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Bahrain Receives the “Most Promising New Destination for Indian Weddings” in WOW Awards Asia 2019
29 June, 2019
The Kingdom of Bahrain has received the "Most Promising New Destination for Indian Weddings" award as a result of the Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority (BTEA) successfully implementing its tourism strategy, and its continual efforts in highlighting the Kingdom of Bahrain on the global tourism map, and demonstrating its potential in attracting tourism and hosting wedding ceremonies. Dr. Ali Follad, Tourism Advisor at the BTEA, received the award on behalf of the BTEA, and event was attended by representatives from BTEA’s representative office located in India, the national carrier Gulf Air, along with various five-star hotels to promote their distinctive outdoor and indoor wedding halls, including the Four Seasons Bahrain Bay, Sofitel Zallaq, and the Gulf Hotel.
The award ceremony, which took place on the 28th of June in New Delhi, India, followed the three-day WOW Awards and Convention Asia 2019, an ideal platform for deals and investments which brings together approximately 300 exhibitors from the wedding industry, as well as exhibitors specialized in organizing meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions from more than 30 countries around the world. In addition, the event attracts more than 1,000 visitors from major companies each year.
“I am honored to receive this award on behalf of BTEA in recognition of our efforts to enhance the Kingdom of Bahrain’s position as a leading tourist destination which hosts wedding ceremonies, celebrations and social events. We are also proud to be working closely with a cooperative team which involves official and semi-authorities in addition to the private sector who have significantly contributed to this achievement,” said Tourism Advisor at BTEA, Dr. Ali Follad.

Developing the wedding sector comes as part of them BTEA’s long-term strategy to strengthen the Kingdom of Bahrain’s position in the region as an ideal destination for families.
BTEA continues to participate in international exhibitions and conferences to promote the Kingdom of Bahrain and enhance its position as an ideal destination for hosting weddings in addition to various MICE opportunities.