Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Tourism to Israel Reaches Highest Number Since Country's Inception - Israel Ministry of Tourism

June 2017 Newsletter
The Israeli Ministry of Tourism revealed that 349,000 tourists visited Israel in the month of April -- the highest amount of visiting tourists since the inception of the state in 1948.
The figure marks a 40 percent increase from 2015. Since January 2017, the state has earned a record NIS 6 billion in revenue from tourism (some $1,700,000,000.00)
The Israeli Minister of Tourism Yariv Levin praised the achievement and said that the progress was due to the ministry's shift in policy and a calculated effort to bring more tourism to Israel.

“When there is clear policy, we see results," said Levin,

"Every month, we are witnessing exceptional statistics that illustrate the progress we are spearheading in the tourism industry and its tremendous contribution to the Israeli economy and workforce.

This important and exciting milestone is part of a positive trend that has been taking place over the last half year or more. I hope and believe that, with hard work, we will continue to reap the benefits of this investment.”
Israel Tourism "Wine Ambassador" 
Featured on CNN.com
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Israeli wine-maker and sommelier Roni Saslove was recently featured at "Israel's Pioneering Female Winemaker" for a feature on CNN.com.

The feature story comes on the heels of Saslove's 10-city North American tour to promote Israel's wine region on behalf of The Israel Ministry of Tourism.  Local media, industry experts, and influencers were invited to hear Saslove's engaging seminar while sampling world-class Israeli wines.
 
The Tel Aviv-based viticulturalist made stops in Montreal, Toronto, New York, Boston, Chicago, Minneapolis, Atlanta, Nashville, and San Francisco to share her expertise on Israel's burgeoning evolution of Israel's wine region.

Wine Spectator Magazine featured wines of Israel for their cover of their October 2016 issue, as Israel continues to receive worldwide acclaim for its culinary and wine offerings.

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