Bahrain’s Gulf Air launches new stopover travel deals

Na­tional car­rier of Bahrain re­veals new ini­tia­tive to pro­mote the coun­try as a tourist des­ti­na­tion to its global cus­tomer base

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Gulf Air, the na­tional car­rier of Bahrain, has an­nounced the launch of new stopover travel pack­ages de­signed to pro­mote the coun­try as a tourist des­ti­na­tion to its global cus­tomer base.

The new stopover pro­gramme has been launched in re­sponse to the di­rec­tives of the ex­ec­u­tive com­mit­tee, chaired by Crown Prince Sal­man bin Ha­mad Al Khal­ifa, in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Min­istry of In­te­rior’s Na­tion­al­ity, Pass­port & Res­i­dence Af­fairs (NPRA), Bahrain Tourism & Ex­hi­bi­tions Au­thor­ity (BTEA) and lo­cal des­ti­na­tion man­age­ment agen­cies.

El­i­gi­ble pas­sen­gers on Gulf Air can now ex­plore Bahrain en-route be­fore reach­ing their fi­nal des­ti­na­tion, the air­line said in a state­ment.

It added that the stopover pack­ages, avail­able for both Fal­con Gold and econ­omy trav­ellers for the du­ra­tion of 1-4 days, can be booked via the air­line’s web­site and world­wide con­tact cen­tre.

The pack­ages com­prise a wide range of ho­tel ac­com­mo­da­tions, day tours and ex­cur­sions for authen­tic Bahraini ex­pe­ri­ences.

Bahrain Tourism & Ex­hi­bi­tions Au­thor­ity’s CEO, Sheikh Khaled bin Hu­mood Al Khal­ifa, said: “We are pleased to col­lab­o­rate with Gulf Air yet again through the Bahrain stopover pack­ages project. We’ve al­ways thought of Gulf Air as an in­nate part­ner of tourism pro­mo­tion of Bahrain, and we be­lieve this new project will be well re­ceived by pas­sen­gers of the na­tional car­rier, and will en­cour­age them to stopover in Bahrain and hope­fully come back to dis­cover more.”

“Bahrain has a lot to of­fer and we are glad to end the event­ful 2018 with the launch of the stopover pack­age. When book­ing on­line, all our el­i­gi­ble cus­tomers will have the op­por­tu­nity to add up to four nights to spend time in the is­land and ex­plore its trea­sures. Our main goal is to pro­mote Bahrain tourism to the global au­di­ence,” added Gulf Air’s CEO, Kres­imir Kucko.

The air­line has de­fined 2018 as the #YearOfChange as it in­volved many changes to the busi­ness, such as a new brand, new liv­ery, new fleet, new uni­form, new des­ti­na­tions and a new strat­egy.

Gulf Air re­ceived five Boe­ing 787-9 Dream­lin­ers and one Air­bus A320­neo air­craft this year and launched flights to six new des­ti­na­tions - Ban­ga­lore and Cali­cut in In­dia, Alexan­dria and Sharm El Shaikh in Egypt, Casablanca in Mo­rocco and Baku in Azer­bai­jan.

The pack­ages com­prise a wide range of ho­tel ac­com­mo­da­tions, day tours and ex­cur­sions for authen­tic Bahraini ex­pe­ri­ences.

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