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Gulf Air launches Bahrain stopover packages

Begun in cooperation with the country’s tourism authority, the aim is to highlight Bahrain’s tourism potential.

Gulf Air has introduced new stopover travel packages, which promote the Kingdom of Bahrain as a preferred tourist destination to the airline’s customer base.

The new stopover programme allows eligible passengers to explore Bahrain en route before reaching their final destination.

Available for travellers for the duration of one to four days, the packages can be booked via the airline’s website and worldwide contact centre.

The stopovers include a choice of a range of hotel accommodations, day tours and excursions for authentic Bahraini experiences.

The project is being launched in collaboration with the Bahrain Tourism & Exhibitions Authority, the Nationality, Passport & Residence Affairs department in Bahrain’s Ministry of Interior, and local destination management agencies.

Treasure island
“Bahrain has a lot to offer and we are glad to end an eventful 2018 with the launch of the stopover package,” Krešimir Kučko, chief executive of Gulf Air, remarked.

“When booking online, all our eligible customers will have the opportunity to add up to four nights to spend time on the island and explore its treasures. Our main goal is to promote Bahrain tourism to the global audience.”

Shaikh Khaled bin Humood Al Khalifa, chief executive of the Bahrain Tourism & Exhibitions Authority, added: “We are pleased to collaborate with Gulf Air yet again through the Bahrain stopover packages project. We have always thought of Gulf Air as an innate partner for the tourism promotion of Bahrain, and we believe this new project will be well received by the passengers of the national carrier.”

Gulf Air, which has a fleet size of 34 and flies to 50 destinations, over-expanded in the years leading up to 2012. Following substantial losses, a radical turnaround plan axed a large number of routes including its only link to the Nordic region, to Copenhagen.

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