Qatar Airways become Title Sponsor of the GKA Kite World Tour

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Exciting news in the world of competitive kiteboarding, as Qatar Airways become the new long term sponsor of the GKA Kite World Tour… For the full press release, head here.

31 May 2022

DOHA, Qatar – 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 exciting 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.

Qatar Tourism, the Official 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.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, and Qatar Tourism Chairman, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “Kitesurfing is a travel sport where adventure seekers compete in beautiful destinations across many continents around the world. At Qatar Airways, we are proud to support this growing sport and become the preferred airline for athletes and fans travelling to GKA events all around the globe including Qatar, our home country, to experience something new and exciting.”

“There’s no better partner for the Kite World Tour than Qatar Airways, who share our passion for travel, sustainability, exploration, creativity, adventure seeking and competition,” said Dr. Jörgen Vogt, Secretary General of the Global Kitesports Association. “Qatar is quickly becoming the global heart of sport, and we are excited to bring our World Tour opening and Finals to this epicentre in 2023,” he added.


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.



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