Promoting Bahrain tops the agenda
Written by Ali Mushaima   
Thursday, 03 July 2008 15:48

Outside the Gulf Air office in Paris 

This morning, after breakfast at the hotel, I drove to the Gulf Air office in Paris and was welcomed by the manager, Vincent Verdonck and his staff.

We had a good meeting and spoke about how we could promote Bahrain as a tourist destination and also as a one or two day transit stop for people flying beyond Bahrain.

Just walking in the rain
Written by Ali Mushaima   
Wednesday, 02 July 2008 23:33

With Fiona Chan from Gulf Air's Paris office 

It has been raining all day since I reached Paris.

After getting to my hotel, I had a nice time just walking around the city. It was great to have the rain - not for the French, of course, but as for me, I've always enjoyed the rain just as how the travelers would enjoy some rain on their holidays to Spain.

Later, after returning to the hotel for a rest, I met up with Fiona Chan from Gulf Air's Paris office who invited me to dinner. We spoke about how we can work together to promote Bahrain in the future, especially with our national airline having a daily direct flight between Paris and Bahrain.

We also discussed how Bahrain could benefit by offering transit passengers who fly from France to the Far East a stopover for a day or two.