on what promises to be the VIP famil of 2022.

Packages from only AU$19 per night? Open up to the world’s best value stopovers

The Mandarin Oriental Doha blends chic and contemporary design with touches of Qatari heritage, bringing new levels of luxury to Qatar
The Mandarin Oriental Doha blends chic and contemporary design with touches of Qatari heritage, bringing new levels of luxury to Qatar.

Qatar Airways, in partnership with Discover Qatar, recently launched the World’s Best Value Stopover packages starting from AU$19.

If you are a first-timer to this region or a returning traveller, what you might not have expected is that Qatar’s capital, Doha is packed with things to do and not far from the capital, you can experience desert adventures and UNESCO World Heritage sites.

This makes it perfect for maximising a stopover en-route to wherever you’re headed or are coming back from. You could also reconnect with loved ones halfway. The possibilities are endless.

Bundle in these ridiculously good value Qatar stopover packages and it soon becomes a question of “Why wouldn’t you want to stopover and experience more on your travels?”

Qatari cuisine is a subtle blend of influences from India, Persia and Lebanon, and North Africa, and much like the landscape of the country is constantly evolving.
Qatari cuisine is a subtle blend of influences from India, Persia and Lebanon, and North Africa, and much like the landscape of the country is constantly evolving.

Qatar stopover packages in Doha include up to 4 nights stays in each direction to and from UK/Europe

  • Standard stays in a 4-star hotel starting from as low as A$19 per night
  • Premium stays in a 5-star hotel from A$28 per night
  • Luxury stays in a 5-star luxe hotel from A$106 per night including full breakfast

Plus, optional stopover add-ons also include incredible prices on breakfast, touring experiences including Discover Doha and Discover the Dunes and Inland Sea tours, as well as Airport transfers with optional VIP meet and greet service.

Check out our dynamic map and explore the key hotels featured as part of the Stopover deals, many even have their own private beaches!

The impressive list of hotels includes The Westin Doha Hotel & Spa, The Ritz-Carlton Doha, W Doha, Al Messila – Luxury Collection Resort and Spa, Al Wadi MGallery Hotel, Mondrian Doha, Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel, La Cigale Hotel Doha, Souq Waqif Boutique Hotel by Tivoli, Swiss-belHotel Doha, Hilton Doha and Mandarin Oriental.

How to book these amazing stopover deals

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Optional stopover add-ons also include incredible prices on touring experiences including Discover Doha and Discover the Dunes and Inland Sea Tours.
  • Book your Qatar Airways (QR) flights through the GDS, as per usual 
  • Hop onto the Discover Qatar stopover booking portal www.discoverqatar.qa/trade-partners and book both stopover hotel and land sightseeing packages

Open up to unreal adventures in Qatar

One of the most widely known landmarks in Doha, the spiral-shaped Fanar building is centrally located near Souq Waqif and the Museum of Islamic Art.
At the Fanar’s cultural centre, visitors can enjoy traditional coffee and learn about the Qatari lifestyle, the country’s heritage and culture. 

Contrary to what you might have thought, Doha isn’t just about shopping, luxury hotels, pristine beaches, and pampering yourself at the many wellness retreats (though we’ll take that for starters).

Qatar is renowned for being a family-friendly destination and cultural melting pot where the sun shines all year and the scope of unreal experiences is limitless.

How about a spot of dune bashing or paddling through the mangroves in search of flocks of flamingos? Try shopping old school in the Souq Waqif or hire a traditional, low-slung boat, or dhow, and explore offshore.

Spice up your life at the Souq Waqif. From whole or ground spices, this is your spot for exotic Arabic aromatics and endless varieties of dates, honey, tea leaves and coffee beans.
Spice up your life at the Souq Waqif. From whole or ground spices, this is your spot for exotic Arabic aromatics and endless varieties of dates, honey, tea leaves and coffee beans.

Head out on an urban adventure on the artificial island that is The Pearl-Qatar or wander downtown through the Souq where you can stroll the centuries-old alleyways, and explore stalls that have been in the same families for generations. The Katara Cultural Village has an abundance of foodie options, it is a place where locals and visitors alike meet for tea, coffee and dining.

From world-class museums and iconic galleries to inspiring street art, year-round events and phenomenal cuisine, Qatar has a dynamic cultural scene.

Sophisticated, modern, traditional, authentic, luxurious: Qatar checks every box.

Flying to Qatar with the world’s best airline

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Flying to Qatar on the national airline, Qatar Airways, means you will be travelling on Skytrax’ “Airline of the Year 2021″ for the sixth year in a row.

Flying from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth up to Doha, where you can connect to over 140 destinations as part of the multi-award-winning Qatar Airways network.

Qatar Airways has also been setting industry benchmarks for COVID-19 biosafety and hygiene by being the first airline to receive Skytrax 5-stars COVID19 Safety ratings where 99.988% of its passengers travel COVID-19-free.

Connecting in and out of Hamad International Airport in Doha means you’ll also be flying out of the World’s Best Airport for 2021, as voted by Skytrax.

Its Doha airport hub, Hamad International Airport (HIA), has also earned the Skytrax 5-stars COVID-19 Safety ratings, making Qatar Airways the only Middle-Eastern carrier where both the airline and its airport secured the highest Skytrax safety ratings.

Want to win a spot on a VIP Qatar famil in May?

Qatar is renowned for being a family-friendly destination and cultural melting pot where the sun shines all year and the scope of unreal experiences is limitless.
Qatar is renowned for being a family-friendly destination and cultural melting pot where the sun shines all year and the scope of unreal experiences is limitless.

Did someone say luxury VIP famil to Qatar? In 2022, Qatar Tourism, Qatar Airways and Discover Qatar will host a luxury famil like no other and 3 lucky agents have the chance to secure a spot by promoting and selling Qatar as their stopover destination of choice!

How do you enter?

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 very own spot on our VIP famil departing May 2022.

  • 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!

There are 3 spots on offer and one winner will be announced each fortnight during the incentive. There’s never been a better time to book your clients on The World’s Best Value Stopover and turn one holiday into two! 

Don’t miss out on exclusive training webinars

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The Pearl is a popular visitor attraction by virtue of its elegance, inviting descriptions such as the ‘Arabian Riviera’.

During March, there will also be free Qatar training webinars featuring all you need to know to showcase the destination and its many wonders, as well as the incredible stopover product and trade incentive competition.

There will be three sessions available to join online hosted by The Inspire Collective being held on Wednesday 30 March at 10 am and 2 pm and Thursday 31 March at 1 pm AEST.

Register here for Qatar training webinars

Register to be a Discover Qatar partner and access these great stopover rates at www.discoverqatar.qa/trade-partners

Find out more about Qatar: www.visitqatar.qa

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