Overseas tourism to Eilat up 69% this winter

The Ministry of Tourism believes that the number of tourists visiting Eilat in the framework of its winter campaign this year, which will continue officially until Passover, will reach 130,000, compared with 77,000 in the preceding year. Sources inform “Globes” that the Ministry of Tourism will also allow airlines to continue operating flights and receiving grants in April-June. These grants triggered an increase in the number of winter weekly flights to Eilat from four to 40-50 over the past three years.

The airlines operating direct flights to Eilat include SAS Airlines, Finnair, Ryanair, Wizz Air, Ural Airlines, and Transavia Airlines. 17

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