Gulf Air hosts customer relations event

Gulf Air is hosting the Worldwide Airlines Customer Relations Association Conference, this week, in the Kingdom of Bahrain.WACRA is an international body of airline customer relations’ professionals from the worldwide airline industry. The annual conference of the body is hosted by one of its member airlines in their respective countries.

“As Bahrain’s flag carrier, we are proud to be given the opportunity to host this global conference in the Kingdom, which is the leading financial centre in the Middle East,” said Gulf Air Board Chairman Mahmood Al Kooheji.

Gulf Air won the pitch last year to host the global conference in Bahrain amid competition from 50 other airlines. The airline, which is the only carrier from the region on the Board of Directors of WACRA, hosted the conference in 1998.

The conference will take place from the 22nd to 24th October 2007 at the Gulf Convention Centre.

Representatives from more than 60 global and regional airlines are expected to attend the conference, where industry experts drawn from governments, international and industry associations, legal firms specialising in air transport issues, regulatory agencies, as well as consumer rights and issues, will address conference sessions and conduct workshops.