Earth Hour at Sharq Village March 19, 2016
Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) and a large group of its partners in the public and private sectors, including hotels and tourist establishments, joined the world in marking Earth Hour 2016 by switching off or dimming lights for one hour. Hotel guests also participated by dimming their lights in their rooms or hotel apartments. 40 tourism establishments participated in Earth Hour, including: The Ritz Carlton Doha, Sharq Village & Spa,
“We are grateful to Tarsheed – the National Campaign for the Conservation and Efficient Use of Water and Electricity in Qatar, for spearheading this effort, and to our partners in the tourism sector, all of whom worked diligently to make Qatar’s participation in Earth Hour a great success,” commented Faisal bin Ahmed Al Mohannadi, Director of Public Relations and Communication at QTA.
QTA recently released a new hotel grading and classification system that is paving the way for a more sustainable, environmentally friendly, and diverse hospitality sector.