Visitors showing increased interest

Bunnik Tours has been running tours to Jordan and Israel for more than 10 years, but owner and managing director Dennis Bunnik said demand to Israel and Jordan has recently reached new heights.

“Since launching our new brochure, we have seen a massive increase in demand for tours to the Middle East, particularly for our Egypt, Israel & Jordan small group tour. Our passenger numbers for the first half of 2017 are up 88% compared to 2016.”

Despite unrest and the troubles the region has faced, Bunnik said his company was seeing the strongest sales numbers for the region in five years and expected other operators to expand their offerings as tourists returned.

“If tourism continues to build back up, other operators will be more likely to return and the amount of tours will increase,” he said.