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Qatar Airways Takes Flight with GKA Kite World Tour


In its goal to bring communities together through sport, Qatar Airways is expanding its sports sponsorship portfolio to become the Title Partner and Official Airline of the GKA Kite World Tour for three years. The partnership combines the skies and the seas to celebrate one of the fastest growing and most exhilarating new sports.


The GKA Kite World Tour visits many of Qatar Airways’ global destinations including: Brazil, Germany, Maldives, Morocco, and Spain. For more information on the Qatar Airways GKA World Tour schedule, please click visit gkakiteworldtour.com.


Qatar Tourism, the Official Tourism Partner of the Kite World Tour, looks forward to welcoming fans from around the world to experience a unique offering in 2023, during the Visit Qatar Freestyle World Cup, which will be hosted at the new state-of-the-art kite beach resort in Fuwairit.


As part of the commitment to this new and exciting partnership, a new world-class kite beach resort is set to open in Fuwairit in the near future. Located in the northeast of Qatar, the natural gem is a renowned and ideal destination for beachgoers.


To kick-off the new partnership, Qatar Airways will visit Tarifa, Spain, this June for the Qatar Airways Big Air World Championships. The 16-day event is the first of its kind in kitesports – and will include the Qatar Airways GKA Awards ceremony and the Visit Qatar Kite Expo.


The GKA’s mission is to develop kitesurfing and other kite sports by making them more accessible while bringing world-class competition to every corner of the world. This includes creating world championship events for freestyle, kite-surf, hydrofoil freestyle, and big air disciplines.


There are currently three million active kiters in the world, and that number is increasing quickly as more and more people discover the thrill of the sport.


Qatar Airways currently flies to more than 140 destinations across the world via its hub at the Hamad International Airport, Doha.

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