Bahrain's five-star hotels registered an eight per cent increase in occupancy, thanks to the Bahrain Summer Festival. This netted an additional BD322,000 in revenues for the seven five-star hotels, said Holiday Inn general manager Abdulnabi Daylami.
He was speaking at a meeting at the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
The meeting, organised by the chamber's tourism committee, was called to discuss the successes and failures of the Bahrain Summer Festival and the proposed new Tourism Law.
Participants said the festival was, on the whole, a success and that they would like it to be continued every summer.
However, they urged festival organisers, the Economic Development Board (EDB), to plan next summer's festival in advance and involve the business community in the planning.
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