Published on : Saturday, June 19, 2021
Yoel Razvozov has been appointed the Minister of Tourism for Israel. The move comes as Naftali Bennett replaces Benjamin Netanyahu as prime minister after more than a decade in power. In a handover ceremony at the ministry of tourism offices, Razvozov said he intends to work vigorously to bring the tourism industry back to full operations.
He shared that his first task as minister of tourism is to build a correct and effective outline for the easing of conditions for tourists to enter Israel without endangering the citizens of Israel and in cooperation with the professional bodies in the ministry of health.
He added that he will continue to work vigorously to rehabilitate the tourism industry and mentioned that the assistance for the hotel and tourism industries will continue until the end of the year.
The outgoing minister of tourism, Orit Farkash-Hacohen also wished Razvozov success. He said that he entered the ministry of tourism in the middle of the second wave of the pandemic. He mentioned that this is not a period that characterises tourism ministers, and he felt a very high sense of mission and pushed a lot of things for the industry. He told the employees of the ministry that they worked under difficult conditions because of the COVID-19 pandemic.