“The hotel industry is a free market, whoever lied to him, should go to cheap hotels”

“There is no doubt that the prices of some of the hotels in Israel are high, and the feeling is that the hotels are only for the rich,” the Minister of Tourism told Maariv. Joel Rezbozov (There is a future) and adds: “On the other hand – it is a risky market, and whoever invests in it does so out of Zionism because the return on investment is long, but it is a free market.”

“If people buy at these prices it is their discretion,” the minister continues. “Everyone and their own pocket and their own consideration. A family without means does not have to vacation in Eilat or the Dead Sea, because it becomes an expensive commodity. But there are many more amazing places at reasonable prices. We will soon launch a campaign to encourage cheap hotels.”

As a member of the Corona Cabinet, Rezbozov supports the entry of tourists into Israel: “Vaccinated tourists can be brought into the country to save the tourism industry. The outline I prepared for the Corona Cabinet is to bring in vaccinated with PCR tests.

“We are closing Ben Gurion Airport for fear of the introduction of variants. But if the number of patients is in a difficult situation and the number of respirators is low, one must also look at the economic aspect. Healthcare professionals only look at the health aspect. If the number goes up and gets high and risks I will not take the risk. But if tourism is stopped, it must be compensated. “He said that the entry of tourists, which was supposed to begin on August 1, will be postponed again for at least another month.

Loads at Ben Gurion Airport (Photo: Avshalom Shashoni, Flash 90)

On his role in the change government and the breakdowns in it, he adds: “Although this government is heterogeneous and there are disagreements, at the end of every cabinet meeting the ministers function and talk to each other. For example, we cooperate with the Ministry of Environmental Protection in promoting sustainable tourism.

“As one of the most vaccinated countries in the world, we will soon return to tourism, and we want to put Israel back on the map of tourism, such as Greece, Cyprus and Turkey. For every shekel we receive, we will return at least double. “.
The full interview with the Minister of Tourism will be published tomorrow in the “Current Plus” section of “Maariv-Weekend”


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