More business and tourism opportunities are in sight with the launch of Cathay Pacific’s first flight from Tel Aviv to Manila via Hong Kong starting March 26, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Wednesday said.
“The start of Cathay Pacific flights is timely as Israel is now the fastest growing tourism market of the Philippines, growing at 42.27% (16,725 tourist arrivals) in 2016.
Tourist arrivals are expected to rise significantly this year as the Department of Tourism (DOT) has made Israel a top priority market with more aggressive tourism campaign programs,” said Philippine Ambassador to Israel Neal Imperial.
Cathay Pacific’s new route gives Israelis and Filipinos who are planning to visit Cebu and Clark an alternative since direct flights are available from these destinations to Hong Kong and vice-versa.
Israel is home to more than 27,000 Filipino caregivers who will benefit from the increasing number of flight options from Tel Aviv to the Philippines. (PNA) FPV/SFM
more recommended stories
ID Cards For Dengxavia Recipients In NCR Available Soon
Recipients of the Dengvaxia vaccine in.
8 Major Bridges Linking Visayas, Luzon In The Works
The Duterte administration plans to build.
Peso Remains Strong, Local Stocks Pull Back
The Philippine peso continued to show.
Anti-Smoking Group Seeks Higher Tax On Tobacco To Help Farmers
An official of an anti-smoking advocacy.