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77% of Israelis won't travel to Turkey, even for free

Recent survey suggests Israelis still snubbing Turkey as vacation destination

Published: 02.20.12, 07:18 / Israel Travel

One out of four Israelis does not want to spend a vacation in Turkey, a new survey on Israeli tourism suggests.


The survey, conducted in late January, included 500 respondents that represent a statistical sample of Israel's adult Jewish population (maximal sampling error: 4.5%).  


According to the survey, Turkey, once one of the most popular vacation spots, ranked as Israelis' least favorite destination.


Asked if they would travel to Turkey if the trip was already paid for, a whopping 77% answered they would not. Among those who answered affirmatively there was prominent representation to men, youngsters and seculars.


Earlier this week, Israel hosted the International Mediterranean Tourism Market at Tel Aviv's Exhibition Grounds which was sponsored by the Tourism Ministry, Israel's Hotel Association and El Al. Among the contributors were Israeli travels agents and the Tel Aviv-Yafo Tourism Foundation. More than 800 representatives from 28 countries took part in the event.



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