The demand for Eilat tours is growing due to special offers and growth of air transportation
At the start of the winter season, tour operators positively assess the demand for tours to Israel. The sales driver is the Red Sea resort of Eilat: a number of hotels there already have a shortage of rooms for November holidays.
According to the Israeli Ministry of Tourism, in September 2019, 30 900 Russian tourists visited the country, which is 28% more than in September 2018. In total, from January to September 2019, Israel hosted almost 225 thousand guests from Russia (+ 1% an increase, compared to the same period last year).
Representatives of Israeli tourism hope that the positive dynamics of Russian arrivals will continue in the upcoming winter season 2019/2020, including due to an increase of transportation volumes in the destination. So, this year for the first time the flights from Moscow to Eilat will be operated almost throughout the week.
Tour operators talk about a steady demand for tours to Israel this winter. So, according to Ics Travel Group representatives, Israeli destination is now included in the TOP-5 resorts for the current winter season. After the start of its own flight program in Eilat, the demand for tours grew by 31% and sales volumes reach March-April 2020.
The experts of the tour operator Space Travel note a similar dynamics: as a whole, the demand for the destination increased by 30%, compared to the previous season. At the same time, beach tours and city tours have increased in sales by 10%, sightseeing tours - by 8%, wellness programs - by 2%.
Yury Mishchenko, graduated from Moscow Institute of Foreign Languages, has more than 15 years experience in tourism and travel. Working both in tour operator company as destination manager, and in travel agency as sales manager, he is focused on analysis of Russian tour operators’ daily routine. Recently, Yury works in Baginet Marketing and Sales Agency.