Travel, Tourism & Hospitality

Bahrain Food Festival draws more than 165,000 visitors

The third edition of ‘Bahrain Food Festival’, which concluded on March 10, attracted more than 165,000 visitors since its launch in February.

Organised by the Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority (BTEA), the festival provided an ideal platform for promising local ventures with more than 80 outlets participating including businesses and concepts related to the food industry such as restaurants, cafes, nutrition, culinary equipment and much more.

In addition, it offered visitors varied cuisines including Middle Eastern, Western, Asian, Indian, Organic, and Healthy.

“The BTEA strives to promote the numerous tourist attractions in the Kingdom of Bahrain. The third edition of Bahrain Food Festival aims to boost the growth of the tourism sector by attracting a number of visitors, further strengthening the kingdom’s position on the regional tourism map,” said the Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, Zayed bin Rashid Al Zayani.

Further commenting on the event, the CEO of BTEA, Shaikh Khaled bin Humood Al Khalifa stated: “We are delighted to witness the success of the third edition of the Bahrain Food Festival, which has attracted more than 165,000 visitors from Bahrain and abroad. We also look forward to hosting a number of exciting events and surprises for the entire family throughout the year.”

The Bahrain Food Festival also offered visitors of all ages the opportunity to enjoy family entertainment including live cooking shows, musical shows and other fun activities.

Hosting the festival comes as part of BTEA's long-term strategy to further develop the kingdom's tourism sector on a regional and international level under the slogan 'Ours.Yours.', which contributes towards the Kingdom's economy and the Economic Vision 2030. - TradeArabia News Service