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Gil Travel | September 2013

Posted by Iris Hami on Sep 23, 2013 8:46:44 AM

What's Happening at Gil Travel?


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The Gil Travel team is gearing up for the upcoming winter season of Taglit Birthright Israel®. Since registration opened a few days ago, thousands of young Jewish adults have already signed up and Birthright is expecting another sell out season. Next summer, Taglit Birthright Israel® hopes to increase the number of participants by a few thousand.

This past summer, our General Office Manager Sharon spent the month of July in Israel for the 19th Maccabiah Games to make sure that everything ran as smoothly as possible.  This is what she had to say about the experience: “The experience I had at the 19th Maccabiah Games in Israel was AMAZING! Being part of the Gil Travel team who worked passionately to make sure all the athletes and families had a successful trip and games was so rewarding!  It was wonderful to see the athletes and participants enjoy the trip of lifetime that my colleagues and I helped create! Seeing the joy on people’s faces is the reason why we (Gil Travel) do what we do and being able to witness that in person makes it all worthwhile!”

The Maccabiah Games are the world’s largest Jewish athletic competition but its mission is much more than to provide an arena for competition.  The Maccabi experience offers the opportunity for Jewish teens and adults from around the world to connect through sports.  The next set of games is scheduled for Berlin in the summer of 2015 and then in Santiago, Chile in December of 2015. To read more about the Maccabiah Games, please follow this link.

Over the next few months the Gil Travel team will be developing new and exciting products for you.  We are planning to expand our catalogue of guaranteed packaged tours.  We are focusing on Christian Heritage in Turkey, Greece and Italy; as well as Jewish Interest tours to Eastern Europe, the FSU, Argentina, Spain and Portugal.  We will also be adding special culinary tours to Israel hosted by famous chefs throughout the US.  So, stay tuned!

Our team of qualified experts has grown.  Click here to meet Melanie Verchere. She is originally from France, bi-lingual in French and English and highly experienced in the travel industry.  Stephanie Lees has also joined our team to revamp our social media efforts.  Stay tuned for engaging and interactive helpful travel content!  Stay connected with us via Facebook, TwitterPinterest and our blog.

If there are any questions you have related to travel our experts at Gil Travel would be more than happy to answer.

Topics: Arts and Culture in Israel, Gil Travel