The executive chairman of the Bahraini Tourism and Exhibition Administration, Cheikh Khaled Ben Hamoud Al-Khalifa, announced his country’s interest in Morocco’s tourism sector during a meeting with the Moroccan ambassador to Bahrain, Ahmed Rachid Khattabi.
The Bahraini official also welcomed training sessions offered by Moroccan managers and artisans in Bahrain as part of the Executive Arts and Crafts Program adopted by Morocco and Bahrain in September 2016.
According to Al Khalifa, the tourism cooperation between Morocco and Bahrain is one of the pillars of the strategy of the Bahraini Economic Development Authority.
The Moroccan ambassador said that the discussion focused on measures to reinforce tourism exchanges, in light of the launch of a direct flight between Morocco and Bahrain.
Khattabi also spoke about the “success” of the Moroccan-Bahraini Week of Crafts, which took place in September 2016 in Manama.
According to the diplomat, the event consolidated and diversified the range of cooperation between the two countries in tourism.
The event, according to Khattabi, was also a successful experience that offered the opportunity to optimize a national plan to promote tourism.
In July, a report from BMI research forecasted that tourism revenues will continue to support Morocco’s economy.
BMI stated that the sector generated revenues totaling MAD 70 billion in 2017.
The number of overseas visitors entering Morocco reached 11.35 million, a 10 percent increase from 2016.