While Bahrain is only just beginning to develop its potential as a tourism destination, the Ritz-Carlton property in the tiny Middle Eastern country is something of icon. Here Breaking Travel News editor Chris O’Toole calls in as the hotel prepares to celebrate its Silver Jubilee
With a host of new attractions coming onto the market and a boost in visitor numbers out of the UK, Bahrain is enjoying a strong 2019. Speaking to Breaking Travel News in London, minister of tourism Zayed Bin Rashid Alzayani tells us more.
The Bahrain Tourism & Exhibitions Authority has officially announced the successful submersion of its 70-metre long decommissioned Boeing 747. The plane will become the centrepiece to the world’s largest underwater theme park, set to open in August.
Gulf Air has welcomed back Rashid Abdulrahman Al Gaoud to its headquarters in the Kingdom of Bahrain. He returns to the country to take up the role of senior manager of sales in the European and Asian Pacific regions for the national carrier.
The loss-making national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain revealed the plans as part of a five-year strategy to become the customer airline of choice in the Gulf region.
Speaking at World Travel Market in London, Yousef Mohammed AlKhan, director of tourism marketing and promotion for the Bahrain Tourism & Exhibitions Authority, tells Breaking Travel News what the destination is doing to carve out a niche in the competitive Middle Eastern hospitality sector.
The Merchant House has announced the appointment of Justin Kim as general manager. Kim joins the Campbell Gray Hotels property as part of the opening team and brings with him a wealth of industry experience.
Dusit International has appointed two new general managers to its senior leadership team – Patrice Landrein at the recently opened Dusit Princess Moonrise Beach Resort, Phu Quoc, Vietnam, and Maher Abou-Tacca at the upcoming dusitD2 City Centre, Bahrain.
Gulf Air has launched its double daily Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner service connecting Bahrain International Airport and London, Heathrow. Onboard the airline’s inaugural double daily Dreamliner service to London Heathrow were members of the airline’s executive management team.
Al Sahel Resort has announced the development of a new five-star resort on the southwest coast of Bahrain. The announcement was made at Gateway Gulf, which brought together more than 500 global investors and business leaders in Bahrain to explore ways of unlocking the opportunities being created by the economic transformation in the GCC.