Tourism in Bahrain will be promoted at the World Travel Market in London | THE DAILY TRIBUNE
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The Ministry of Tourism will participate in the “World Travel Market” in London, scheduled for November 7-9.
The market is the largest international tourism and travel event of its kind in the world and one of the most attended international forums focused on the global tourism industry.
The forum’s Bahraini pavilion covers an area of 266 square meters, and in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism, the Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority (BTEA) and the national airline Gulf Air.
The pavilion will feature the latest offers in tourism, travel and air travel packages, in addition to a presentation of possible investment opportunities in various sectors of the Kingdom by the Economic Development Board (EDB).
The pavilion will feature participation from the elite private tourism sector, represented by the Ritz-Carlton Bahrain Hotel, Westin Hotel and Le Meridien City Center Bahrain, Farhat Tours, Al Areen Palace Resort & Spa, Best of Bahrain, Visit Bahrain and the Jumeirah Bahrain Bay Resort & Spa.
Tourism Minister Fatima bint Jaafar Al Sairafi will hold several side meetings with tourism industry leaders who represent both the public and private sectors – including ministers and officials.
She will also participate in high-level meetings with ONWTO representatives.
On the second day of the conference, Al Sairafi will give a special presentation to participants on developments in the tourism industry in Bahrain.
The presentation is part of the Kingdom’s tourism strategy 2022-2026.
The minister said that the participants from the ministry and BTEA at the trade fair will promote the development and potential of the tourism sector in Bahrain.
The Minister of Tourism revealed that the ministry will also work on signing more direct trade agreements as well as bilateral and joint memoranda.
This objective is in addition to identifying the latest developments in travel, tourism, investment, air transport and modern travel technologies and their usefulness to the Kingdom.
Other events of Bahrain’s tourist season will also be promoted, including the Bahrain Grand Prix, which will take place from March 3 to 5, 2023.
The ministry is keen to build on the success of last season when almost 100,000 visitors attended the race, with international visitors accounting for nearly half of the spectators, indicating a 50% increase in the total number of international tourists in F1, compared to 2019.