Tour operators do not notice a drop of demand for Israel due to the worsening situation around Palestine
Media began to report about the rise of a tension of political situation after December 6, when US President Donald Trump announced about recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and signed a document to move the United States Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. This decision has angered many leaders and people of the Middle East and, above all - in Palestine. At the same time Russian tour operators, working in this direction, state that the flaring up conflict has not yet affected the tourist zones. "From the words of our partners in Israel the situation in hotels is consistently calm. All excursions are available in full", - Biblio-Globus representative confirmed the situation. The tour operator also does not note the falling of demand. At the same time, observers pay attention to the low cost of tours to Israel. So, the price of a week holiday in Eilat for two persons with a flight in the second half of December starts from 35 thousand Rubles ($ 590). However, experts believe that other factors could lead to cheaper tours, in particular, the seasonal decline of sales on the eve of pre-New Year's boom. "This trend is similar now for many other directions, with the events in Jerusalem it doesn’t connect", - said Dmitry Filatovsky, Commercial Director of ICS Travel Group.
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.