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Israel witnesses 44% growth in Indian tourists in October
23/11/2015
Some of the tourists hotspots in the country include The Dead Sea, the city of Tel Aviv, the red sea resort, Eilat, Jerusalem and other regions

Israel has witnessed 44% growth in Indian tourists visiting the country in the month of October 2015 as compared to the same period last year, according to Israel Ministry of Tourism. 

With snow-capped mountains, desert regions, water sports and historic sites, Israel is rapidly gaining popularity in India as an emerging tourist destination. "Israel is a blend of history, tradition and modern cosmopolitan experience. The destination offers tourism aspects for all kind of age groups and this is evident from the latest increase in Indian arrivals," Hassan Madah, Director, Israel Ministry of Tourism, India said in a press statement. 


The country has seen growth in tourist arrivals from across the globe including China (116%), Portugal (97%) and Germany (64%) among others. Israel Ministry of Tourism (IMOT) plans to expand the varied products offering of the destination and is targeting the globetrotting Indian travelers. "We are working on further enhancing the destination visibility through traditional as well as online media and also looking at India as a significant emerging market for the destination," added Madah. 

Overall tourist arrivals to Israel have increased by 5% in October 2015, over the same period last year. Some of the tourists hotspots in the country include The Dead Sea, the city of Tel Aviv, the red sea resort, Eilat, Jerusalem and other regions like Haifa, Acre, Massada, Negev Desert, Mountains of Galilee, etc.

 

Source: The Economic Times

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