The Canton Fair Teams Up with Qatar Airways to Launch Special Airfare Offer

GUANGZHOU, China, April 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — The China Import and Export Fair (the Canton Fair) has announced a new partnership with Qatar Airways to bring special airfare offers to all buyers from the Middle East and Africa flying to Guangzhou for the 119th and 120th Canton Fair. The promotion features discounts for both business and economy class travelers booking one-way or round-trip tickets.

“Qatar Airways is one of the most renowned airlines in the world and operates flights to more than 150 destinations on six continents,” said Mr. Liu Quandong, Deputy Director General of Foreign Affairs Office of the Canton Fair. “This special airfare offer is part of our support service package that aims to lower the cost of attending the Canton Fair and will make the experience more enjoyable, convenient and cost-effective for buyers from the Middle East and Africa.”

As the Fair’s designated official airline partner, the Qatar Airways special airfare offer will feature flights that cover 13 countries in the Middle East and 12 countries in Africa, including Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Turkey, Egypt, Kenya and South Africa. The airline will provide buyers from these 25 countries with up to 20 percent discounts on their tickets in accordance with the cabin class.

The special airfare offer will also include a lucky draw of four round-trip economy class tickets for participants.

To register for the offer, log in to the “BEST” (Buyer E-Service Tool) platform on the official Canton Fair website at (new buyers please register first), go to the Qatar Airways special offer promotion page and fill in the contact information as required. Once submitted, you will receive a promotion code for the special offer which can be used on the official Qatar Airways website at

Tickets are on a first come, first served basis. Registration and booking deadlines are as follows:

For 119th Canton Fair: March 1 to May 15, 2016
For 120th Canton Fair: March 1 to November 14, 2016

Departure times are as follows:

For 119th Canton Fair: April 5 to May 15, 2016
For 120th Canton Fair: October 5 to November 14, 2016

About Canton Fair

China Import and Export Fair, also known as the Canton Fair, is held biannually in Guangzhou during spring and autumn. Established in 1957, the Fair is a comprehensive exhibition with the longest history, highest level, largest scale and largest number of products as well as the broadest distribution of global buyers and the highest business turnover in China.

The 119th Canton Fair has launched a series of special offers and services to best accommodate global buyers. In addition to the Qatar Airways partnership, the fair also features exclusive sourcing services, Advertisement Reward for New Buyers (ARNB), VIP lounge and self-service online platform Buyer E-Service Tool (BEST) to create the most comprehensive and convenient experience.