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August 27, 2014 Destination Global, Headline News 1 Comment Email Email

egtmedia59VisitScotland and Qatar Airways have joined forces to promote the airline’s one-stop service from Australia to Edinburgh and celebrate Scotland’s superb single-malt whiskies and gourmet food.

About 60 or 70 agents turned out for a ‘Scotland – welcome to our life’ workshop in Sydney. The event, in roadshow mode, is continuing to other state capitals throughput this week. Agents can meet representatives from Rabbie’s tours, Mercat tours, the Scotch Malt Whisky Society and Qatar Airways. In a series of short sessions, you can learn a great deal about Scotland and its wonderful whisky.

Whisky galore. Nicholas Rose of the Scotch Malt Whiskey Society pours a few drams

Whisky duo. Christopher Barnes and Nicholas Rose of the Scotch Malt Whisky SocietyAt Sydney’s Four Seasons hotel, experts from the Scotch Malt Whisky Society paired whiskies with excellent food in a promotion of 2015, year of food and drink. One of the whiskies was described as “strong, sweet and salt” –  a heady combination.

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society’s single-cask, single-malt offerings attracts curious and discerning whisky lovers from around the globe. The society has a growing presence in Australia. The society’s offerings are only ever bottled from a single cask and selected from a range of 129 malt whisky distilleries from Scotland and beyond.

Qatar Airways serves Perth and Melbourne, connecting each with Edinburgh with a single intermediate stop in Doha. The airline is increasing capacity on its Perth route on 1 October 2014 with an aircraft upgrade to a Boeing 777-300.

Marlena Attard of Qatar Airways

The capacity increase from a Boeing 777-200 to a 777-300 will bring a 30% increase in seats on the direct daily flights to Perth Airport, with the number of seats rising by 1064 per week.

Qatar launched its Melbourne route in 2009 and its Perth route in July 2012.

Australian passengers flying Qatar to Edinburgh get to experience the B787 Dreamliner, as that’s what the airline uses on the route on the Doha/Edinburgh leg.

Services from Doha to Edinburgh began in May this year and operate on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

These flights provide the only single-stop option between Edinburgh and both Melbourne and Perth – offering perfectly-timed connections between those cities.

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Written by : Peter Needham

Currently there is "1 comment" on this Article:

  1. Bill McCall says:

    I am always amazed at the hypocrisy of a solidly Muslim nation like Qatar, upholding the virtues of Islam and its no-alcohol beliefs and yet the Airline is in cahoots with a Scotch whisky selling campaign.

    Anyone got any more instances of this type of hypocrisy?

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