Ryanair exec: We'll bring 4-5m tourists to Israel

Michael Cawley: Ryanair has boosted tourism to 28 countries in Europe and the world, and we intend to do this in Israel too.

"We'll bring 4-5 million tourists a year to Israel. Ryanair has boosted the number of tourists in 28 countries in Europe and the world, and we intend to this in Israel too," said Ryanair deputy CEO and COO Michael Cawley in a meeting with Israeli officials yesterday. Cawley and Ryanair director of route development Kate Sherry held separate meetings with Minister of Tourism Uzi Landau and Minister of Transport Yisrael Katz.

3.5 million tourists visited Israel in 2012.

Landau told Cawley and Sherry that he supported the entry of major low-cost carriers like Ryanair to Israel. "I will do everything I can to promote this. Low-cost carriers will make Israel much more accessible for Europeans, and will greatly increase the number of incoming tourists from Europe and the world," he said.

Published by Globes [online], Israel business news - www.globes-online.com - on June 6, 2013

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