Tourism


Over 3.5 Million Tourists Visit Israel in 2017

Over 3.5 million tourists visited Israel in 2017, the Tourism Ministry said in its end-of-year roundup. Foreign tourism in 2017 was up 25 percent over the number in 2016 —…

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Kosel Tramway Plans Finalized

To get to the Kosel, visitors can either take a taxi or a bus, or walk through the Jewish Quarter of Yerushalayim’s Old City. Both those alternatives are difficult for…

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NYC Launches New Tourism Campaign: True York City

The tourism agency NYC & Company on Monday launched a new campaign called “True York City”, designed to promote iconic attractions as well as unique experiences, neighborhoods and local businesses.…

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Israeli Tourist Rescued From Mount Everest

An Israeli tourist was evacuated by helicopter in a dramatic rescue on Mount Everest on Tuesday after she took sick at over 14,000 feet, The Jerusalem Post reported. The 24-year-old…

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Giant Fence to Protect New Eilat Airport

The Defense Ministry has been working on a new fence between Israel and Jordan, with the intention of protecting airplanes that will be using the new Ramon airport outside Eilat.…

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4 American Students Attacked With Acid in Marseilles

Four American college students were sprayed in the face with acid at a train station in the French city of Marseilles Sunday morning, but French authorities thus far do not…

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Kinneret Tops Eilat as Preferred Vacation Spot

Yerushalayim is always number one in the hearts of Israelis, and it’s also their favorite place to visit. The question is what is their second favorite – and the answer…

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El Al Improves On-Time Performance in August, Data Shows

El Al has made a dramatic improvement in its on-time record, according to data garnered by Flightstats, considered the international authority for compiling data on airline on-time performance. Out of…

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Over 2.5 Million Passengers at Ben Gurion in August

A total of 2,546,153 international and domestic travelers passed through Ben Gurion Airport in August, flying into, out of, and within Israel on 15,857 flights. The number of passengers reflects…

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