RIYADH (Reuters) – Bahrain’s tourism minister said at a conference in Riyadh on Wednesday that his country’s government is looking to increase the tourism sector’s contribution to gross domestic product to 11.4 percent by the end of 2026.
The government media office said this week that tourism in the tiny Gulf state contributed 6.8 percent of gross domestic product in 2019.
Minister Zayed bin Rashid Al-Zayani said at an investment conference that Bahrain will aim to achieve growth in tourism for meetings, conferences and exhibitions.
(Prepared by Mustafa Saleh for the Arabic Bulletin)
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