Articles tagged “doha”

Hotels

So Much for Qatar’s World Cup Hotels and Rooms Shortage

What happened to the hospitality crunch that was creating so much anxiety in Qatar ahead of the World Cup? High prices are reportedly a deterrent while other are choosing to fly in and out for the matches.

So Much for Qatar’s World Cup Hotels and Rooms Shortage

News Blog

Qatar Will Allow Ticketless Fans to Enter the Country From December 2

Qatar will allow visitors without football World Cup tickets to enter the country from December 2 after the group stage matches end. However, even as a match ticket will no longer be mandatory for inbound arrivals to Qatar, visitors will still need to furnish a Hayya Card before traveling, organizers said. The Hayya Card is…

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Qatar Drops Pre-Arrival Covid Test Requirement Right in Time for World Cup

Qatar will be dropping its requirement of a pre-arrival negative polymerase chain reaction test from November 1, just in time for the FIFA World Cup that kicks off from November 20. Qatari citizens and residents coming into the country will also not be required to undergo a rapid antigen or polymerase chain reaction test within…

Airlines

World Cup Organizers Urge Fans to Carpool and Travel Early to Venues

Traffic disruption may be the first of many concerns for Qatar as it gets set to host the most geographically-compact World Cup from next month.

World Cup Organizers Urge Fans to Carpool and Travel Early to Venues

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World Cup Boosts Flight Bookings to Qatar and Gulf Nations

Despite the requirement to present a negative Covid-19 test to enter Qatar, flight bookings to the country for travel during FIFA World Cup — between November 14 and December 24 — have witnessed a massive boom, according to ForwardKeys' data based on issued flight tickets, including day trips. The flight bookings to Qatar from countries,…

Business Travel

U.S. Companies Trim Corporate Travel Budgets

Today’s edition of Skift’s daily podcast looks at cuts to corporate travel budgets, Finnair’s partnership to expand into Doha, and what Google won’t do to Airbnb.

U.S. Companies Trim Corporate Travel Budgets

Airline Weekly

Finnair Looks Beyond Russian Airspace Setbacks to a New Qatar Airways Partnership

The first piece of Finnair's new strategic direction is in place, a partnership with Qatar Airways. What could be next from the Nordic airline?

Finnair Looks Beyond Russian Airspace Setbacks to a New Qatar Airways Partnership

Airlines

Finnair Strikes Deal With Qatar Airways to Unlock New Markets

A logical tie-up from these oneworld airlines, and new northern gateways should generate some cash for both parties since the closure of Russian airspace.

Finnair Strikes Deal With Qatar Airways to Unlock New Markets

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David Beckham Kicks Off Qatar’s Latest Tourism Campaign

As the countdown begins to the Middle East’s very first Federation Internationale de Football Association’s (FIFA) World Cup, host country Qatar now has British soccer star David Beckham promoting the destination for a stopover break. The campaign features Beckham on a whirlwind trip to Qatar for 48 hours indulging in a wide range of activities…

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Dubai Airport Now Expects Full Recovery a Year Earlier — By 2023

Dubai International Airport expects passenger traffic to return to pre-pandemic levels by the end of 2023, a year earlier than its CEO Paul Griffiths' prediction of hoping to regain pre-Covid traffic levels by 2024. As air travel gets back to normal, Dubai Airport witnessed a half-yearly traffic of 27.9 million passengers this year, just 1.2…