HOME > NEWSROOM > ARTICLES > Israel Tourism Commissioner Haim Gutin Promoted to Senior Deputy Director General

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

Latest News

Barna Urges NRB to Influence Conservatives Politically

Pollster George Barna urged communicators at the NRB15 International Christian Media Convention in Nashville, TN, to use their sizable influence to guide conservatives politically at a time when the nation needs to return to biblical values.

Joel Rosenberg: Abortion, Apocalyptic Islam Put U.S. at Risk

America is in danger of destruction in the face of the mounting death toll of unborn children and the rise of apocalyptic Islam, best-selling author Joel C. Rosenberg said at the National Religious Broadcasters’ 2015 International Christian Media Convention.

Gov. Mike Huckabee: Absence of Christians from the Public Square is Costly

Governor Mike Huckabee told a gathering of Christian media and ministry professionals in Nashville that he had recently been standing on the Golan Heights in Israel, just 250 yards from the Syrian border, where he could hear the explosions from that nation’s ongoing civil war.

Panel of Leading Pro-Life Women Shares 'How to Get the Media Message Right'

A panel of pro-life advocates at the National Religious Broadcasters’ International Christian Media Convention in Nashville, TN, addressed how to get the media message right regarding the value of unborn lives for a new generation.

NRB President & CEO: Our Association Must Remain Rooted in the Truths of God’s Word

Dr. Jerry A. Johnson wants to make sure the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) remains strong by holding to a right perspective on the Bible, on human life, and on marriage; and remains committed to excellence and an understanding of what it means to be created in the image of God.

Marriage Panel at NRB15: Church Will Not Surrender Marriage

The Church will not surrender the biblical view of marriage despite opposition and the prediction of a former megachurch pastor, attendees were told in a panel discussion at the National Religious Broadcasters’ International Christian Media Convention.

David Platt Calls for Courage on Social Issues

Christian communicators must not choose to speak out on some social issues and remain silent on others based on how they will be received by the culture, David Platt said Thursday at the National Religious Broadcasters’ International Christian Media Convention in Nashville, TN.

Heritage Analyst Says ‘Cultural Cronyism’ Is Harming Nation

America’s cultural health is declining in most categories, although societal and governmental work has made a difference in a few cases, a think tank fellow told Christian media and ministry professionals Thursday.

Alistair Begg to Christian Broadcasters: Be Faithful in Proclaiming the Story

Christ-followers must “be bold, be clear, and be about the business,” Alistair Begg told a gathering of Christian media and ministry professionals Wednesday, saying it is fruitless to curse the darkness or to embrace it.

Mariam Ibraheem Receives NRB President’s Award for Her Enduring Faith in Christ

Ibraheem, who spent six months in a prison in Sudan because she refused to renounce Christ, was at the National Religious Broadcasters’ 2015 International Christian Media Convention to be recognized for her stalwart faith.

More News