Bahrain's Tourism surges with 51 per cent growth in first half of 2023

Bahrain welcomed an astounding 5.9 million visitors, a substantial leap from 3.9 million recorded during the same period in previous year

In a stunning revelation, the Bahrain Tourism and Exhibition Authority (BTEA) has reported a remarkable 51 per cent surge in tourism during the first half of 2023, signalling the Kingdom of Bahrain's emergence as a coveted global tourist hotspot. From January to June 2023, Bahrain welcomed an astounding 5.9 million visitors, a substantial leap from the 3.9 million tourists recorded during the same period in the previous year. This phenomenal upswing underscores Bahrain's growing allure as a premier destination for travellers worldwide.

Notably, the surge in Indian tourists is a striking trend witnessed during this period, with an impressive 87 per cent increase in Indian visitors. In the first half of 2023, Bahrain welcomed 504,173 Indian tourists, compared to 269,302 in the same period in 2022. This growth is attributed to Bahrain's proximity to India, excellent connectivity, and diverse range of offerings, making it an attractive choice for weddings, vacations, and business trips. Bahrain's government is actively investing in infrastructure and initiatives to further enhance the tourism sector, ensuring it remains a preferred destination for global travellers while nurturing its relationship with India, a key market in its expansion strategy.

Bahrain, a picturesque island nation nestled in the heart of the Arabian Gulf, is captivating tourists with its unique blend of culture, history, and modernity. The UNESCO World Heritage-listed Bahrain Pearling Trail and the ancient Qal'at al-Bahrain (Bahrain Fort), dating back over 4,000 years, stand as historical gems, drawing visitors into the nation's rich history. The country's cultural festivals, striking architecture, and warm hospitality further beckon tourists from all corners of the globe. Additionally, Bahrain's culinary scene shines, offering an array of Middle Eastern and international cuisines to cater to every palate.


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