Bahrain Tourism representative offices show growth in Q1
The Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority’s (BTEA) seven representative offices across the globe have all reported growth in sales and tourist trips to the kingdom during the first quarter of 2019.
In a statement released yesterday, BTEA announced the key achievements of its representative offices in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, UK, Germany, India, China and Russia, revealing tourism statistics for each of the offices.
The representative office in Germany witnessed an increase in the sales of travel agencies by 59 per cent and a 17 per cent increase in the number of tourist trips in comparison to the same period last year.
The Indian representative office witnessed an increase of 690 per cent in the sales of travel agencies, an increase in the number of trips by 3 per cent and total arrivals by 32 per cent compared to the same period last year.
The Russian office reported an increase of 728 per cent in the sales of travel agencies, and increase in the number of trips by 107 per cent and a rise in total arrivals by 101 per cent compared to the same period last year.
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In addition, Saudi Arabia witnessed an increase of 31 per cent in sales of travel agencies and an 8 per cent jump in the number of trips in addition to a 4 per cent increase in total arrivals compared to the same period last year.
The UK representative office saw an increase of 42 per cent in the sales of travel agencies and an increase in the number of trips by 5 per cent, in addition to an 11 per cent increase in total arrivals compared to the same period last year.
Commenting on the results, the chief executive officer of BTEA, Shaikh Khaled Bin Humood Al Khalifa, said that the growth of the representative offices was primarily due to the intensive promotions campaigns organised by BTEA throughout the year, which resulted in fruitful partnerships with a number of tourism companies in order to bring in more tourist groups to Bahrain. – TradeArabia News Service