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News: Bahrain claims US$13bn in tourism infrastructure investment

The Bahrain Economic Development Board has revealed investment in the country’s tourism infrastructure reached over US$ 13 billion in 2017. The figure covers 14 prominent projects that will further boost growth in the kingdom’s tourism and leisure sector. The sector witnessed rapid growth in the past year, with the total number of tourists visiting the Kingdom increasing by 12.8 per cent in the first nine months of 2017. The kingdom is also witnessing further enhancement to its tourism infrastructure to support this growth, which plays a significant role in Bahrain’s…

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News: Gulf Air to offer new Bahrain visa service alongside VFS Global

Gulf Air has today launched a Bahrain Tourist Visa Service, available via exclusively to the airline’s passengers flying across its global network. The service has been launched in partnership with VFS Global, the world’s largest visa service provider. Travellers with return Gulf Air tickets can now conveniently apply for a visa to the Kingdom of Bahrain online via the website or by visiting their local Gulf Air sales office with the necessary documents no more than 30 days prior to travel to fill in the relevant forms and submit their…

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News: Bahrain to welcome US$10bn in accommodation investment by 2020

The island kingdom of Bahrain has announced that it is set to receive 15 new hotels and beachfront resorts by 2020. The development will have a collective investment of over $ 10 billion and will put Bahrain firmly on the map as a desirable and competitive holiday destination. Bahrain’s exciting new arrivals include world-renowned hotel brands such as One&Only, Wyndham, Fairmont, Vida, The Address, Ibis and Pullman, each set to make their entry over the next three years. They will find themselves in excellent company as they join the destination’s…

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News: Park Regis set to debut in Bahrain this autumn

The Kingdom of Bahrain is set to welcome international hotel brand Park Regis with the opening of the island nation’s first Park Regis Hotel in the Juffair district of Manama in the third quarter of 2017. With 164 guest rooms, six food and beverage outlets including a 1,000 capacity ballroom, swimming pool and gym, this upscale hotel is the perfect introduction to the Bahrain market for the Park Regis brand and its parent company StayWell Hospitality Group. StayWell Hospitality Group chief executive, Simon Wan, said that the recent signing of…

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