Elaf hosts 120 travel agency delegates
Manama, June 22, 2010
Elaf Group of Hotels recently hosted 120 representatives from a number of local travel agencies who visited Bahrain to highlight travel facilities to pilgrims travelling to Saudi Arabia.
“This visit is in line with our efforts to enhance cooperation with leading travel and tourism companies of Bahrain,” said Ziyad Ahmed Bin Mahfouz, CEO of Elaf Group.
“We introduced the wide range of high-level services provided by Elaf Group and Saudi Arabia as a whole, emphasizing the areas of travel, hospitality and tourism with particular focus on tourism for religious goals.”
Reda Nasri Al Jazeeri, general manager of Elaf Assalam Hotel (Makkah), a part of Elaf Group, said: “Our trip intended to enhance ties and develop mutual relations with companies specialising in Hajj and Umrah services in Bahrain.”
“It is of particular importance as the Bahrain market offers huge potential and there are facilities of mutual benefit to our countries, such as the waiving of visa requirements for bilateral travel. We gave a comprehensive presentation on our services and the nature of the facilities and hotels under the Elaf umbrella to Bahrain agencies catering to Hajj and Umrah,” he added.
Bin Mahfouz continued: “We want to further promote Saudi Arabia as a leading tourist destination in the region and contribute to the development of its tourism activities, whether they involve entertainment, business, meetings or conferences, or religious observances.”
“We want to fully support this vital industry’s role in diversifying the Saudi economy for the long-term. We will focus on achieving our main goal of providing high-quality products and services that meet the requirements of our clients from various targeted markets such as Bahrain,” he added.
“During our visit to Bahrain we discussed our hotel management practices to local Umrah companies and introduced our plan to develop tourism in the Kingdom,” concluded Bin Mahfouz. – TradeArabia News Service