Sept. 30, 2016
Israel Offers Grants to Mandarin-Speaking Guides – Stephanie Freid (China Central Television)
Israel’s Tourism Ministry is paying local Mandarin-speakers to get their tour-guide licenses as the number of Chinese visitors to Israel jumped by 50% this year.
By 2020, the ministry predicts China natives will be among the top five nationalities visiting Israel.
A new, 10-year-multiple entry visa policy for Chinese citizens has been implemented and airlines operate six direct Beijing-Tel Aviv flights per week.