- Posted by Newsdesk
- On 1st February 2017
- China Daily, Israel, Prof. Dr. Arlt
In an article published on Wednesday February 2, 2017, COTRI Director Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Georg Arlt shared his thoughts with the China Daily regarding the surge in Chinese tourists to Israel. 76,400 Chinese tourists went to Israel between January and November last year (a 60 percent increase from 2015), and the time Chinese tourists spent in the greater Tel Aviv region has grew 50 percent in 2016, making the Chinese the largest incoming tourist group and those staying the longest period of time.
In the article, Prof. Dr. Arlt ‘attributes the surge to new direct flights run by Hainan Airlines from Beijing to Tel Aviv,’ which has ‘provided more flight options at cheaper prices.’ Additionally, ‘Israel’s introduction of 10-year multiple entry visas for Chinese citizens’ have also made Israel an attractive option for Chinese booking holidays abroad.
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Source: China Daily