From The Report: Bahrain 2022
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Bahrain has targeted the tourism sector as a top driver of growth and diversification as the economy recovers from the Covid-19 pandemic. Indeed, as the only island nation in the Middle East and home to large-scale events such as the Formula 1 Bahrain Grand Prix event, the country is well positioned to meet these goals. It has long been a top destination for travellers from Saudi Arabia – attracted by its entertainment, dining and shopping options – with the two countries connected via the King Fahd Causeway. Officials are looking to diversify both source markets and offerings, and have implemented a series of measures and projects aimed at meeting these objectives.

This chapter contains an interview with Nasser Ali Qaedi, CEO, Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority.