Bahrain Tourism is amping up its efforts to attract the Indian market following its recent participation at the Travel and Tourism Fair (TTF) at Kolkata, with further plans to hold a roadshow in the coming months.
"Dubai is already a popular destination for the tourists from the Eastern part of the state including Kolkata. Bahrain, which is 55 minutes away from Dubai has a lot to offer too," a spokesperson from the Tourism department told Millennium Post.
Bahrain is being promoted in cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Bengaluru for the last few years and has already emerged as a popular wedding destination.
"A dozen weddings from India were held in Bahrain in 2018 and we have had bookings for another dozen this year starting September. We get groups of up to 700 people for weddings," the spokesperson said.
He added that the country is now all set to promote tourism in eastern India and the venture starts from Kolkata as it is the gateway to the North Eastern states.