Qatar Airways and the Zürich Tourism Board recently hosted a workshop for key travel agents and tour operators in the region, to present Zürich as a top tourist destination. More than 80 travel agents and tour operators were present at the event at the Oryx Rotana Hotel, with those in attendance stating that they had significantly improved their knowledge of Zürich, and indeed Switzerland, as a tourist destination.
Mr. Ehab Amin, Qatar Airways Senior Vice President Commercial – Qatar,said:“Qatar Airways regularly supports our regions’ travel agents and tour operators by providing them with the required information about the tourist destinations offered on the Qatar Airways network. “Zürich is the largest city in Switzerland, followed by Geneva, and Qatar Airways is proud to serve both of these destinations with daily services direct from Doha. Both cities offer numerous opportunities for visitors to explore and learn about Swiss life and culture, while being surrounded by some of the most stunning scenery in the world.”
Mr Paolo Lunardi, Area Manager, added: “We are determined to increase our presence in the Middle East, and to achieve this we will carry out several promotional actions throughout 2014 - 15. We will increase our ties with professionals from the industry by strengthening our cooperation with airlines and tour operators. We will also perform some activities targeted to the general public and training programmes.”
Qatar Airways has seen rapid growth in just 17 years of operation, to the point where today it is flying a modern fleet of 142 aircraft to 145 key business and leisure destinations across the Middle East, Asia Pacific, Africa, North America and South America.