Qatar Airways and Manchester Airport welcomed more than 100 travel agents, corporates, bloggers and media to Cloud 23 at the Hilton in Manchester to launch the airport’s International Artist In Residence’s Doha exhibition.
Rob Pointon from Cheshire is Qatar Airway’s new International artist in Residence.
Rob flew with the award winning airline Qatar Airways to their home hub, Hamad International Airport, Doha. During his time in Doha Rob explored the magnificent city looking for suitable locations to paint ranging from historical and cultural landmarks to modern and majestic feats of engineering and architecture. These included the UCI Road World Championships and the Spice Souq inside the Souq Waqif.
At the Hilton Hotel Manchester’s Cloud 23 bar were agents from the likes of Only Exclusive, STA Travel, Clarity Travel and Travel Counsellors enjoyed an authentic Arabian experience with food, drink and an Arabic calligrapher.
Speeches on the night were made by Manchester Airport’s Press Office Manager Seb Thompson, Qatar Airways’ Marketing Manager Barbara Di Domenico, Ava Mehta Qatar Airways Tourism Authority’s UK Brand Manager and artist Rob Pointon.
Qatar Airways has been flying from Manchester Airport for 13 years and offers 16 flights per week to Doha. Manchester Airport is the UK’s third largest with 210 destinations served by more than 70 airlines.
Pictured: Rob Pointon – Manchester Airport’s International Artist in Residence at the Doha Exhibition event.