Bahrain to Host Four Major Weddings in the Coming Months

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Published October 16th, 2018 - 04:38 GMT
Advisor to the Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority, Dr. Ali Hassan Follad.
Advisor to the Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority, Dr. Ali Hassan Follad.

The Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority (BTEA) announced that it will be hosting four major weddings, with more than 2,000 guests arriving via Gulf Air, the national carrier of Bahrain.

“We are pleased to be hosting four major Indian weddings in the upcoming months which will contribute USD$5 million to the Kingdom's GDP and further promote Bahrain as a prime wedding destination. The weddings will be held during the period between November 2018 and February 2019,” said the Advisor to the Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority, Dr. Ali Hassan Follad.

“The BTEA aims to provide the needed support to seamlessly host weddings in Bahrain by providing turn-key solutions including organizing logistics, venue selection, in addition to liaising with suppliers and industry professionals such as Gulf Air,” he added.

Bahrain boasts a number of 5 and 4 star hotels with a fully dedicated service sector that is able to offer all services from food and beverages, entertainment and unique wedding concepts.

Hosting these major weddings comes in line with the BTEA’s 2016-2018 strategy to promote the Kingdom as a prime wedding destination under the umbrella of “Island Wedding” and is a result of the BTEA’s participation in several exhibitions held in India, where a wide range of wedding services were showcased such as wedding and event organizers and unique venues, international luxury hotel chains and boutique offerings. The Kingdom’s diverse offerings also make it an ideal destination for families and international tourists.

Background Information

Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority (BETA)

Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority was established in 2015 under the Royal Decree number (76) for the year 2015 issued by His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, King of Bahrain. Whereas the first clause of the Decree number (10) stated that an authority should be established under the supervision of the Council of Ministers

In 2015, BTEA started its operations under the Decree number (9) for the year 2015 to append the Tourism Affairs to the Ministry of Industry and Commerce based on the recommendation of HRH Prime Minister and under the law number (62) of the year 2016 to establish and regulate the Bahrain Exhibition and Convention Authority (BECA) and the Decree number (1) for the year 1985 to establish a Supreme Council for Tourism, and the law number (15) for the year 1986 to regulate the Tourism sector amended by a Law by Decree number (12) for the year 1994.

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