[HD video below] Qatar Airways is an Official Partner of the Tour
of Qatar cycling event, where riders from across the world have
travelled to the capital Doha to participate in the event, now in
its 10th year.
The Tour of Qatar has seen the best cyclists in
the world, such as Cavendish, Cipollini and McEwen, compete for
victory in the Gulf State.
Competing in Doha previously and riding at this
year’s event is the record-holding three-time champion, Tom Boonen.
The Belgian rider’s record also includes 17 stage wins overall.
“Qatar Airways is delighted to host the world’s
top cyclists in Qatar this week and is proud to be associated with
this prestigious tour,” said Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer,
Akbar Al Baker. “This year’s event includes a diverse and
impressive stage line-up that I’m sure spectators and the cyclists
alike will enjoy. Many people have heard about the Tour de France,
but may not know that Qatar has a cycling event of its own.”
Qatar Airways currently operates a modern fleet
of 94 aircraft to 98 destinations across Europe, Middle East,
Africa, Asia Pacific, and North and South America. The latest
destination was launched on 31 January to the Belgian capital,
By 2013, Qatar Airways plans to serve over 120
key business and leisure destinations worldwide with a modern
fleet of more than 120 aircraft.
At the ITB Asia in Singapore last October, ASIA
Travel Tips.com sat with Soha Moussa the Head of Promotions and
Abroad Exhibitions at the Qatar Tourism Authority and asked her about tourism to Qatar, and
how it differs from other countries in the Middle East. Watch the
HD video below: