Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Bahrain to host panel discussion on sustainable tourism

The Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority (BTEA) will be hosting a panel discussion on September 28 under the theme “Sustainable Tourism – A Tool for Development”.

The event is being hosted to coincide with World Tourism Day, which is being celebrated today (September 27).

The panel discussion will be attended by multiple stakeholders from the tourism industry. Guest speakers will include: Shaikh Rashid bin Khalifa Al-Khalifa, general manager of Peninsula Farms; Nada Al Alawi, Founder of Annada; Ahmed Khalfan, Head of Marketing at Bin Faqeeh Real Estate Development Co.; and Nayef Al Alawi, the CEO of City Limo.

The panel discussion comes in-line with the appointment of BTEA as a member of the Executive Council of the United Nations World Tourism Organization’s (UNWTO) for the period 2018-2021. This appointment is the result of BTEA’s efforts in developing the local tourism sector and furthering the kingdom’s ability to represent the Middle East region as a paradigm of tourism developments.

World Tourism Day 2017 celebrates sustainable contribution towards the development of the tourism industry and marks the significant influence of sustainable tourism to the economy, the society and the environment.

According to UNWTO, sustainable tourism is a positive tool to eradicate poverty, and protect the environment, as well as improve the quality of live especially in developing countries. - TradeArabia News Service

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