Sudipta Dev – Mumbai
Qatar Airways flies from 12 cities in India with 95 flights per week, connecting to various destinations in Europe, Middle East, North and South America via Doha. The airline is partnering with Zurich Tourism to promote the city as a MICE and leisure destination for Indian travellers. A four-city roadshow was also organised recently for this. “The airline provides excellent connectivity to Zurich on board the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The Dreamliner redefines luxury in the skies, employing new technologies that actual invigorates and promote comfort and health aboard. We offer onward connection to Zurich via our hub in Doha, with 14 flights scheduled per week between Doha and Zurich,” said Henry Moses, country manager, Qatar Airways, adding that, apart from Zurich, the airline also operates connections seamlessly to Geneva, this provides another option for visitors to enter Switzerland.
Qatar Airways has daily flights to Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Goa, Hyderabad, Kozhikode, Trivandrum, Kolkata, Chennai, Bengaluru, with 11-flights-a-week to Kochi and double daily to the capital, Delhi. “We recently announced our plans to extend Boeing 787 Dreamliner route network to India with the launch of services to and from Delhi and Bengaluru starting September 1, 2013,” mentioned Moses.
Focusing on the attractions of Zurich an ideal host region for meetings, conventions and seminars, Esther Grob, area manager Russia, India, Asia, Zurich Tourism said, “Nowadays MICE requirements are changing at a slow pace, with more and more corporates moving to new destinations in search of exotic venues and looking for more possibilities during a meeting and after. From traditional banquet halls to trendy hotels, and from ancient palaces to national art museums, Zurich offers a wide range of unique locations to hold events and conferences. In addition, options for post-event activities in Zurich are endless. The city offers the most extensive and colourful nightlife scene in Switzerland.” She added that business people visiting Zurich can also discover and enjoy the city’s unique mix of pleasure, entertainment, nature and leisure activities.