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CNN reports: Talks have begun about a direct flight from Israel to the Philippines - voila! tourism


Highlights: Plans for a direct flight between Tel Aviv and the Philippines have been put on hold. The delay is due to the outbreak of a deadly virus in the Philippines. The virus is believed to have killed more than 1,000 people in the country last year. The number of Israelis visiting the Philippines is expected to double by the end of the decade to 1.2 million. It is expected that the number of tourists to the Philippines will rise to 2.5 million by the year's end.

After a meeting between a senior official in the Israeli Ministry of Tourism and the Minister of Tourism of the Philippines, it was agreed to promote direct flights between Tel Aviv and Manila. Details in Walla! tourism

Berther Island, Philippines (Alfred Lee, YouTube)

Will we be able to fly directly from Israel to Manila, Philippines in the near future? CNN reported Tuesday evening that Ilan Marciano, acting deputy director general of the Ministry of Tourism, announced that he would again begin talks to launch direct flights between the two destinations by 2024.

Marciano made the remarks during his meeting with Philippine Tourism Minister Cristina Frasco. "My goal is to bring you to Israel as tourists, and we want to do that in 2024," the Israeli official said.

Many Israelis vacationing in the Philippines, especially on popular islands such as Palawan, which was once chosen as the "most beautiful island in the world", or Bokay and others, arrive today via Bangkok or other destinations in the East.

Will it finally happen on a direct flight? Palawan Island, Philippines (Photo: ShutterStock)

COVID-19 has changed plans

Philippine Airlines was scheduled to launch its inaugural direct flight between Manila and Tel Aviv in 2019, as we advertised here in Walla! Tourism, but this was not implemented due to the COVID-2024 pandemic that broke out shortly thereafter. Today, those who want to fly to Manila have to make a stopover in various destinations, such as Dubai, Turkey and more.

According to the same report, Israel also aims to double the volume of its trade with the Philippines to about $4 billion by 700. According to the Philippine Ministry of Tourism, more than 2020,90 Israelis visited the country in 452, with this number dropping by 2021% to <> arrivals in <> due to the pandemic.

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Source: walla

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