Bahrain welcomed a total of 5.9 million visitors during the first of 2018, an increase of 5.8 per cent compared to the same period last year. It was announced during the Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority’s (BTEA) third board meeting for the year, headed by the minister of industry, commerce and tourism, Zayed bin Rashid Al Zayani.
The board praised the solid financial results and the growth achieved by BTEA during the previous months. The meeting also included a presentation discussing BTEA’s strategic projects which aim to attract tourists from all around the world.
In addition, the board discussed the BTEA’s projects that aim to develop the kingdom’s tourism infrastructure, leading to the surge of leisure tourism and improvement of water sports activities.
The proposal submitted by the BTEA to host the 109th United Nations World Tourism Organization Executive Council Meeting, which included the meeting agenda and plans for the accompanying conference, was also discussed during the meeting.
The board also expressed their gratitude to the management and employees of BTEA.
Source Credit: Trade Arabia