Manama Named Capital of Arab Tourism

by BTM

Tue, 07 January 2020

Manama Named Capital of Arab Tourism

Bahrain’s main city was named ‘Capital of Arab Tourism’ for 2020 during the 22nd session of the Arab Ministerial Council for Tourism.

The council, which consists of eight Arab countries, previously elected Bahrain as a member of its Executive Office for a period of two years between 2018 and 2019. During the session, the Kingdom was re-elected as a member of the Executive Office for the next period (2020-2021) and was appointed as the Vice President of the 23rd Session of the council which will be held in Saudi Arabia next year.

Commenting on the occasion, the Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism and Chairman of BTEA (Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority), HE Zayed Al Zayani, expressed the Kingdom’s pride at being named the ‘Capital of Arab Tourism’ for 2020. He also affirmed BTEA’s commitment to further developing this vital sector and bolstering bilateral and Arab ties in the field.

“BTEA’s strategy focusses on developing unique tourism products through hosting a series of events and activities that target all segments of society including families from the GCC and other Arab countries, further contributing to the development of the tourism sector,” he added.