QATAR DUTY Free, a subsidiary of Qatar Airways, has announced a summer surprises promotion for passengers departing from, or transiting through Doha International Airport.
According to the airline, customers who spent $136 or more on duty free purchases would automatically be eligible for a raffle draw to win shopping vouchers worth $10,000, $5,000 and $1,000.The promotion runs until 31 August.
It added that customers arriving in Doha would receive a 15 per cent discount coupon, which could be used towards purchases at arrivals duty free within the airport or on their return to Doha.
The chief executive officer, Akbar al Baker, said: “We are entering the peak holiday season and the busiest time of the year for travel when a great number of international passengers depart or transit through Doha International Airport.
“The promotion we have embarked upon is an added value bonus for holidaymakers and business travellers during the busy summer travel period. We hope passengers from around the world will take advantage of this excellent promotion that gives them a chance to win exciting shopping vouchers.”
Keith Hunter, senior vice-president, Qatar Duty Free, added: “For the first time, we have included a special incentive for Doha residents as a welcome back offer, where they can also get an exclusive discount coupon for purchases at arrivals Duty Free.
He said that Qatar Duty Free also accepts Qmiles, the airline’s award-winning frequent flyer loyalty programme, as a form of payment towards duty free purchases.
Customers can use their QMiles or a combination of cash and Qmiles for all their purchases, he said.
“Duty free also holds regular customer promotions of the highly successful and popular $1 million cash raffle and luxury car draw.
“All our promotions continue to draw huge crowds of shoppers and we are confident that the summer surprises promotion will receive an even greater response,” said Hunter.
Qatar Duty Free operates within the departures, arrivals, VIP terminals and premium terminal of the airport.
It also operates an outlet at Doha Port for a growing number of passengers arriving and departing by sea.
With the New Doha International Airport set to open very soon, the Qatar Duty Free team is already working on creating over 25,000sqm of world-class retail space, which will include branded boutiques and products to cater to passengers from all walks of life, said the airline.