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IATA concludes Annual Conference in Qatar

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Qatar Airways successfully concluded hosting the 78th International Air Transport Association (IATA) Annual General Meeting, held under the Patronage of His Highness The Amir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, in Doha, Qatar. The airline industry’s biggest annual event welcomed over 1,000 delegates and aviation leaders from across the globe to discuss significant industry issues.

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The three-day conference provided a golden opportunity for key players within IATA’s 240 member airlines to gather in person and share insights on important topics impacting the future of the airline industry such as eliminating single-use plastic: limiting air pollution and the importance of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). Furthermore, Qatar Airways has signed an expansive codeshare agreement with Virgin Australia and saw the signing of three key Memorandums of Understanding with the IATA Environmental Assessment Program, IATA Postal Accounts Settlement System, and IATA Direct Data Solutions.

To offer a gracious welcome to international guests, the national carrier hosted two unforgettable evenings filled with dazzling entertainment and world-class performances at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center, and the Khalifa International Stadium.

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Juergen T Steinmetz

Juergen Thomas Steinmetz has continuously worked in the travel and tourism industry since he was a teenager in Germany (1977).
He founded eTurboNews in 1999 as the first online newsletter for the global travel tourism industry.

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