Manama, Shaikh Khalid bin Humood Al Khalifa, CEO of Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority (BTEA), praised the success achieved by Bahrain International Air Show (BIAS2018)'s fifth edition held under the Royal patronage of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa.
Shaikh Khalid expressed congratulations to His Highness Shaikh Abdullah bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Personal Representative of His Majesty the King and Chairman of the High Organising Committee, on Bahain's successful hosting of the exhibition that witnessed spectacular attendance.
He pointed out that the Bahrain International Air Show is one of the Kingdom's tourism-attractive instruments, adding that it provided the opportunity to promote Bahrain as a highly competitive tourism hub, featuring its national cadres who are capable of hosting the top international event.
The major event contributed to boosting hotel occupancy rates by 20 percent in five- and four-star hotels. A considerable increase in economic activities was recorded in tourist facilities, shopping malls, restaurants and coffee shops simultaneously with the Bahrain International Air Show.
BTEA chief executive affirmed that the Bahrain International Air show successive accomplishments at the Sakhir Airbase under the patronage of His Majesty the King, amidst vast international applause, positions the Kingdom of Bahrain as a major destination of hosting international conferences and exhibitions.
Source: Bahrain News Agency