Tourism Ministry distributes condoms at London event
Party favors, bearing the motto ’come and visit Israel’, meant to promote Tel Aviv-based travel package Danny Sadeh
British travel agents were recently shocked to receive boxes of condoms handed out as part of a campaign to promote travel to Israel, during an event hosted by the Tourism Ministry in London.
The event, attended by representatives of the El-Al Airline, various Tel Aviv hotels and the Tel Aviv tourism foundation, as well as several British travel agents, was hosted with the objective of promoting a travel package to Israel focused on Tel Aviv.
As party favors, patrons leaving the event were given boxes of condoms bearing the motto ’come and visit Tel Aviv.’ Some of the attendees were even told: Come to Tel Aviv and be satisfied.
"All of the British travel agents were appalled by this tasteless advertising tactic. Among the agents were many religious Jews who inquired whether this was the way that Israel was being marketed abroad," one of the travel agents complained.