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19 September 2019 - 20 Elul 5779 - כ' אלול ה' אלפים תשע"ט
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More tourists from Myanmar welcome to the Holy Land Print E-mail

The Israel Tourism Festival, held at the Novotel Hotel in Yangon, Myanmar, on 13 February, aimed to encourage tourists from Myanmar to visit the country.

Israel’s embassy in Myanmar was involved in organising the Festival. At the event, Israel’s Ambassador to Myanmar Ronen Gilor said: “Today is a celebration of the Israeli tourism industry. Tourism is very important. Israel opened its embassy in Yangon to bridge the relationship between the two countries and two peoples.” Israel, which has tight visa rules, is currently negotiating with the Myanmar Government to encourage tourism.

“With the different landscapes, Jerusalem is in fact a huge museum, a history of the Middle East, its culture and economics,” the ambassador added. Currently only a few tourists from Myanmar visit Israel, and it costs over US$10,000 for each traveller. According to tourism operators in Myanmar, most tourists from Myanmar visit Israel on a religious tour, usually as part of a package tour that includes Egypt and Jordan.

(Issue Mar 2019)

 

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