The organizing committee of the Bahrain Shopping Festival ‘Shop Bahrain’ held an appreciation ceremony for their stakeholders and partners. The appreciation dinner that was held on Tuesday, 28th March 2017 at the Four Seasons Bahrain Bay, aimed to thank all partners from the public and private sectors as well as the media for their involvement in the third edition of the Festival.
“The Festival’s main objectives comes in line with BTEA’s strategy of hosting initiatives that enhances the Kingdom’s position as an accessible family destination with close proximity while increasing tourist inbound that contributes to the national economy,” said the Chief Executive of Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority, H.E Shaikh Khaled bin Humood Al Khalifa.
“The third edition of ‘Shop Bahrain’ has achieved many notable achievements that have boosted the tourism sector in the Kingdom as the occupancy of the 4 and 5 star hotels reached BD9 Million during that period.” he also added
Further commenting on the Festival, Shop Bahrain Project Director, Mr. Yousef Al Khan, said: “Through this event, we would like to express our gratitude and appreciation to all the partners who made this event a success including our strategic partners, participating hotels, malls, and restaurants.”
“We will also ensure to enhance the upcoming editions of this national initiative by providing visitors a unique shopping experience and hope to continue the partnership developed with all stakeholders,” added Al Khan.
‘Shop Bahrain’ was a 30-day celebration, held from 19th January until 18th February, that provided visitors with a unique shopping experience filled with family-fun entertainment as it also awarded shoppers by providing valuable prizes through the weekly raffle draw that included 12 cars, 35,000 instant prizes, and airline tickets. This edition was co-organized by the Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority and Tamkeen and held in partnership with stakeholders from the public and private sectors such as Batelco, Gulf Air, and YK Al Moayyed & Sons.