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Bahrain’s tourism potential set to be showcased at global forum

Bahrain Business
Thu, 13 Sep 2018

MANAMA: Bahrain International Airport (BIA)’s competitiveness as a regional aviation hub and the kingdom’s potential as a tourism destination is to be showcased at one of the aviation industry’s biggest global events next week.

The operator of the airport, Bahrain Airport Company (BAC) said in a statement that it is taking part in the 24th World Route Development Forum, taking place in Guangdong Province, China, which starts on Saturday and ends on Tuesday.

The company will attend the event alongside the Economic Development Board and the Bahrain Tourism and Exhibition Authority.

More than 3,000 delegates from 110 countries are expected to attend the event, which provides a platform for route development professionals to discuss, develop, and plan network strategy, by bringing together airlines, airport operators, tourism authorities, government bodies and other relevant stakeholders to explore potential partnerships.

BAC chief commercial officer Ayman Zainal said: “World Routes provides an excellent opportunity for us to meet international airlines and airport management companies.

“The forum is an ideal platform to showcase the numerous advantages of operating out of BIA as well as the improvements being made to its infrastructure, facilities and services through the airport modernisation programme. BAC and its partners are working to develop new routes and cargo operations that will serve the needs of businesses and passengers within BIA’s facilities.”

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