Shaikh Khalid bin Humood Al-Khalifa, the Chief Executive Officer of Bahrain Tourism and Exhibition Authority (BTEA) has delivered a lecture on private sector partnership for tourism development.
During the lecture, he outlines the importance and efforts of the authority in regards to building strategic partnerships with different state entities and cooperation among private and government departments for developing the tourism sector in the country.
He said that the strategy of BTEA is majorly on investing in the human resources to boost vital sectors. This would help to support the national development and will create a culture of change in the public sector.
He also emphasized on the long-term strategy of BTEA. The long-term strategy of BTEA is to promote Bahrain as a tourist destination internationally and regionally. He said that through this BTEA wants to showcase the Kingdoms potential and also want to strengthen the tourism sector contribution to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), in line with 2030 Economic Vision.
BIPA director-general Dr. Raed Mohammed bin Shams also attended the lecture, which was held at the Wyndham Grand Manama Bay, located in Manama Bay, Bahrain. The attendee of the events was the 17th batch of 17th batch of the leaders' programme. It is a scheme that is being run by the Bahrain Institute for Public Administration (BIPA).
He showed keenness in governments efforts for building the valuable and strategic partnership in private sectors and stressed keenness of BIPA on the benefits from the same.