Bahrain hosts 2016 Food and Travel GCC Tourism Awards

Published on : Tuesday, March 1, 2016

BahrainThe 2016 Food and Travel GCC Tourism Awards took place at the Ritz Carlton Hotel Bahrain, last night (Feb 29), under the patronage of Zayed R. Alzayani, the Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism.

The event was also was attended by Shaikh Khaled Bin Humood Al Khalifa, acting Chief Executive of the Bahrain Tourism & Exhibitions Authority.

The 2016 Food and Travel GCC Tourism Awards, organised by the prestigious Food & Travel magazine, is a part of the ‘Manama Gulf Capital of Tourism 2016’ calendar of events.

“These awards represent the ultimate standard for hospitality across the GCC; a celebration of the hard working and talented teams at the hotels, restaurants and cafes throughout the region. It is also a true testament to the depth and quality of the region’s flourishing hospitality industry; confirming the GCC’s place on the culinary and tourism map,” said Sheikh Khaled.

“As a nation steeped in history, rich in culture, and a passion for food and hospitality, it was only fitting that the world-renowned Food and Travel Magazine selected Bahrain to host the ultimate standard for Awards in the region; the prestigious 2016 Food and Travel GCC Tourism Awards,” he added.

Over 263,000 votes were cast by the public in the first round, helping to choose an elite band of finalists.


“Food and Travel’s expert panel of hotel and restaurant inspectors have been working tirelessly throughout this year reviewing, researching and revisiting the finalists in their exhaustive and unbiased search for perfection,” added Salah Alhaiki, Publisher of Food and Travel Magazine.


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