The Brit who did so much for Israel’s tourist industry

11.08.2011                      11.Aw-Elul, 5771

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The Brit who did so much for Israel’s tourist industry

Entrepeneur David Lewis, chair of Isrotel and man behind much of Eilat’s development, dies at 87.

It is almost ironic that David Lewis, the British entrepreneur who did so much to boost Israel’s tourist industry and the nation’s economy, should die at a time when there are protest demonstrations throughout the country demanding social justice and more jobs.
Lewis, who more than 30 years ago fell in love with the natural beauty of Eilat, needed little persuasion from then Tourism Minister Gideon Patt to invest in Israel’s southern resort area and to convince more Europeans, especially from Britain, to follow the sun….