Occidental Petroleum of Qatar Ltd. signs a sponsorship agreement with Qatar Youth Hostels Association

Occidental Petroleum of Qatar Ltd. (“Oxy Qatar”) and Qatar Youth Hostels Association (“QYH”) have signed a sponsorship agreement to support youth tourism activities carried out by QYH. These activities are being carried out through a number of initiatives and programs such as “Discover Qatar in 144 hours” and “Qatar Explorer Guide“, as part of the role of Oxy Qatar in community development. The supporting programs are concerned with youth development and care in order to encourage the youth to be an effective building block in society.

The sponsorship agreement was signed by Mr. Ahmed Hassan Alobaidly, CEO of QYH and Mr. Andrew H. Kershaw, President & General Manager of Oxy Qatar.

QYH recently launched a series of qualitative initiatives, including “Discover Qatar in 144 Hours“. This is a tourist program directed towards youth groups from various youth hostels around the world to discover Qatar in 144 hours, to learn about the most important tourist, heritage and sports places and to explore Qatar.

The “Qatar Explorer Guide” initiative has been launched in several languages and will later be published as a luxury book to serve as a historical reference guide for Qatar travel enthusiasts. The guide addresses Arab youth in general as well as Qatari youth in particular, conveying experiences in tourism and travel and engaging in various adventures.  It will also provide a vivid picture of Qatar to young explorers around the world.

Mr. Andrew H. Kershaw stated – “Occidental strives to be a Partner of Choice everywhere we operate by investing time and resources in programs that strengthen local communities.  As Qatar continues to grow in importance as an international destination, we are very pleased to form a new partnership with Qatar Youth Hostels Association. ‘Discover Qatar in 144 hours’ and ‘Qatar Explorer Guide’ provide a unique opportunity to highlight the country’s cultural diversity to a world-wide audience.”

The CEO of QYH – Mr. Ahmed Hassan Alobaidly stated – “Qatar Youth Hostels Association is delighted to partner with Occidental Petroleum of Qatar Ltd. We would like to thank Oxy Qatar for supporting us by sponsoring our programs. We ensure that our initiatives are qualitative and aligned with the objectives of the Qatari Youth Hostels Association movement in particular and the objectives of the Ministry of Culture and Sport in general and the Qatar National Vision 2030. It also comes within our strategic goals and vision of ‘Passion of the youth’ towards discovering the world with a high level of awareness and the ability to interact positively with different cultures.”

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