Israel Ministry of Tourism’s South Korea Office Announces Visit of Newly Appointed Deputy Minister

Israel Ministry of Tourism’s South Korea Office Announces Visit of Newly Appointed Deputy Minister

Seoul, June 4, 2023 – The Israel Ministry of Tourism’s South Korea Office has announced the upcoming visit of Ilan Marciano, the newly appointed Deputy Minister of the Israel Ministry of Tourism, to South Korea.

From June 6th (Tuesday) to June 9th (Friday), Deputy Minister Ilan Marciano will embark on a four-day visit to South Korea, engaging in a series of activities. His itinerary includes participation in a joint South Korea-Israel economic seminar, meetings with journalists from major newspapers and specialized magazines, discussions with prominent domestic travel agencies and pilgrimage tour operators, visits to CBS(Christian broadcasting System) and Korean churches, as well as meetings with travel influencers.

This visit holds great significance as the first high-level visit to Asia since the formation of the new Israeli government and the end of the pandemic. Its aim is to raise awareness of the importance of the South Korean and Asian markets within the industry, expand cooperation across the tourism sector, enhance the visibility of Israel’s travel brand, and increase market share.

Deputy Minister Marciano will join the delegation from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and actively participate in the “South Korea Joint Economic Seminar,” scheduled for the afternoon of July 7th (Wednesday) at the Grand Hyatt Hotel. Following the seminar, he will engage in substantial business meetings and hold press conferences with professionals in the tourism industry.

During these interactions, he will specifically focus on presenting Israel’s current tourism infrastructure, development plans, marketing strategies, prospects, and the diverse travel attractions that Israel has to offer to the South Korean market.

Expressing his gratitude for the passionate support and endorsement from the South Korean travel industry and tourists, Deputy Minister Marciano emphasized the significance of South Korea as a highly important travel market for Israel. He stated, “I am personally visiting South Korea to express my appreciation and active support for the enthusiasm and support shown by the South Korean travel industry and tourists. Our goal is to actively develop and promote new tourism products in Israel.”

Israel’s swift pandemic response and the lifting of entry restrictions for foreigners since March 1st, 2022, have garnered attention. Thanks to a visa waiver agreement between South Korea and Israel, Korean citizens can travel to Israel for up to 90 days without a separate tourist visa. Furthermore, as of May 15th, 2023 (Monday), the mandatory submission of a COVID-19 guarantee travel insurance certificate upon entry to Israel has been abolished, allowing unrestricted access to the diverse attractions of Israel.

By Jungchan Lee/Korea Travel News


The Israel Ministry of Tourism’s South Korea Office:
The Israel Ministry of Tourism’s South Korea Office, located in Seoul’s Jongno-gu Insadong, is responsible for promoting Israel’s multifaceted charm, where the emotions of the holy sites coexist with the romance of the Mediterranean. In addition to highlighting the harmonious blend of tradition and modernity, the office promotes Israel’s beautiful and captivating history, culture, experiential tourism, and religious sites.

For more information, visit the official Korean website of the Israel Ministry of Tourism: