Number of Russian tourists travelling to Bahrain reaches more than 10,000

Figures reveal that the tourists average stay equalled nine nights, according to the CEO of Bahrain Tourism and Exhibition Authority

Image source: Wyndham – Days Inn Manama
Image source: Wyndham – Days Inn Manama

The Bahrain Tourism and Exhibition Authority (BTEA) has “succeeded” in attracting more than 10,000 Russian tourist to Bahrain, the online news outlet News of Bahrain has reported.

The CEO of BTEA Shaikh Khaled bin  Humood Al Khalifa  said that this has increased occupancy rates in the Kindgdom.

Reportedly, he said to the news outlet that the number of tourists nights has reached 34, 578 nights with atotal expenditure of tourisuts arriving amoiunting to BHD 7,217, 730  US (US $19.1 million). He added that the tourist are staying at 30 hotels cross the Kingdom.

Hotelier Middle East published a story on 21 April 2019 on how the Bahrain Economic Devlopment Board is also helping to plug a gap in Bahrain's midscale hotel market. Speaking exclusively to Hotelier Middle East, Ali Murtaza, the Board's director, said that a decrease in consumer spending is behind the drive for more midscale properties.

Murtaza pointed out that [Bahrain] is looking to expand its network of visitors and that the BTEA has opened six international offices, including in the Ukraine, Germany and China, as well as Russia. 

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