Bahrain expects new projects to aid tourism boom in 2022
Bahrain is preparing for a tourism boom with new developments and five-star hotels joining its leisure landscape, reports as a “game-changing” project, island developments and five-star properties promise to transform its leisure landscape, reports Nick Webster for The National News.
“It was important Bahrain was ready in a new transformative way to push a new tourism agenda in the market,” said Dr Nasser Al Qaedi, Chief Executive, Bahrain Tourism & Exhibitions Authority.
“In a global environment where tourism has changed, we are focused on 2022 being a year where we can transform the landscape of what is on offer here.
“Hopefully, by the end of the year we will have inaugurated the new Bahrain Exhibition Centre, one of the largest such facilities in the Middle East. It will be a game changer for Bahrain and the Gulf by supporting more events, festivals and conferences.”
We want to populate different parts of the country with things to do, and we are working with Gulf Air to get more people here with incentivised packages with travel deals,” Dr Al Qaedi said.
“This transformation has already started with our new airport. It is a taste of the new infrastructure to come.
“We want to create a unique identity and experience, and we will work with our counterparts in the region to promote the Gulf.
“Anyone coming here every few months will see something new. We are a unique island destination in the Middle East and that is our appeal. Our size is our advantage. Everything is within close proximity,” he added.