Israel – The New Favorite of Indians
(Israel Witnesses 44% Growth in October Tourist Arrivals from India)

All India, 17th November 2015: Israel is rapidly gaining popularity in India as an emerging tourist destination. The fact is truly visible, as Israel has witnessed a phenomenal growth of 44% of Indian tourist arrivals in the month of October 2015 as compared to October 2014. Indians are currently eager to explore new destinations and diverse offerings. Israel fits in well and offers perfect holiday to enjoy snow-clapped mountains, desert regions, water sports and historic sities all together in one holiday. Israel Ministry of Tourism (IMOT) aspires to expand the diverse products offering of the destination and is targeting Indians to include a vacation to Israel in their bucket list.

Israel is one of the top destinations of the world and has visitors from across the globe. Not only India, but the tourist arrivals from countries like China (116%), Portugal (97%), Germany (64%) and many other countries also have seen a significant increase in October 2015. United States have seen a 4% growth while Africa has seen 2% growth from January to October 2015 as compared to January to October 2014. Total percentage of tourist arrivals to Israel has increased by 5% in October 2015 as compared to the same period in 2014. These notable increase in tourist arrivals, has given a great boost to the tourism of Israel.

Pleased by the response, Hassan Madah, Director, Israel Ministry of Tourism, India said, “Indians are excited to explore Israel and its various options of tourism. 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. 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”.

The travel-friendly country offers a gamut of attractions. The largest health spa – The Dead Sea is among the biggest attraction to visit the country. The city of Tel Aviv has both historic and modern attractions and is known for its amusing nightlife. The red sea resort, Eilat is home to both – water adventures and desert activities withing a short distance. Jerusalem is packed with art, music, architecture and gastronomic delights. Other cities and regions like Haifa, Acre, Massada, Negev Desert, Mountains of Galilee, etc have some unique historic attractions, picturesque locations, colourful markets and distinctive excursions for an exciting holiday. Israel has a favourable climate all round the year and it’s easy to get in and around the country.

Israel tourism is enhancing in India and is a favourable destination for vacationers offering hassle free and convenient holiday options. With world class accomodations, undisputed attractions, adventurous activities and tranquil nature, Israel is a perfect vacation destination which suits the needs of Indian travellers.

About Israel:

Israel is a vibrant and modern country with vast diversity and rich culture. Jerusalem – the well known city; is among the most sacred places in the world. Along the eastern Mediterranean coastline is the vibrant, modern, fashionable and cosmopolitan Tel Aviv. One must explore Israel’s diversity and visit archaeological sites of Eilat, beautiful beaches of Haifa, UNESCO World Heritage Site of Acre and fascinating history of Nazareth. Be it family and leisure getaways, party and nightlife experiences, adventure and rejuvenation, Israel has a variety of holiday options to explore.

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