In continuation of its plan to increase the number of Indian arrivals to the country, the Israel Ministry of Tourism (IMOT), conducted their second roadshow for 2017. It began in Mumbai followed by Delhi, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Bengaluru and concluded in Chennai. The Israeli delegation was led by Hassan Madah, Director–Israel Ministry of Tourism, India along with Judah Samuel, Director–Marketing, Israel Ministry of Tourism, India and included representative partners from the tourism industry of Israel. The roadshow witnessed a participation of over 100 travel agents in each city.
Tourist arrivals from India in last six months of India: Over 34,000. Israel recorded a growth of 79% in Indian arrivals in June compared to the same month last year.
Currently, El Al provides direct connectivity between India and Israel and has 3 (3 in the summer, 4 in the winter) weekly flights from Mumbai to Tel Aviv. Other connections to Israel include Turkish Airlines from Mumbai and Delhi to Tel Aviv (via Istanbul), Ethiopian Airlines from Mumbai and Delhi to Tel Aviv (via Addis Ababa) and Aeroflot Russian Airlines from Delhi to Tel Aviv (via Moscow), including other European carriers.