Sunday, September 27, 2020

BTEA Wraps Up Participation in the Seatrade Middle East Cruise Forum

A delegation from the Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority (BTEA) concluded its participation in the Seatrade Middle East Cruise Forum, a leading trade event for the cruise ship sector, which took place on December 12 and 13 in Dubai.

The event, held on the sidelines of the Dubai Maritime Week, brought together experts and decision-makers from the region with an aim of providing the necessary platform to enhance business with owners, operators, managers and professionals engaged in procurement, equipment and services in the cruise ship sector. A range of topics and themes related to the status and future of the maritime sector in the Middle East was also discussed.

Speaking at during a panel discussion held on the sidelines of the event, Director of Marketing and Tourism Promotions at BTEA, Yousuf Al Khan, said that extending the cruise season for two months before and after the current date would have a positive impact on the national economy.

“We are delighted to have successfully participated in the event, which comes as part of the Authority’s efforts to strengthen the Kingdom’s tourism status regionally and internationally. We have always been keen to participate in all regional and international exhibitions and events, which is an excellent opportunity to meet with other major companies operating in the tourism sector and government agencies to discuss the latest developments. We aim to attract investment and increase the number of visitors to the Kingdom,” he added.

Seatrade Middle East Cruise Forum is one of the most important international cruise events and is the ideal platform to enhance Bahrain’s position as a leading tourism destination among international exhibitors. The BTEA’s participation in the event aims to promote the Kingdom of Bahrain as a destination for tourist vessels in line with its tourism strategy “Ours Yours” which was launched by the Authority in cooperation with the Economic Development Board. The aim of the tourism strategy is to increase the number of visitors to the Kingdom and to increase the contribution of the tourism sector to the economy.

Since its launch in 2011, Seatrade Middle East has become one of the leading events in the region, making it the perfect platform to highlight the Kingdom’s distinctive tourism features and to promote them among the most important stakeholders, institutions and companies operating in the cruise ship industry.

MOST READ

Health Ministry: target of 6000 volunteers reached

A total of 6000 people hailing from different nationalities have volunteered for the phase III COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials. The Ministry of Health has announced...

HM King addresses United Nations General Assembly

His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa has delivered Bahrain’s address to the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New...

GLOMAT – The First Thai-Bahrain Hybrid Virtual Business Meeting

The Royal Thai Embassy, in cooperation with the Office of SMEs Promotion (OSMEP) Thailand, Institution of Small and Medium Enterprises Development of Thailand and...

Business ventures from Thailand continues in The Kingdom of Bahrain

Since the outbreak of Covid-19 that has unleash an economic downfall, Thai business collaborations continues, expanding business ties between The Kingdom of BAHRAIN AND...

BD 150,000 ‘Shop & Win’ anniversary bonanza

Lulu Hypermarket is celebrating its 13th anniversary of being a retail leader in the Kingdom of Bahrain with a grand ‘Shop and Win’ e-raffle...

The Sustainable Energy Authority, and Rashid Equestrian & Horse Racing Club Signs MoU in the field of Renewable Energy

Dr Abdul Hussein bin Ali Mirza, Chairman of the Sustainable Energy Authority, and Sheikh Salman bin Rashid Al Khalifa, Executive Director of the Rashid...

Gulf Air Appoints Bahraini Country Manager in Kuwait

Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, announces that it has appointed Mr. Mohamed Ibrahim Al Hamer as a Country Manager...

stc Bahrain, the first telecom operator in Bahrain to offer Roadside Assistance and Home Assistance services

stc Bahrain, a world-class digital enabler, is the first telecom operator in Bahrain to venture into Roadside Assistance and Home Assistance services, expanding its...

Driver License and Vehicle Certificates Can Now Be Issued Via Bahrain.bh!

Having earlier introduced a number of traffic services such as Payment of Traffic Conventions and Issuance of International Driving Licenses, the National Portal bahrain.bh...

The National Medical Taskforce for Combating the Coronavirus (COVID-19) provided an update on the COVID-19 response in the Kingdom

The National Medical Taskforce for Combating the Coronavirus (COVID-19) today held a press conference at the Crown Prince Centre for Training and Medical Research...

Bahraini hero Hamza Kooheji beats Aidan James and edges closer to a BRAVE CF title shot

Bahrain’s own Hamza Kooheji earned perhaps the biggest victory of his career as he walked away with a split decision win over Aidan James,...

SCE launches training course for radiological and nuclear emergencies

The Supreme Council for Environment (SCE)’s CEO Dr. Mohammed Mubarak bin Dainah, launched the national training course on responding to radiological and nuclear emergencies. The...

UoB Students Can Pay for Courses and Buy Textbooks Online Via Bahrain.bh!

A busy academic year ahead, compounded with the pressures of maintaining social distancing, may find some students feeling overwhelmed. Such challenges have been a...

The Avenues-Bahrain 3rd Year Anniversary Celebration

The Avenues-Bahrain is celebrating its 3rd year anniversary since opening its doors to the public on the 29th of October 2017. The Avenues –...

Gulf Air Resumes Direct Flights to Dhaka

Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, announces that it has resumed its direct flights to and from Dhaka’s Hazrat Shahjalal...