Israel and India will enhance their cooperation in the tourism sector, it was decided in a meeting between Stas Misezhnikov, Israel’s Minister of Tourism, and its Indian counterpart, Subodh Kant Sahai.
Israel and India have decided to consider exchanging experience in destination management and promotion. Tour operators and travel agents of both the countries will interact with each other in order to promote two-way cooperation.
Tourist traffic from Israel to India was 40,581 in 2009, which rose to 43,539 in the year 2010. Last year, more than 40,000 Indian tourists visited Israel, highest from any Asian country Asia. An agreement between India and Israel on cooperation in the field of tourism was first signed in New Delhi in May 1993 but both countries have since rectified this agreement.
The meeting held in Mumbai was also attended by Civil Aviation Minister Vayalar Ravi, senior officials from the Israeli ministry, and other tourism and aviation business leaders.