Travel, Tourism & Hospitality

Bahrain gears up for debut travel, tourism forum

Leading global players from tourism-related businesses such as travel agencies, airlines, lodges, hotels and destination management companies (DMCs) will be showcasing their services and products at the inaugural Gulf Travel and Tourism Forum being held in Bahrain.
The event is being organised from October 23 to 25 at the Gulf Convention Cente under the patronage of Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority (BTEA).
A first-of-its-kind event in the kingdom, the Forum is being held in co-ordination with the Action Leaders for Women Advancement (Alwane). It will be managed by Worksmart for Events Management.  
The three-day event will also host a cluster of outstanding speakers to deliver a quality knowledge-sharing platform in the conference.
It will allow visitors to gain a better understanding of local tourism destinations, products, said the organisers. 
The forum aims to provide a platform for Bahraini’s hospitality industry to promote and market their products and services to all involved in the industry, including the public.
According to the organisers, the event’s primary objective is to promote Bahrain as one of the top MICE destinations in the region.
On the sidelines of the Forum, a number of activities will be held that reflects Bahraini’s hospitality, in addition to a series of workshops and discussions related to the tourism sector, it stated.
The upcoming event is set to attract a number of hotels, airlines, travel agencies and tour operators from across the GCC region as well as leading leisure destinations in Bahrain. Also it will see global travel agencies and international tourist promotion offices taking part, said the organisers.
This initiative comes as a fundamental support to the strategic partnership between the private sector and civil society associations and the BTEA and long-term exhibitions to develop the tourism sector, especially tourism conferences and highlight the tourism components to support the efforts that enhance the contribution of the tourism sector positively in the GDP in line with the vision of the Kingdom Economic 2030, it added.-TradeArabia News Service