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The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) concluded its 109th Executive Council session in Manama, Bahrain with members showing appreciation both for progress made under the 2018 institutional priorities and for the organisation’s financial stability and restructuring process.

Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, in partnership with Le Ceylan & Ceylon in style, a leading destination management company in Sri Lanka recently arranged a familiarisation trip for tour operators from Amman to Colombo, Sri Lanka.

StayWell Holdings announced the expansion of its Park Regis brand into Bahrain with the opening of the country’s first Park Regis hotel.

Karim El Berkchi has been recently appointed as the new director of sales and marketing of Mövenpick Hotel Bahrain, a property located a short distance from Manama’s business centre.

Bahrain International Exhibition & Convention Centre hosted a meeting of between high-ranking officials of Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority (BTEA) and Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry Old Markets Committee (BCCI) on July 17, during which the parties discussed the national development project of Manama’s old souq.

In line with its strategy to balance its portfolio to include half of its operations outside of Thailand by 2022, Dusit International has recently signed a management agreement with Al Manzil Hospitality Group to launch a contemporary leisure and business hotel in Manama.

Cineco announced the reopening of Al Hamra Cinema in Manama on June 22, following extensive refurbishments.

Bahrain Tourism and Exhibition Authority (BTEA) organised the GCC inaugural meeting on January 25 – 26, which took place in Manama.

The sixth annual GCC Financial Forum, which took place earlier this year in Manama, saw some 800 financial industry experts convene to determine the sector's way ahead.

In partnership with international hospitality chain AccorHotels, Action Hotels has unveiled plans to develop the second ibis Styles-branded property in Bahrain, ibis Styles Manama Diplomatic Area.