Israel eyes to promote anti terrorism tourism to India

Published on : Wednesday, August 30, 2017

IsraelIsraeli Ministry of Tourism is discussing with the Indian tourism agents and the operators on the special campaign on “anti- terrorism” tourism which can be call as “defense” tourism, to give an amusement to the tourists and also making the consciousness against the contemporary terror clashes and conflicts.



Hasan Madah, Director of IMOT India, said that this anti- terrorism tourism is a very new concept which is adding in the tourism culture of Israel. There are many tourists from the US, Australia and Europe who are interested in learning how to defend the people themselves and many things regarding the warfare, arms and ammunition. It is because the reputation of Israeli security is very high.



Madah also added that some of the travel industry entrepreneurs were exploring the concept of anti-terrorism tourism, after tourists displayed an interest in training in defensive tactics, which is very similar to paintball.



Israel tourism department wants to add the new to the tourism of India.



The Ministry officials were on a six-city roadshows, starting in Mumbai on 21 August and taking in Delhi, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Bengaluru, before finishing in Chennai on 30 August.



The Israeli delegation was led by Hasan Madah, along with Judah Samuel, the Director of Marketing at IMOT India, which included the representative partners from the tourism industry of Israel.



There are over 100 travel agents who were participated in the road show in each metro city.



Madah said Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s historic visit to Israel earlier last month has led to a heave in interest among people living in India, and that the country wants to expand on this new concept of tourism. The indication from the tourism market really helped to surge for the visit of Narendra Modi.



Director of IMOT India also pointed out that the proposed Air India flights from New Delhi to Israel will brace the tourism between the two countries.




It is estimated that over 34,000 Indian tourists have visited Israel between January and July 2017, which is a 34 per cent increase from the previous year.



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