Articles tagged “bahrain”

Bahrain Restricts Travel From Qatar Making Blockade Even Tighter

Bahrain Restricts Travel From Qatar Making Blockade Even Tighter

Associated Press

Qatar's regional disputes are mounting, but its status as a global hub and destination isn't falling off a cliff.

1 year ago

United Arab Emirates, Bahrain Caution Citizens About U.S. Travel

United Arab Emirates, Bahrain Caution Citizens About U.S. Travel

Associated Press

The U.S. State Department regularly advises U.S. citizens on travel to foreign countries. Police brutality protests and shootings have prompted the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Bermuda to caution their own citizens about travel to the U.S.

3 years ago

Bahrain Tries to Combine Packaged Tours and Experiential Travel

Bahrain Tries to Combine Packaged Tours and Experiential Travel

Raji Unnikrishnan, Gulf Daily News

The tourism board's spirit is in the right place, but the key to experiential travel is giving the traveler the tools to discovery these things on his or her own.

5 years ago

Bahrain Plans to Open Floating Hotel with Five-Star Experience

Bahrain Plans to Open Floating Hotel with Five-Star Experience

Ahmed Al Omari , Gulf Daily News

Floating hotels are always touted as a unique and luxurious experience, but none have made a name for themselves that compares to iconic on-land properties.

5 years ago

Bahrain Takes on Neighboring Aviation Hubs with $980 Million Airport Upgrade

Bahrain Takes on Neighboring Aviation Hubs with $980 Million Airport Upgrade

Deena Kamel Yousef, Bloomberg

Bahrain's national airline Gulf Air didn't take off like Emirates or Qatar leaving the destination envious of its neighbors' tourism booms. Bahrain is now focusing all attention on Asia in its second attempt to build an aviation hub.

5 years ago

Bahrain hosts a second Formula One Grand Prix amidst nationwide protests

Bahrain hosts a second Formula One Grand Prix amidst nationwide protests

Alexander Dziadosz, Reuters

Bahrain's veneer of normalcy may be good enough for Formula One, but it can't cover up the simmering issues that will likely tear apart a nation dependent upon lots of external forces to keep its act together. The next Dubai it's not.

6 years ago

The sad, sad story of Bahrain air

For every Emirates out of the region, there is also Bahrain air. Without the right subsidies and monetary muscle, airlines worldwide are still a sucky business.

6 years ago

Bahrain Air shuts down suddenly amid political crisis, Gulf competition

Bahrain Air shuts down suddenly amid political crisis, Gulf competition

Associated Press

Bahrain Air’s internal meeting must have deteriorated quickly prompting it cancel flights with just a few hours’ notice, even if it had already seen its demise in the distance for months.

6 years ago

Bahrain International Airport looks to expand capacity by almost 5 million passengers

Bahrain International Airport looks to expand capacity by almost 5 million passengers

eTurboNews

Bahrain is a tiny destination but its airport offers connections and direct transportation to Saudi Arabia so as business travel increases in the Middle East, it wants to be ready to get a piece of action.

6 years ago

Tourism makes a slow comeback to strife-torn Bahrain

Mandeep Singh, Gulf Daily News

With the situation so fluid in that region of the world, it would take a while before cruise tourist ships come back fully.

7 years ago

Bahrain halves port fees in an effort to lure back leery cruise lines

The Bahrain government is doing what it can to help offset the hefty insurance cost for ships calling on its main port. The fee break, while not able to offset the insurance, tells the industry that Bahrain feels its pain and wants to help.

7 years ago

Bahrain tries to lure back cruise ships by cutting port fees

Bahrain knows that the cruiselines first scared off by unrest and then by sky-high insurance premiums won't return until costs decline and think that slashing port fees are just the ticket.

7 years ago