Qatar Duty Free, a subsidiary of Qatar Airways, is celebrating Chinese New Year with an exclusive Chinese-themed promotion until the end of February at Doha International Airport (DIA).
To mark the festive period, Qatar Duty Free has turned a section of its first floor promotional area of the Departures Terminal into a sea of red and gold with decorations and oriental designs to promote the annual festive period.
Passengers from around the world can join in the Chinese New Year celebrations with an 8% discount voucher for spend on a range of popular products in the promotional area. These include an assortment of liquor, tobacco, fragrances, cosmetics, skincare, luxury watches, gifts and souvenirs – all of which are popular among Chinese consumers.
According to the Chinese calendar, the Chinese New Year – Year of the Snake – officially begins on 10 February across the Asia Pacific region and among the Chinese expatriate communities around the world, but with celebrations beginning well before then.
As part of the promotion, passengers travelling from mainland China and Hong Kong will be handed an 8% discount coupon, along with their boarding pass upon check-in, which can be used on purchases made within the Qatar Duty Free Chinese New Year promotional area of the main departures terminal at Doha International Airport, as well as Qatar Duty Free at the Premium Terminal dedicated for First and Business Class passengers.
In addition, all passengers travelling out of Doha or transiting will also get the same 8% discount coupon that can be used at both locations.
As a further token of appreciation, when passengers make purchases at these two locations, they will receive an additional auspicious discount voucher of 15% to be used for their next duty free purchases across the airport.
This is also the first year that Qatar Duty Free has introduced CUP (China UnionPay) as a payment option for customers. China UnionPay is a domestic bank card organisation in China which links over a dozen banks throughout the mainland and can be used in many countries around the world.
Qatar Airways, flies to five destinations across China – Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Guangzhou and Chongqing, with Chengdu set to join the network on 19 March.
With a total frequency of 38 flights each week from mainland China and Hong Kong non-stop to Doha, the number of Chinese passengers with Qatar Airways transiting through Doha International Airport has been steadily growing.