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Bahrain to attract 14.1m tourists by 2026

Bahrain has announced plans to attract 14.1 million tourists by 2026 as part of a new strategy to diversify its economy.

The kingdom aims to increase the average daily visitor spend to BHD74.8 and raise a tourist’s stay on average to 3.5 days. The new strategy has four main objectives: To increase the contribution of tourism to GDP to reach 11.4 per cent in 2026; highlight Bahrain’s position as a global tourist hub; increase the number of targeted countries to attract more tourists; and diversify tourism products.

In all, the country is investing more than $10bn directly in tourism infrastructure projects, such as new hotels and museums.


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