Meeting of “Introducing Israel” touristic club was held in Kyiv with support of Embassy of the State of Israel and representation of Israel Ministry of Tourism.
The event was participated by Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Israel to Ukraine Eliav Belotserkovsky, Tourism Attaché of the Embassy of Israel Larisa Samoylovic, representatives of Israel Ministry of Tourism, tour operators in the field, journalists and friends of Israel.
The evening was dedicated to quinquennium of visa waiver between Israel and Ukraine and 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations between our countries; also solemn opening of friends’ club “Introducing Israel” took place.
“In relations between states relations between governments are considered relevant. In case of Ukraine and Israel a more important factor is in force – relationships between people, Ambassador of the Sate of Israel to Ukraine, Mr. Eliav Belotserkovsky said in his salutary speech. – Every year about 120-130 tourists from Ukraine come to Israel. Ukrainians rank 6th in incoming tourism rating.”
Tourism Attaché of the Embassy of the state of Israel in Ukraine Larisa Samoylovic told about marketing policy of the country in the sphere of tourism promotion. It includes work with tour operators, participation in exhibitions and expansion of destination map of airlines.
“46% of tourists from Ukraine come to spend holidays or improve health at the Dead Sea, Ms. Samoylovic notes. – Statistics shows significant interest in both pilgrimage and sightseeing tourism. Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Haifa and Netanya are among top-5 of most visited cities. Average age of tourists ranges from 25 to 44 years. But I would like to remind that niche tourism is developed in Israel, too: vine, gastronomic, “green” and event-related one. New generation of tourists comes to demand new experience and impressions. Israel can satisfy it through and through. Touristic calendar of the country is full of global-scale events. On March 18 the famous Jerusalem Marathon will take place. It will be followed by “Sounds of the Old City” festival, Jerusalem Light Festival and many other events.”
Touristic club “Introducing Israel” prepares a series of interesting events. “We are glad to communicate and are open to new ideas. We hope that our initiative will resound in hearts of friends of Israel and will bring good results”, says Anna Serokurova, representative of Israel Ministry of Tourism in Ukraine.
Unofficial part of “Introducing Israel” went in a friendly atmosphere. There were contests, quizzes and prize drawing. And pleasant communication.
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Elaborating an itinerary for a modern tourist has long ago gone beyond a simple classic conception of a trip abroad. Globetrotters of today are so demanding that travel agencies will soon run out of clients to whom to offer a standard set of historic places and souvenir shops because demand is increasing for emotions instead of traditional sightseeing tours.
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When unpacking suitcases upon arrival home from a trip you discover there not souvenirs, not memorable postcards, not a pair of trodden down sneakers that bear an imprint of a foreign land but something that has changed you by making you have a wider look at this world from a new angle. I am Alexandra Portyanko, production editor of theoutlook.com.ua, and this is my story of a trip to Israel.
In the frames of the forum Ukraine-Israel ‘Twenty-five years of diplomatic relations: from the common heritage to the total vision’ which happened in the capital of Ukraine there was a panel discussion on the topic ‘Collaboration between Israel and Ukraine in travel sector’. The moderator of the discussion was PR Director of State travel fund of the office of Israel in Kyiv Anna Serokurova.
In the capital of Ukraine it was a forum Ukraine-Israel ’25 years of diplomatic relations: from the common heritage to total vision’. The forum was organized by the Embassy of Israel State to Ukraine and personally the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Eliav Belotserkovski as well as under support of enterprise A7 CONFERENCES.
Already on the way to the water, the strong smell of salt and sulphur hit my nose. Shore were dotted with bizarre-shaped yellow-white boulders, and the whole expanse of the sea was enveloped in mysterious, whitish haze. This strange place was very quiet: no birds, on holidaymakers on sun loungers, the sea looked like a huge pot with hot thick jelly that barely reacted with light rips in response to rather strong wind.