Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority resumes charter flights
The Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority (BTEA) has welcomed passengers who arrived on the first charter flight of the new season from Moscow, Russia yesterday. Representatives from BTEA welcomed the passengers at the Bahrain International Airport with a traditional live band performance, giving them a glimpse of Bahrain’s rich history and hospitality of its people. The first flight commissioned by Coral Travel within the charter program from Moscow to Bahrain took place in October 2018 with two flights scheduled per week.
This will be increased to three weekly flights until May 2020, carrying 220 passengers that will be staying in 30 different hotels across Bahrain. “The BTEA has strengthened its presence, bilateral relations and partnerships with travel and tourism organisations, tour operators, travel agents and airlines across the world through its representative offices located in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, India, France, Germany, Russia, Kuwait and the United Kingdom.
“We will continue to work closely with all our representative offices to bring in tourist groups from around the world, further developing the tourism sector and increasing the contribution of non-oil based sectors of the national economy,” said Tourism Advisor at BTEA, Dr Ali Follad. Receiving charter flights comes as part of the BTEA’s long term strategy to bring in large tourist groups, further developing the Kingdom’s tourism sector on a regional and international level under the slogan of ‘Ours. Yours.’, which contributes towards the Kingdom’s economy and the 2030 Economic Vision.
Numerous travel agencies today focus mostly on chartered flights, since it involves renting an entire aircraft as opposed to individual aircraft seats, and creating all-inclusive packages for tourists which includes everything from accommodation to meals and entertainment. Since its launch in 1995, Coral Travel has been a leader in the tourism industry and has become a trusted brand with the best resorts and hotels in 36 countries. Constantly seeking to attract new markets, Coral Travel also sells airline tickets online and organises both individual and group trips for tourists.