Israel continues to gain popularity in India as an emerging outbound destination among the aspirational Indian travellers looking for new places to visit and new experiences to engage. Israel Ministry of Tourism (IMOT) recently organized a travel trade interaction in Bengaluru as the city has been identified as a key market for leisure and MICE for Israel. The event was graced by the presence of Ambassador Dov Segev-Steinberg, Acting Counsul General, Consulate General of Israel, Bengaluru.
The event commenced with a destination presentation followed by an interaction. Top-of-the-line travel professionals from Bengaluru attended and interacted with the IMOT team for understanding the unique offerings and developing new products for Israel. The country has witnessed a notable 12% increase in tourist arrivals from India in January to November 2015 as compared to the same period in 2014.
Mr. Hassan Madah, Director, IMOT, highlighted, “Israel has significant growth from the Indian market. Bengaluru being one of the mature markets in South India, we endeavour to consolidate Israel’s growing popularity in the city. The destination offers tourism aspects to suit the needs of all kind of groups and appeals to the experiential Indian traveller.”
Israel offers a gamut of attractions and activities for all age groups. Dead Sea is among the biggest attractions of the country. Eilat is yet another favourite with both - water adventures and desert activities withing a short distance. The city of Tel Aviv and Jerusalem is packed with distinct offerings with a mix of historic and modern attractions clubbed with exciting nightlife. 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 is also a haven for gastronomic delights and is known for world’s best vegetarian food.
Israel offers world class accomodations, undisputed attractions, adventurous activities and tranquil nature which suits the needs of both leisure and MICE groups. The vibrant country is an adept at meeting MICE needs with tailored hotels for business visitors, event halls, elaborate convention centers of all sizes, exhibition halls, advanced multimedia equipment and capabilities, and the finest in communication equipment and advanced transportation.
It is easier to reach Israel with major airlines flying to the destination from India. El Al being the national airline provides excellent connectivity. 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 emerging as a favourable destination for vacationers offering hassle free and convenient holiday options.