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Israel Tourism Commissioner Haim Gutin Promoted to Senior Deputy Director General

Haim GutinHaim Gutin, the Israel Ministry of Tourism (IMOT)’s outgoing Commissioner for North and South America, was honored and recognized by friends and associates last week ahead of his forthcoming return to Jerusalem.

Commissioner Gutin, who has served 33 years with IMOT, will complete his four-year term on August 12 and take up a new position as IMOT’s Senior Deputy Director General. He has served IMOT in the U.S. for roughly 15 years.

“We wish Commissioner Gutin all the best in this critical new role, knowing that he will continue to serve Israel with excellence, which has been his hallmark,” noted NRB President & CEO Dr. Jerry A. Johnson.

NRB Executive Vice President & COO Dr. Linda Smith, who attended the farewell event in New York on July 23, noted in her remarks how the relationship between IMOT and NRB has flourished under Commissioner Gutin. He was also applauded by other friends and associates for his tourism achievements.

Hiam Gutin and IMOT StaffAmong the dignitaries present were Ambassador Ido Aharoni, Consul General of Israel; Daniel Saadon, Vice President for the North and Central America operations of El Al Israel Airlines Ltd.; and Eitan Sasson, Marketing & Sales Director at Israel Hotel Reps. for Dan Hotels.

Tom Tradup, News & Talk Programming Vice President at Salem Radio Network, and Ossie Mills, President of GEB America, Oral Roberts University, attended as well.

According to reports, Israel Tourism is on track for a record-setting year, with tourism numbers from the U.S. increasing by 15 percent each month for the first six months of 2014. In 2012, U.S. visitors to Israel numbered around 630,000, surpassing the 625,000 from 2010 – which was a record-breaking year at the time. IMOT’s goal by 2017 is to welcome one million tourists from the U.S. in a single year.

PHOTOS ABOVE: (1) Haim Gutin, Israel Ministry of Tourism (IMOT)'s Commissioner for North and South America. (2) Commissioner Gutin and the IMOT staff. Photograph courtesy of IMOT.

Published: July 31, 2014

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