Bahrain prepares to exhibit at WTM 2022

Bahrain prepares to exhibit at WTM 2022

The Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority (BTEA) is preparing to exhibit at World Travel Market 2022 with a senior delegation in attendance including Mrs Fatima Al Sairafi, Minister of Tourism, Bahrain. The UK is a core overseas European market for the destination and so the show is a key exhibition in the tourism authority’s calendar. 

BTEA’s attendance at WTM 2022 offers an opportunity for the destination to showcase Bahraini culture with traditional art displays taking place on the stand throughout the week such as Calligraphy and Henna. The ever-popular F1 Simulator will also return to the stand challenging visitors to complete a lap of the Bahrain F1 circuit in the fastest time. The destination has plenty to shout about at WTM as Bahrain enters an exciting period for tourism to the Kingdom with a host of new developments arriving this year and in the pipeline including… 

Bahrain launches twice weekly direct flight between Manchester and Bahrain in summer 2022 

On 1 June 2022, Gulf Air boosted UK travellers’ links to the Middle East with the addition of twice weekly direct flights between Manchester and Bahrain, running all year-round. This route not only makes travel to Bahrain easier from the regional hub city, but also helps put Bahrain on the international map for further trade and tourism opportunities from the UK. 

The Address Hotel to open in November 2022 

Bahrain is set to welcome The Address Hotel in November 2022 on the Marassi Al Bahrain beachfront. The property will be Emaar Hospitality Group’s second hotel to open in the Kingdom, alongside Vida Hotels & Resorts which opened in December 2021. Located on the Marassi beachfront with direct access to the beach and the soon to open Marassi Galleria Shopping Mall, the hotel boasts the perfect balance of tranquillity and vitality. The luxury property will boast 110 rooms and 17 suites, alongside a trendy alfresco, sea-facing pool bar and rooftop infinity pool, offering panoramic sea views.   

Bahrain to host the 2023 Formula 1 Grand Prix kick-off race  

With the 2023 FIA Formula 1 World Championship kicking off early next year, the globally acclaimed Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) is readying itself to take centre stage and host the very first race of the season on 5th March 2023. Located at Sakhir, 30km south-west of the capital city Manama, the spectacular venue is designed by renowned curator Herman Tilke and is reputed as one of the most advanced in the world. With the excitement building for the 2023 kick off race, racing fans and thrill seekers are in for a treat to experience the best of Arabian hospitality, heritage and world-class entertainment. 

Bahrain’s first eco-friendly, luxury property to open in 2024  

Set to open in 2024, The Mantis Bahrain Hawar Island Hotel & Resort will be the first environmentally-focused resort in Bahrain and, as part of the Accor group, the first Mantis hotel to open in the Middle East. Situated a 45-minute boat ride from mainland Bahrain on the UNESCO-recognised Hawar Island, the property will be surrounded by a wildlife sanctuary home to an array of different species including Arabian oryx, sand gazelles, endangered dugongs, and multi-coloured coral reefs, each a credit to the island’s rich natural history. Immersed entirely within nature, the resort offers the chance to stay in overwater villas and sleep under the stars. Ensuring that the island’s pristine environment remains undisturbed by the new hotel build, the resort will implement a number of systems to sort and reuse biodegradable waste, and continually rework technologies to reduce its energy and water use. Incorporating luxurious accommodation and adventure activities on its doorstep, alongside authentic and sustainable visitor experiences, the property will be an exciting addition to the destination’s accommodation portfolio. Link

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