Kanoo to boost Bahrain cruise tourism
Manama, December 4, 2010
Kanoo Travel, a leading travel management company in the Middle East, said it has partnered with Bahrain’s Tourism Sector and Ministry of Culture to promote tourism in the country during the cruise season from November to April.
As part of this initiative, Kanoo Travel will be offering tourists, who disembark from inbound cruise ships, a number of tour options including customised tours of the Kingdom, said a company statement.
Bahrain’s Tourism Sector and Ministry of Culture, which has always been in the forefront in promoting the Kingdom as a tourism and cultural destination, has encouraged the initiatives by Kanoo Travel to offer tourists only the best facilities and services to ensure that their stay in the country is memorable and comfortable.
A total of 52 cruise ships are expected to dock in Bahrain during the cruise season with ‘The Spirit of Adventure’, a cruise liner belonging to Saga, being the first vessel to dock in the country.
Some of these ships have already arrived in Bahrain since the start of the season on November 22.
Kanoo Travel on Thursday welcomed ‘The Spirit of Adventure’, which made its very first foray into Bahrain and arranged various day tours for over 220 tourists, who disembarked the ship.
On the promotion, Mona Kanoo, creative director, Kanoo Travel, said her dream, throughout the years, had always been to promote Bahrain and make it a destination worth visiting not only for its modern infrastructure and latest developments but also for the authenticity of its heritage, culture, traditions and its ancient history as well as for its contributions to the rest of the gulf nations in the past.
'We are islanders, people of the sun, genuine and warm and we are proud to be so. We love Bahrain and are devoted to its well being. I am thrilled about the cruise liners choosing Bahrain as one of their destinations,' said Mona.
'It is a wonderful feeling knowing that Bahrain is receiving the attention it deserves. Once again, welcome to Bahrain,' she stated.
Over the years, Kanoo Travel has gained the reputation of being the most reliable travel company in the region and a one-stop travel services operator, said Mona.
'The close relationship between the Kanoo Family and the Bahrain Government can be traced back to several decades. Through its several businesses, the Kanoo family has played prominent role in the growth and development of the country and is looking forward to investing further in the development of Bahrain as a preferred tourism destination,' she added.-TradeArabia News Service