'Vital role' for airline seen


A delegation headed by Mohsin bin Khamis Al Balushi, Under Secretary of Tourism at the Ministry of Commerce and Industry in the Sultanate of Oman met with James Hogan, President and Chief Executive of the Gulf Air and other senior airline executives recently.

Discussions centred on areas of co-operation and programmes and opportunities to promote tourism to airline's owner states.

Speaking during the discussions, Hogan explained: "As a key player in the communications infrastructure of the region, Gulf Air is a facilitator of economic prosperity, and has a vital role to play in boosting the local economies of our owner states."

He cited the recently launched Gulf Air Holidays Arabian Experience, as an example of the airline's ongoing commitment to the region.

"This major new tourism initiative promotes the unique cultural richness of the destinations and attractions in the region, offers packages to Bahrain, the UAE and Oman.