The Embassy of India and India Tourism Office Frankfurt organised a tourism seminar on February 11, 2016 in Renaissance Hotel, Tel Aviv. The seminar was attended by more than 40 tour operators and tour agents in Israel.
Charge de Affaires Dr. Anju Kumar delivered opening remarks. She spoke about the tourism potential in India and highlighted various sectors such as wild life, luxury tourism, surfing, Jewish heritage and region specific tourism as new facets for promoting Israeli tourism to India.
Professor Agami, retired professor of Botany in Tel Aviv University and expert on nature and wild life tourism gave a presentation on the vast wild life and nature tourism in India. He focused on nature reserve parks and wildlife attractions. Dani Abrahami, spoke the possibilities of short trips to India. He highlighted tourism potential of India as a family destination as well. Mr. Rafi Peled, lecturer at the Tel Aviv University for Sanskrit an expert on Yoga tours talked about Yoga Tourism while Roee Shentiel, an enthusiast surfer, and video editor of MAKO spoke on the huge potential of surf tourism in India and the surfing destinations like Pondicherry, Kerala and Karnataka.
There was a brainstorming session on “How to promote tourism to India” The panel speakers were Dr. Anju Kumar, Charge de Affaires, Mr. Ramkumar Vijayan, Assistant Director, Government of India, Tourism Office, Frankfurt, Mr. Rafi Peled, expert on Yoga Tourism, Mr. Danny Abrahami from Hodu.co.il and Mr. Barak Leibovitch from Eco Tours.
A Rajasthani folk group led by Mr. Esak Khan gave a charming performance at the event. The seminar was followed by a cocktail reception.
Photo : Mikel