This might sound like bragging, but it’s the truth. Since it began flying in 1997, Qatar Airways has earned a 5-star rating from Skytrax, was voted Airline of the Year by Skytrax 2011, 2012, and 2015, and is one of the fastest growing airlines in the world. Qatar Airways serves six continents (sorry, penguins of Antarctica), 150 destinations, and has a modern and fancy hub at Hama International Airport in Doha, the State of Qatar. The airport currently welcomes 28 million passengers with numbers expected to grow to 50 million by 2018.
To summarize: Qatar Airways is awesome.
Recently announced at ITB Berlin, the world’s largest international travel fair, Qatar Airways will be launching 14 new destinations, including its first route to New Zealand, which will be the new “world’s longest flight. New additional routes include fantastic Krabi and Chiang Mai (Thailand), Morocco, and Seychelles.
Currently, Qatar Airways flies from 15 destinations in the U.S., including Los Angeles, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Miami, New York, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C. And from Qatar Airways’ hub in Doha, you can connect to fantastic cities all over the world and have unforgettable experiences, such as:
Hong Kong — Symphony of Lights Cruise
Sit back and enjoy unlimited free beverages as you cruise around one of the most impressive harbors in the world. Observe Victoria Harbour’s evening transformation as stunning buildings and a variety of ferries, junks, sampans, cruise ships, and tankers light up as they ply the waters. Cue the “Symphony of Lights,” a synchronized 20-minute display celebrating Hong Kong’s growth from a sleepy fishing village to vibrant metropolis in five themes. The performance has been deemed the world’s largest permanent light and sound show, illuminating 44 buildings upon Hong Kong Island and Tsim Sha Tsui, and there’s no better seat for the show than upon the harbor.
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Singapore — Singapore City Tour
Explore the city by driving around the Civic District where historic buildings thrive after restorations. Pass by the Padang, The Hong Kong Cricket Club, old Parliament House (now The Arts House), and the former Supreme Court and City Hall, which have combined to become the National Gallery Singapore. Stop at the Merlion Park and enjoy the impressive views of Marina Bay. Do not miss out on this picture-taking opportunity with the Merlion, a mythological creature that is part lion and part fish. Visit Thian Hock Keng Temple, one of Singapore’s oldest Buddhist-Taoist temples, before driving past Chinatown. Stop by a local handicraft center to observe craftsmen at work up-close.
Bangkok — Floating Market Damnoen Saduak Tour
Prepare for a morning of color, art, and passion! Stop at Maeklong Railway Market, which offers food, clothing, clothes, and accessories daily at its location on a railway line—save for the eight times a day a train comes roaring through. Several minutes before trains are due in, a siren signals its arrival. Shoppers scatter, and vendors rush to pack up their goods. After the train passes, the market sets up again, business as usual. Then, continue to the floating market for fresh fruits, flowers, colorful clothing, and souvenirs along the waterways and on vendor boats. Ride a boat to experience the market from the water before heading back to your Bangkok hotel.
Bangkok — Street Eats by Tuk-Tuk
Buzz through bustling Bangkok streets on a tuk-tuk to arrive at Bangkok locals’ favorite food haunts and taste the best of Thai cooking. Do it all under the cover of darkness in the hours leading up to midnight to experience a truly magical side of the city.
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Phuket — Phang Nga Sea Canoe Tour
Head out on a canoe into Phang Nga Bay, weaving between tidal caves, lagoons, and narrow caverns that are inaccessible to larger boats. Enjoy up-close views of limestone cliffs, mangroves, and local animals, which make this trip so unique. Enjoy lunch and splash around in the sea before returning to dry land.
Explore the world now with Qatar Airways and Worldwide Traveler! Contact your local travel agent to start planning your globe-trotting journey to China, Singapore, Thailand, and beyond!
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