GCC Arabs accounted for 58.4% of all visitors to the kingdom in 2012 and they have steadily contributed to Bahrain's leisure arrivals, which constituted 45% of all arrivals to Bahrain (BEDB
, 2013, p.124).
The MoU between the BEDB
and Export-Import (EXIM) Bank of India, to promote exports from India and Bahraini small and medium enterprises (SMEs), was signed by Kamal Bin Ahmad, Minister of Transportation and Acting Executive of the BEDB
and David Rasquinha, Chief Executive of EXIM Bank.
In October 2013, BEDB
launched a new advertising and promotional campaign "See You in Bahrain" with the objective of emphasising Bahrain's position as a business, investment and family tourism destination.
For his part, Managing Director of BEDB
Sheikh Mohammad bin Isa Al-Khalifa
Mohammed Bin Essa al Khalifa, chief executive of the BEDB
, in a recent statement observed that Bahrain has been subject
The second agreement was endorsed by BEDB
and Chinamax on the establishment of a regional commercial center in Bahrain.
The signing of the memorandum came after His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, First Deputy Prime Minister, BEDB
Chairman, and the accompanying business delegation's visit to Japan in March 2013.