FIFA World Cup

NBK and Khaya enter partnership

NBK and Khaya enter partnership to provide world-class products and services for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar

Doha, Qatar, November 2018: NBK Holding, one of the leading business holding groups in Qatar and Khaya, a global travel and logistical support organisation, have signed an agreement to partner and support the upcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

The agreement was signed at NBK Headquarters in Doha by HE Sheikh Nawaf Bin Nasser Al Thani, NBK Chairman and Mr. Volkhard Bauer, CEO and Founder of Khaya, in the attendance of Nasser Bin Nawaf Al Thani, deputy CEO of NBK Holding and representatives of both Parties including Farrukh Abbas and Volker Schmidt of NBK and Kyungwon Han, Khaya Operations Manager.

The agreement will allow NBK and Khaya to utilize their joint expertise and services to support the serviced accommodation and travel needs of the World Cup staff and visitors. Relying on their individual expertise and long history operating within the sector, NBK and Khaya will merge the skills of each organisation to present tailor made services for all visitors including market research, planning, accommodation, flights and comprehensive tailored trip programs including for must-try restaurants and top cultural and tourist destinations, and a host of other services.

HE Sheikh Nasser Bin Nawaf Al Thani, deputy CEO of NBK Holding said of the new partnership: “We are honoured to be working with Khaya, in a move which will allow regional and international visitors planning to attend the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar to benefit from their international expertise, coupled with our local knowledge and resources. Through this partnership NBK will be able to provide state of the art services for visitors and staff, ensuring they enjoy this eagerly anticipated event.

“Thanks to the vision of our wise leadership, we are moving forward to contribute effectively in delivering a legacy event that will remain in the memory of all generations, both at home and abroad.”

Volkhard Bauer, Khaya Group CEO explained: “As a company specialising in accommodation and travel arrangements, we are pleased to partner with the leading business group in Qatar, Nasser Bin Khaled, which we believe is a perfect fit for our business, and will facilitate the provision of world class services that will ensure an unforgettable experience for the estimated 1.2 million visitors to the World Cup in Qatar.”

Khaya is a global travel and logistical support organization highly experienced in the provision of customized accommodation, travel and hospitality solutions at major international sporting events. Founded in South Africa in 2007, and with nine offices around the globe (Portugal – Head Office, Brazil, USA, France, Germany, Japan, Korea, Russia, South Africa), Khaya has perfected the supply of serviced apartments. Khaya employs the best local expertise, who speak the language, know the culture and – above all – understand and implement the needs of the client.

NBK Holding is one of the leading family business groups in Qatar. Founded in the early 1950’s by the late Sheikh Nasser Bin Khaled Al Thani, the group had a distinct vision and was committed to establishing a world-class company, one in which entrepreneurial excellence was the norm, whose innovative and ethical business practices would benefit not only its individual customers, but also the State of Qatar.

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