This chapter includes the following articles.
With its long history as a trading centre, its wildlife and its ancient forts and mosques, Bahrain has strong appeal to draw in visitors from near and far. Made up of more than 30 islands, the archipelago is easy access for people living in the Gulf region – making it a prime destination for short stays – and visitors are able to check in to one of the increasing number of four- and five-star hotels operating in the kingdom. With the arrival of major international players and an increase in retail properties, which have established themselves as important aspects of the kingdom’s tourist landscape, not to mention cheaper and more easily obtained visitor visas, there is a lot for those involved in the tourism sector to feel positive about.
This chapter contains an interview Sheikh Khaled bin Humood Al Khalifa, CEO, Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority.