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More than 1.5 Million Views for Israel’s Christian You Tube Channel

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

The Ministry of Tourism’s Christian You Tube channel is attracting millions of viewers from around the world. Launched at the end of 2011, the channel crossed the 1.5 million mark this week, averaging 5,500 views per day. And while these numbers are quite tame compared to the truly viral clips on You Tube, the Ministry of Tourism views the channel as an important platform in exposing Israel to the Christian world, promoting tourism to Israel at a time when some large denominations are debating boycotting Israel altogether.

Minister of Tourism, Stas Misezhnikov says that You Tube “has turned into a central tool for the tourism industry. The positive reaction to the channel proves the significant interest among the Christian community regarding Israel.”

The channel  features videos in several languages including English, German, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Russian, and Polish. Those show community leaders and pilgrims telling about their spiritual experiences in Israel. There are also videos of Christian holy sites and holiday themed events that are unique to Israel.

The channel was created by the Ministry of Tourism’s Religious Desk, which is dedicated to encouraging Christian tourism to Israel. Marketing activities for Christian tourism is one of the Ministry of Tourism’s main programs. In 2011, NIS 60 million was invested in reaching out to Christian communities abroad, with a similar amount being invested again this year.

US Tour Operators Assoc. Annual Meeting Set for Israel

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

The United States Tour Operators Association, the largest tourism wholesalers association in America, will hold its 2013 annual conference in Israel as guests of the Tourism Ministry.  The decision was made in February during a meeting in the US between Tourism Minister Stas Misezhnikov and USTOA management.  The organization’s last annual conference in Israel occurred in 1995.

Misezhnikov called the decision “a vote of confidence in the Israeli tourism industry”.

According to the Government Press Office, 600,000 US tourists visited Israel in 2011, making America the largest source country for incoming Israeli tourism. Revenue from incoming tourism from the States reached about NIS 4 million in 2011.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/us-tour-operators-assoc-annual-meeting-set-for-israel/2012/05/16/

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