Mr. Yariv Levin, Minister of Tourism
Mr. David Maimon, CEO of EL AL Israel Airlines
Mr. Eli Gonen, President of the Israel Hotel Association
Mr. Ron Huldai, Mayor of Tel Aviv
Mr. Shmuel Marom, Israel Incoming Tour Operators Association
Mrs. Hanny Sobol, CEO of The Israel Association of Travel Agencies & Consultants
Celebrating a record 4.1 million tourists in 2019, the tourism industry is facing the challenge of a shortfall in accommodations, improving service and transportation quality, and congestion on infrastructure.
The cruise industry is increasing every year dramatically.
Golden Tours – the biggest cruise agency in Israel is leading this industry and gives the agents and the clients a professional, fast and dynamic solution.
Golden Tours is a PSA of Norwegian Cruise Line in Israel and specializes in all international cruise lines.
What are the tourism technologies out there today, and what's in the pipeline?
Special research prepared for the Israel Ministry of Tourism will present the technological revolution and its impact on tourism. How will that impact shape the future tourist?
How do you recognize a developing market, and use the opportunity to the maximum?
By invitation only
B2B with Members of The Israel Association of Travel Agencies & Consultants (ITTAA) and Hosted Buyers
“Everywhere I go, I take with me my visa and my strongest memory from Japan, the sweet taste of the red apple”.
A classic visit to Japan will include Tokyo, Kyoto, and Hiroshima, but Japan is not just those destinations. In the heart of Japan hides a unique tour route that offers the Israeli visitor a voyage in some of the vistas that were episodes in the life of Chiune (Sempo) Sugihara. The Japanese righteous among nations that for his bravery and unwillingness to stand idly by, 6000 Jews arrived in Japan in 1940 and their lives were saved.
The lecture will present the story of Mr. Sugihara, the journey of Sugihara survivor, Mr. Berti Frankel in the Sugihara route, and the towns and cities along the route; Nagoya, Yaotsu, Tsuruga, Takayama, Shirakawa-Go and Kanazawa.
Moderated by Ernest Svazic, Mayor of Krapinske Toplice, Spa city, Croatia
Moderated by Irena Rapoport, Regional Manager, HTI Conference, Israel / Russia
Moderated by Marina Matijevic, Director of Sales & Marketing, Energy Clinic, EU
Mrs Cristina Ionela Tărteață, Minister of Tourism State Secretary
European Health & SPA represented by:
Ecuador invites you to explore its four worlds (Pacific Coast, Andes, Amazon and Galapagos Islands) through the secrets of its cuisine: from its origins in the pre-Incan culture to the transforming fusion between the indigenous habits and those brought by the Spanish conquest which are reflected in the diverse techniques and meals offered by the land of Ecuador in South America.
The charm of the Middle of the World is represented in the traditions, legends and myths that have been transferred from generation to generation, combining indigenous beliefs, magic and shamanism, while the diverse soils and microclimates of the country contribute to the quality of its natural products and therefore to the richness of the Ecuadorian cuisine and its worldwide appreciation.
Ecuador’s contemporary cuisine has been complemented with the influence of other cultures and environments due to the Ecuadorian migration to other countries in the world. Hence, the national gastronomy has become an instrument by which an ancestral culinary culture brings the world closer to the natural wonders of Ecuador and its high quality products.
What is the main Israeli tourism product?
Depends who you ask, and at which time of the year…. Are those the answers to who our competitors are?
Known as the land of a thousand hills, Rwanda's stunning scenery and warm, friendly people offer unique experiences in one of the most remarkable countries in the world. It is blessed with extraordinary biodiversity, with incredible wildlife living throughout its volcanoes, montane rainforest and sweeping plains. Travelers come from far and wide to catch a glimpse of the magnificent gorillas, yet there is so much more to see and experience.
HTI WORKSHOP SERIAL
10:00 WORKSHOP 1
The EU: A crossroad of opportunities and threats for health tourism
For those who already are or planning to start EU health tourism business Mr. Paulo Moreira will give an overview based on newest scientific researches
Alin Shichman, Director of the International Department, Herzliya Medical Center, Israel
11:00 WORKSHOP 2
The advantages of health tourism business with Russia and CIS?
The workshop will address ideas and concepts, and teach some skills related to lucrative Russian and CIS countries market.
Dr. Hagay Amir, Head of Orthopaedic Rehabilitation, Loewenstein Hospital, Israel
12:00 WORKSHOP 3
How to grow your health tourism business with China?
This workshop will give perspectives on China outbound health tourism focusing on Chinese associations, buyers, and tour operators.
13:00 WORKSHOP 4
Wellness: A golden opportunity for travel agents!
The workshop is designed to teach participants how to become recognized and certified wellness agents.
How do you brand a city, and what makes a city a tourism city?
What was the secret to the success of branding Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, in the "Two Cities One Break" campaign?
Botswana is one of the most wonderful places on Earth!, well known for having some of the best wilderness and wildlife areas on the African continent. But at first glance, the options for a safari in Botswana can sometimes appear bewildering.
This presentation is designed to give you a deeper knowledge of the country, its attractions, and its people.
Hotel Occupancies and Prices in The World: What Happens When Demand Exceeds Supply?
The Iceland Experience: Positive Challenges – Iceland is facing tourism growth, which is outpacing its available infrastructure resources.
We will host representatives of the Iceland Tourism Authority, to learn how to develop a sustainable tourism strategy.
In today’s quickly growing tourism industry, many new trends and technologies are on the rise. In fact, the travel tech industry is said to be worth some $12 billion globally. However, travel trends are also showing the conventional need for person-to-person interactions, experiences and between both the tourist and the B2B relationships.
How does a travel tech startup navigate these waters and provide top-notch digital and scalable solutions, but also deliver the individual attention and personal relationships needed in the sector? In this panel, you will hear how Jerusalem is building a community around capacity building for professionals in travel and tourism, bringing top technology to the age-old tourism sector, and meet a few startups who are a part of this revolution.
13:00 Ilanit Melchior, Head of Tourism, Jerusalem Development Authority
13:10 How Israel is becoming a travel tech-oriented country, Michal Machado, Director of JETH
The Israel Ministry of Tourism offers a wide range of support tools for SME's, local government, and regional tourism organizations.
Meet the Ministry Team, and see the "Tourism incubators" model in action.
The largest country in Europe – Ukraine!
Come to learn all about the new touristic destination.
A city for a weekend, offering variety of tours:
Preserves the traditions of many people who lived here for centuries. Lviv's architecture has been included in UNESCO's world heritage sites, but the city is often referred to as "the last undiscovered pearl of Europe".
Lviv region also is striking by the greatness of the Carpathian Mountains, which inspire travel and mineral springs, which fill a thirst for life.
Where the glorious past and future meets.
225 years of history have united more than 130 nationalities and they always felt like home in Odesa.
A lot of mysteries and stories are hidden in our underground labyrinths.
Catacombs of Odesa are the longest in the world, more than 2,500 km of underground passages.
Odesa offers fantastic sea adventures, cultural events and festivals.
Will be glad to see you at our event!
Tuesday, February 11 | 10:00-18:00
Wednesday, February 12 | 09:00-17:00
Tuesday, February 11 | 14:00-18:00
Wednesday, February 12 | 14:00-17:00