The Israel Ministry of Tourism (IMOT) reports it is expanding its tourism promotion staff in 11 southern states, says Haim Gutin, Israel Tourism Commissioner for North and South America. The move reflects increasing demand for travel to Israel from the southern states, IMOT says.
Eyal Carlin will serve as Consul for Tourism in the Atlanta Office, and will direct the activities of the Israel Ministry of Tourism in the southern region.
Joe Diaz, Director, Travel Trade and Christian Relations, will concentrate on special promotions with the travel trade, Christian and Hispanic community.
Carlin joined the Israel Ministry of Tourism's Jerusalem headquarters in 2010 as a founding team member of the Religious Tourism Desk where he spearheaded research and marketing initiatives for Christian-focused travel to Israel, including various social media initiatives such as the "Spirit of the Holy Land" Facebook page.
In this role, he also developed and maintained working relations with leading Christian organizations in Israel.