Bahrain to host 2015 Arab Aviation and Media Summit this December

It has been announced that the fifth edition of the 2015 Arab Aviation and Media Summit (AAMS) will be held in Bahrain this year from December 7-8, 2015, in Manama.

AAMS, an industry initiative which aims to improve and streamline Arab aviation and tourism, is attended by leading organisations including Airbus Middle East, Air Arabia Group, CFM, CNBC TV and Oman Ministry of Tourism, as well as a number of supporting partners.

The fifth edition will be held in partnership with the Bahrain’s Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications and Bahrain Airport Company.

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This year, the status of Arab aviation and tourism under the current political and economic climate will be discussed. This will see industry pioneers from across the region unite to investigate the growing significance of the partnerships between tourism and aviation.

Adding to this, this year’s Summit will round up a variety of international and regional industry experts as well as media representatives from the MENA region, who will exchange ideas and strategies to address the challenges faced by the sector.

Each year, the summit concludes with a white paper draft submitted to regulators and decision makers from both public and private sector followed up by a course of action. The report provides the latest insights on the current trends and challenges faced by the aviation-tourism sector in the Arab world and its impact on social and economic growth.

CEO, Bahrain Airport Company, Mohamed Yousif Al Binfalah remarked on the news: “We are delighted that Bahrain has been chosen to host the fifth annual Arab Aviation and Media Summit, which holds great significance to us on both aviation and tourism scales. This step reflects Bahrain’s legacy and status as a leader in Aviation and Tourism and will showcase the Kingdom’s experience in developing its travel and tourism sector. We look forward to working with the many partners over the coming months to facilitate this year’s summit that will further foster the correlation between Arab Aviation and Tourism.”

Also commenting was group CEO, Air Arabia, Adel Ali: “The aviation industry continues to be the key contributor to Arab economy and the link between aviation and tourism is becoming increasingly significant. We are glad to be part of this growing industry forum that this year’s edition promise to bring together industry experts to explore the mutual benefits of fostering partnerships between the aviation and tourism industries for sustainable economic growth, with the aim of developing and encouraging tourism within the Arab states.”

AAMS takes place in a different Arab city every year, shedding light on the host city’s travel and tourism products. The 2014 edition took place in Ras Al Khaimah under the patronage and presence of Crowne Prince of Ras Al Khaimah, HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi. It rounded up over 170 participants hailing from 15 countries.