Cape Town Tourism welcomes Qatar Airways extended flight schedule

Cape Town Tourism welcomed the recent announcement by Qatar Airways that the airline is planning additional flights to Cape Town.

Cape Town Tourism welcomes Qatar Airways extended flight schedule

Cape Town Tourism welcomed the recent announcement by Qatar Airways that the airline is planning additional flights to Cape Town.

On October 1, 2015, the airline will launch a year-round daily service to Cape Town, up from its current three flights a week.

Says CEO of Cape Town Tourism, Enver Duminy; “Qatar Airways is facilitating an important emerging market for Cape Town in our efforts to address seasonality. A large number of United Arab Emirates citizens travel to the city – and often favor our low season months. Cape Town offers the best of shopping, nature and outdoor experiences and is known to be Halaal-friendly. The development of the Halaal Tourism Market is very important to us.”

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The announcement came as Qatar Airways celebrated a decade of service to South Africa.

Globally, a new app called Halaltrip is making it easier for Halaal visitors to keep up to date with prayer times and find their closest Mosque’s and Halaal facilities as they travel.

The app features destination Cape Town and makes mention of restaurants such as Mezbaan, Alhambra Restaurant and Coffee Shop, Atlantic Express Cake and Coffee Train, Bokaap Kombuis, Eastern Food Bazaar, Food Inn India, Kaprinos, The Lounge on Kromboom, Pepperazzi and Zaika.

Cape Town Tourism is a member of the International Coalition of Tourism Partners (ICTP) .

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