The Kingdom of Bahrain’s national carrier Gulf Air today celebrated World Tourism Day in collaboration with the University of Bahrain. Recognising distinguished students of the University’s Media, Tourism and Arts Division, Gulf Air awarded them complimentary flights to some of its newest destinations: Tbilisi, Georgia – Colombo, Sri Lanka – Athens, Greece.
Presenting the tickets to the University of Bahrain’s Head of Media, Tourism and Arts Division Dr. Abdul Nasser Fattah Allah, Gulf Air Corporate Communications Manager Mr Ahmed Al Anzoor stressed the importance of tourism studies to further promote the Kingdom of Bahrain as a destination for a broad spectrum of global visitors, in line with the airline’s mission to raise awareness of the many attractions Bahrain has to offer, facilitating travel to the Kingdom and giving visitors the chance to experience the trademark Arabian hospitality for which its national carrier is renowned. In return, Dr. Fattah Allah expressed gratitude and appreciation for the airline’s gesture and collaboration that encourages students to excel in their studies.
As the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, and an integral national infrastructure asset, Gulf Air prides itself on having a special connection with the Bahraini community and is involved in various Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives with a number of local organizations. Since 1980, the United Nations World Tourism Organization has annually celebrated World Tourism Day on 27 September. Its purpose is to foster awareness among the international community of the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political and economic value. This year’s theme is Sustainable Tourism – a Tool for Development.