Bahraini & Israeli tourism ministers look for ways to boost bilateral partnership

By Amirtha P S, Desk Reporter
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During a meeting of the tourism ministers of the two countries in Tel Aviv, officials from Bahrain and Israel discussed the means to increase tourism exchange between the two countries.

The meeting, which was held between, Mr. Zayed bin Rashid Al Zayani, Bahrain’s Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism and Chairman of Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority (BTEA) and Mr. Yoel Razvozov, Israeli Tourism Minister, also looked into the scope of establishing a permanent mechanism for collaboration in building the industry, exchanging expertise, and adopting the latest global trends and standards.

The meeting also highlighted the development of tourism products, the use of modern technology in tourism, and ensuring the development and sustainability of the sector.

Mr. Al Zayani stressing that Israel was among the nine countries targeted for the first time this year in tourism marketing to Bahrain in regional and global markets, stated, “Bahrain welcomes tourists from different countries of the world, and we have paid special attention to attracting Israeli tourists in recent times.”

The Israeli Minister said that the structure and environment of the tourism sector in both countries are very similar, which makes opportunities and challenges similar between the two sectors.

“We count on cooperation with our counterparts in Bahrain in order to exchange experiences and build a better common understanding on how to accelerate the advancement of tourism in our two countries, especially after recovering from the pandemic,” Mr. Razvozov said.

Furthermore, the Minister stressed the importance of bolstering bilateral partnerships, expressing his aspiration for the tourism sector to be a key pillar of cooperation between the two countries, and to attain a positive impact on the rest of the sectors, including the commercial and economic sector in general.

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