Tourism Minister Yariv Levin mentioned how the “Russian tourists in Israel really feel at home and can ask, talk & receive information in Russian without any problem.”
• New campaign advertises historical tours alongside beach and leisure resorts.
Israel is launching a campaign to attract Russian tourists, marketing the country as an alternative to Turkey and Egypt, Israeli tourism officials said Thursday.
The campaign was prompted in part by the recent bombing of a Russian airliner over Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula and Turkey’s downing of a Russian warplane that it claimed strayed into Turkish airspace. Continue Reading »