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BTEA Hosts a Familiarization Trip for Leading Saudi and Kuwaiti Wedding Planners
15 November, 2019
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In line with its efforts to further strengthen the Kingdom of Bahrain’s position as an ideal destination for weddings and celebrations, the Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority (BTEA) hosted a familiarization trip for four leading wedding planners from Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, which took place from the 7th until the 9th of November.
BTEA also arranged for meetings between the wedding planners and a number of Bahraini vendors and organizations, such as leading 5 and 4 star hotels, Bahraini wedding planners and organizers, destination management companies and other accommodation venues. A representative of BTEA’s Saudi office also attended the meetings along with the delegation.
In addition, a tour of the Kingdom was organized for the delegations which featured visits to a selection of the Kingdom’s luxury hotels and venues including Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay, The Ritz-Carlton, Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea and Spa, Al Areen Resort, Wyndham Grand Hotel, Jumeirah Royal Saray Bahrain, ART Rotana Amwaj Islands Hotel, The Orangery and La Fontaine.
The delegation also visited the Sea Festival, one of the most-anticipated festivals organized by the BTEA, which celebrates the Kingdom’s historical ties to the sea seeking to educate visitors and tourists on the Kingdom’s sea history.
“By organizing regular meetings with wedding planners from Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, we aim to increase the  number of wedding ceremonies being held in the Kingdom, further positioning Bahrain as an ideal destination for weddings and celebrations,” said Acting Director of Marketing and Tourism Promotion Directorate at BTEA, Dr. Ali Follad.
“Hosting this familiarization trip provided us with the opportunity to promote a wide range of wedding services and event planners we have to offer, as well as showcase unique venues, international luxury hotel chains and boutique offerings. This further positions the Kingdom as a prime wedding destination under the umbrella of “Island Wedding” thereby increasing the wedding sector’s contribution to the national economy in line with the Economic Vision 2030,” he added.
BTEA strives to develop and enhance the Kingdom’s wedding sector, as part of its strategy to promote the Kingdom of Bahrain as the ideal wedding destination in light of its diverse tourism offerings.