Tourism


Incoming Tourism Sets Record in 2018 So Far

The BDS movement has not succeeded in putting a dent in tourism to Israel. A total of 1.85 million foreign residents entered Israel between January 1st and May 31st of…

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Israeli Hotel Prices Down in 2017, Study Shows

The average overnight stay in an Israeli hotel or rented vacation apartment fell 15 percent in shekel terms in the first quarter of 2018 over the cost a year earlier,…

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Tourism Booms 25 Percent Over Last Year

Despite regional tensions that would presumably scare visitors away, tourism soared by an astonishing 25 percent in the first quarter of 2018, according to official figures released on Wednesday. Some…

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New Services Added at Ben Gurion Airport

Arriving in Ben Gurion Airport? Here are the latest services available at the airport: All airport taxis to take credit cards – Passengers taking authorized taxis from Ben Gurion Airport…

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Direct Flights to Brazil Set for December

The first direct flights between Israel and South America will begin next December, operated by Brazil’s Latam Airlines. Latam will operate two weekly direct flights to Tel Aviv, one from…

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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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