Supporting tourism growth through cultural development and promotion

With Manama officially proclaimed the “Capital of Gulf Tourism 2016” by the tourism ministers of the GCC, 2017 will see a series of projects and exhibitions planned and delivered to help boost intra-regional tourism and showcase Bahrain’s cultural and tourism potential.

Further to this, Saudi Arabia has started a new phase they have named “Heritage Economy and Return of Human to Ethics” which will see the development of projects and programs for the preservation, development, and investment of national heritage

These projects are projected increase the volume of tourism between the GCC by 10-15%.

Cultural Tourism Bahrain & Saudi Arabia, taking place from 22-23 May 2017 in Manama, Bahrain, will gather high-level officials from the Tourism, Cultural Development & Antiquities, Heritage & Arts, Cultural Activities, and Architectural Heritage community to showcase their latest developments and discuss ideas and strategies to boost tourism through culture, heritage, arts and festivals.

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Why attend?


Stay updated with key local and global trends and developments and exchange experiences and ideas with global and local experts


Benchmark your destination against the “Capital of Gulf Tourism destination 2016”: Manama!


Hear about the importance in delivering future culture-led development projects and the role they play in achieving economic, social and political goals of the regions “National Visions”


Learn about Investment opportunities in the upcoming cultural developments in the region

Who should attend?

C-Level, VPs, Directors and Heads of:

  •  Cultural Tourism
  •  Tourism Development
  •  Antiquities and Heritage
  •  Archaeological and Heritage Sites Management
  •  Conservation and Restoration
  •  Marketing and Events
  •  Design and Development

From the following sectors:

  •  Ministries of Tourism and Culture
  •  Tourism, culture, arts ,antiquities authorities
  •  Museums and Museum Authorities
  •  Cultural Attraction Operators
  •  Tourism Development and Investment Companies
  •  Cultural Centres and Clubs
  •  Planning & Design Consultants
  •  Project Management Consultants
  •  Suppliers and Solution Providers
  •  Industry Associations
  •  Tour Operators
  •  Airlines



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