Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Chief Executive Officer of BTEA and the Russian Ambassador Discuss Bolstering Bilateral Tourism Relations

The Chief Executive Officer of Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority (BTEA), H.E. Shaikh Khaled bin Humood Al Khalifa, received the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the Kingdom of Bahrain, H.E. Mr. Igor Kremnev at his office in Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Centre.

During the meeting, H.E Shaikh Khalid bin Humood Al Khalifa stressed the importance of bolstering bilateral relations and further enhancing areas of cooperation between both countries across all economic fields especially the tourism sector, which is considered a main pillar for the development of the local tourism sector on a global level. H.E. Shaikh Khaled bin Humood Al Khalifa also discussed the results achieved by BTEA’s representative office in Russia and the partnerships they have established with travel agencies to attract visitors through touristic packages and weekly charter flights. All of these efforts have significantly increased the number of incoming Russian tourists to reach 101% within the same quarter of last year.

On his part, H.E. Mr. Igor Kremnev expressed his gratitude to H.E Shaikh Khalid bin Humood Al Khalifa for the warm welcome he received during the meeting, expressing his readiness to enhance joint efforts and bilateral initiatives and to continue to explore new horizons of cooperation in the interest of both countries.

This meeting comes as part of a series of bilateral meetings held between BTEA and ambassadors to the Kingdom, in order to promote its tourism identity under the slogan of ‘Ours.Yours.’ with an aim to develop the tourism sector in line with the Economic Vision 2030.

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