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Tuesday, 27 August, 2019, 17 : 30 PM [IST]

Bahrain Tourism expects 50-56% surge in Indian visitors for 2019

Conducts roadshows in Ahmedabad & Kolkata
Bahrain Tourism & Exhibitions Authority (BTEA) organised roadshows in Ahmedabad and Kolkata to attract visitors from the Indian market. BTEA held discussions with several stakeholders, including various tour and travel companies to collaborate and promote the destination. In line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Bahrain, BTEA witnessed presence of close to over 150 tour and travel agents from across the two cities for the roadshow.

“India is the second source market for Bahrain and the board has been taking steady initiatives through trade engagements and media partnerships to highlight the offerings of the destination. We have witnessed a growth of 43% in tourist arrivals from India in 2018 and we are aiming to increase it by 50-56% by year end” said Sunil Mathapati, Country Manager - India, BTEA.

Bahrain has various tourist offerings such as Bahrain Fort, Al Fateh Grand Mosque, Riffa Fort, Old houses of Muharraq, Bahrain International Circuit, Gravity skydiving to offer bespoke experiences to its travellers. The Kingdom will launch the world’s largest underwater theme park, covering an area of over 100,000 square meters.

Bahrain has also emerged as a preferred wedding destination in the Middle East. The kingdom has hosted close to 20 weddings till March 2019. This is in line with BTEA’s strategy to promote MICE and wedding sectors, and further develop country’s tourism under the slogan “Ours.Yours.”
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