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Israeli travel agency signs deal to sell packages to UAE's Rixos hotels

Aviation Links company says the packages to four Rixos hotels in the Gulf state will be available for the Jewish holiday of Sukkot in October using Turkish Airlines flights

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Published: 08.18.20 , 20:52
Aviation Links, which operates as the Kishrey Teufa travel agency in Israel, said on Tuesday it will start selling vacation packages to Rixos hotels in the United Arab Emirates, the latest deal after the countries agreed to normalize relations.
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  • The agreement is the first in the tourism industry after Israel and the United Arab Emirates announced on Thursday overt diplomatic ties and forge a broad new relationship.
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    Until now, Israeli tourists have largely not been allowed to enter the Gulf country, although some business executives with dual nationalities have entered using non-Israeli passports.
    Aviation said the packages to four Rixos hotels will be available for the Jewish holiday of Sukkot in mid-October using Turkish Airlines flights.
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    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that Israel was also preparing for direct flights over Saudi Arabia.
    Nir Mazor, vice president of Aviation, said the packages would initially be available to Israelis with entry permits to the Emirates and later to all citizens once the deal is completed.
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