JERUSALEM – Israel´s tourism minister says he is looking to India for
a big boost in visits to his country.
Stas Misezhnikov said Sunday that some 40,000 Indians visited Israel
last year. While that´s a small percentage of the roughly 3 million
tourists Israel gets each year, it´s double the amount of just two
Misezhnikov said he can bring that figure to 100,000 in three years.
At a news conference with his Indian counterpart, Misezhnikov said
Israel will open new flights to destinations in India such as New
Delhi, Goa and Calcutta. The Israeli Tourism Ministry also plans to
open an office in Mumbai this year.
Misezhnikov and Indian Tourism Minister Subodh Kant Sahai signed an
agreement to encourage travel between their countries.