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Israel sees 49% increase in Indian tourist arrivals in two years

April 24, 2017 04:11 PM

Punjab News Express /Satinder Bains
NEW DELHI: Israel has witnessed a positive growth of 49% in Indian arrivals from January to March 2017 vis-à-vis the same period in 2015. More than 8300 Indians have already visited Israel in the first three months of 2017 as per statistics released by Israel Ministry of Tourism (IMOT).

Speaking about the growth, Hassan Madah – Director, Israel Ministry of Tourism India said, “India is one of the world's fastest-growing outbound tourism markets and an important emerging market for us. Keeping this in mind, we have increased our investments heavily in India. We are certain that our continued efforts in targeting the Indian holiday planners through our specially designed advertising campaign for India, ‘Begin your journey to Israel now’ will yield even better results by the year end.”
The statistics also revealed 93% growth in Indian arrivals to Israel in the month of March, 2017 compared to the same period in 2015. Hassan Madah added, “We have seen a steady growth in tourist arrivals from India over the years and are confident that this trend will continue. Currently, El Al flies nonstop between India and Israel while Air India has also announced that they will begin operations on the New Delhi-Tel Aviv route in 2017. Increased air connectivity will surely act as an added impetus for more Indians to visit Israel for a holiday.”

Israel is a vibrant and modern country, located on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, which is rich in diversity and culture offering enthralling activities and breath-taking attractions for every kind of traveller. In 2016, approximately 45, 000 Indians visited Israel. Earlier popular for only holy land tours, today Indians have gone beyond the pilgrimage trail and are visiting Israel’s famous cities like Tel Aviv, Haifa, Eilat and the Dead Sea Region.

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