Israel opens new tourism office in India
Posted on Monday 09 July 2012
Israel has long been a popular place for Indian travellers to enjoy an exotic and memorable holiday. The Israeli Tourist Board recognises that India may want more information about getaway options in the Middle East so the tourism representatives will be opening a new office in India to give residents better access to experts who can help advise on trips.
Tapping into India's tourism potential in Israel
Officials from the Indian government have been collaborating with experts in Israel through special delegation trips between both countries. Given that India is the largest in the Asian market for those taking holidays in Israel, the destination wanted to make sure they have a wealth of accessible tourism information and bookings.
"The tourism potential of this market has not yet been realised and therefore the Tourism Ministry is working to expand its contacts with the relevant authorities and the tourism industry in India," said Stas Misezhnikov, Tourism Minister of Israel. "India is a fast-growing market that has shown impressive growth in incoming tourism to Israel. Over the last two years, the numbers of tourists visiting Israel from India has doubled, with about 40,000 visitors a year."
Additional promotional improvement for Israeli tourism
Alongside the new offices, officials will continue to discuss improvements in transportation, accommodations and tour packages so that Indian travellers can have the most pleasant trips to Israel possible. By adding additional flights and advertising special hotel rates, tourism officials in Israel hope to further entice Indians to consider their country the ideal choice for couples, families and groups.
Highlights of a holiday in Israel
Israel boasts a diverse array of attractions, historical landmarks and entertainment options. Many Indian travellers choose to enjoy the natural wonders of the Dead Sea, or indulge in a cultural journey that highlights Judaic and Baha'i temple visits, preserved scriptures, the Wailing Wall and other points of interest. Cuisine is richly spiced and tasty, including dishes like shwarma, or grilled lamb, that can be found in local establishments throughout the cities. No matter what type of holiday Indian travellers decide to have in Israel, they are sure to come away with great vacation memories in a country steeped in tradition and history.
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