Jerusalem has been selected to host the Travel Network Group’s 2020 conference.
The event will be held on November 22-25 with further information to be released in the new year.
The conference will take place at two of the city’s five-star hotels, The David Citadel and The Mamilla, located in the heart of the city and only a short walk away from the Old City Walls and Jaffa Gate.
Delegates will be given the option of three- or four-night arrangements.
Business partner sponsorship packages will also be available from January.
TNG chief executive Gary Lewis said: “We are absolutely delighted that Jerusalem will host our 2020 group conference. It’s a city unlike any other and you have to see it to believe it.
“Whilst it is one of the oldest cities in the world with a history that dates back to the fourth millennium BC, today it is a modern, contemporary, vibrant and progressive destination.
“It literally is stunning on every level and will provide us with the perfect backdrop for our next conference.”
He added that he was “bowled-over” by all it has to offer as a conference destination and said that the cuisine, architecture, history and dynamism makes it a “must see” city.
It is also a city that is becoming increasingly accessible from the UK with more airlines offering daily flights to Israel.
Lewis said: “The feedback from members who joined us in Budapest earlier this year for our ‘Beyond the Expected’ conference was incredibly positive and we always knew that it would be a challenge to find a destination that could top what Budapest offered – but in Jerusalem we feel that we have a city that meets all our criteria and more, and one that many members will be keen to experience.”
Pricing of the conference is an important factor for delegates, and the group’s overall objective is always to offer a delegate rate that delivers excellent value for money.
“We are grateful to the Israel Ministry of Tourism and Jerusalem Tourist Board for helping us make Jerusalem work for our next group conference,” Lewis added. “The teams there are extremely excited to host our members and see it as a wonderful opportunity to showcase this destination to such an important audience.”
Israel Government Tourist Office director Sharon Ehrlich Bershadsky said: ‘’We are happy to confirm that the conference will take place in the city of Jerusalem, where guests will be able to experience the historical splendour, alongside the vibrant culture and fantastic cuisine.
“We look forward to showcasing our unique and beautiful city to the wonderful group of travel professionals that belong to the Travel Network Group.”
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