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Qatar Airways Offers Official Fan Travel Packages for FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022

September 13, 2022
Overseas Network has organized a number of travel experiences for fans coming to the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar, like Bedouin Desert Camp excursions in the Southern Dunes (photo courtesy Qatar Airways)

DOHA, Qatar – With just weeks until the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, taking place November 20-December 18, 2022, Qatar Airways, the Official Airline of FIFA is releasing a limited number of travel packages to allow soccer’s most passionate fans to follow their team of choice throughout the course of the tournament. 

With prices beginning at $5,667 per person, U.S. fans can secure their match tickets, return flights, and accommodation all as part of the package through a single dedicated platform by heading to qatarairways.com/FIFA2022. 

If they are not yet members, fans need to ensure they join the Qatar Airways Privilege Club by visiting qatarairways.com/PrivilegeClub in advance, after which they will then be able to select their preferred options, which come with booking flexibility and seat reservations for their preferred matches. 

Overseas Network, a Miami-based international destination management company and the official travel partner for Qatar Airways, the Official Airline of FIFA, introduced the Official Fan Travel Packages for FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. 

Overseas Network opened an office in Qatar and spent the last year creating sought-after local and authentic cultural attractions outside of the stadium match experience for sports fans attending the World Cup.  Through an additional partnership with ‘Discover Qatar’ and local organizations, these tailor-made and Arabian-rich experiences across the country will cater to the 1.3 million visitors from more than 14 countries expected to visit the region in November. 

As one of the first U.S. based travel organizations to plant its roots in Qatar, serving as a local concierge and travel planner for foreign visitors, Overseas Network is promoting the World Cup in Qatar to mark a new era of understanding and tolerance through an exclusive range of unique experiences throughout the region that include, for example: 

– Luxury pearl fishing in traditional Dhow Boats on sunset cruises

– Bedouin Desert Camp excursions in the Southern Dunes

– Tours by local guides to Education City, an entertainment camp in the northern region

– Soccer matches arranged on a custom-built football field in the desert

– Meet-and-greet receptions for fans with professional players

There has been a surge in demand for tickets to witness games featuring the United States, Brazil, Germany and Spain, making the Qatar Airways portal a perfect one-stop-shop for fans to avoid lining up for passes and secure their entire itinerary from start to finish. A dedicated customer service team provided by our partner Overseas Network will be available specifically for fans purchasing packages from the U.S to attend to any dynamic needs or inquiries

MLS Iron Man” Luis Robles, the recently retired football player and the first ever nominated team member into the New York Red Bulls Legends Row, serves as an athlete brand ambassador for Overseas Network and its FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ program.  More than 100 international students are also being recruited by Overseas Network to assist with the fan-based activity in Qatar during the World Cup – partaking in a 7-day familiarization course by a Qatari training team for local guides.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “With Qatar Airways being the Official Airline of FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, it is indeed a special privilege for us to bring the world’s most prestigious sporting event to the Middle East for the first time. The sport has a huge following in North America and we anticipate unprecedented demand throughout the tournament. As part of our agreement with FIFA, fans from the U.S. and the world can rely on us to enjoy a once-in-a lifetime journey. The fan travel packages will guarantee passengers a remarkable bucket-list trip with a seamless travel experience.”

The tournament will be held across eight world-class stadiums designed to invoke the symbols of Arabian culture. The Al Bayt Stadium will host the Opening Match with a capacity of 60,000 seats, while Lusail Stadium is set to host the Final match of the tournament, with a capacity of 80,000 seats. The remaining stadiums, which include Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium, Al Janoub Stadium, Khalifa International Stadium, Education City Stadium, Stadium 974 and Al Thumama Stadium, will house 40,000 spectators.

Qatar Airways’ 12 U.S. gateways and global network of over 150 destinations further cement its position as the leading international carrier providing global connectivity to and from the U.S. with over 100 weekly flights via the World’s Best Airport 2022, Hamad International. At present, the airline has enhanced connectivity to Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Houston, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, D.C.

As part of Qatar Airways’ goal to bring communities together through sport, the World’s Best Airline has an extensive global sports partnership portfolio that includes soccer-governing bodies such as FIFA, CONCACAF and CONMEBOL. The airline also sponsors some of the world’s biggest soccer clubs including Al Sadd SC, FC Bayern München and Paris Saint-Germain.

A multiple award-winning airline, Qatar Airways was announced as the Airline of the Year at the 2021 World Airline Awards, managed by the international air transport rating organization, Skytrax. It was also named World’s Best Business Class, World’s Best Business Class Airline Lounge, World’s Best Business Class Airline Seat, World’s Best Business Class Onboard Catering’and Best Airline in the Middle East. The airline continues to stand alone at the top of the industry having won the main prize for an unprecedented sixth time (2011, 2012, 2015, 2017, 2019 and 2021). 

Qatar Airways currently flies to more than 150 destinations worldwide, connecting through its Doha hub, Hamad International Airport, voted by Skytrax as the World’s Best Airport 2022. 

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