Tamkeen focus on SMEs at travel show
Manama, May 14, 2009
Tamkeen is showcasing the tourism potential of Bahrain at the ongoing Bahrain International Travel Expo (BITE).
Tamkeen is also using the event to create a platform for travel industry SMEs to network with bigger operators as part of its Growth Assistance Programme.
Travel and tourism entities such as Adhari Park, Al Amal Travel Agencies, Al Wasat Travel and Tourism, and Ocean Travel have taken advantage of Tamkeen’s programmes to support their participation and stepped up to take part in the Tamkeen pavilion at the show.
Tamkeen has also joined hands with the Bahrain Institute of Hospitality and Retail (BIHR) and the Bahrain Institute for Retail Development (BIRD) to take the message of training to Bahraini professionals visiting the expo and employers as well as employees seeking to upgrade their services.
BITE 2009 opened this morning (May 14) and will run till May 16. The Tamkeen pavilion features information on the agency’s resources and programmes for SMEs in general and for the travel and tourism industry in particular.
“Tourism is a vital sector in Bahrain and modern developments in this area mean that employers as well as employees will benefit from different strands of the Tamkeen programmes,” commented Tamkeen’s marketing communications manager Hala Suleiman.
“That is why we have diversified our assistance through BITE 2009 to include all the stakeholders in the profession. The move is part of Tamkeen's support of the leadership's Vision 2030 blueprint for development of SMEs and the private sector and developing the tourism sector.'-TradeArabia News Service