'Everyone who wants to live free needs a strong Israel'

Tourism Minister says media presents image of Israel 'very different' than reality, everyone who values democracy should support Israel.Chana Roberts, Yoni Kempinski, 2/8/2017, 2:05 PM

Paris museums suffer losses after terror attacks

The Louvre, one of world's most famous museums, reported 15% decrease in visits, foreign visits dropped by 20%.Yoel Domb, 1/10/2017, 8:50 AM

Fire on Indonesia tourist boat leaves 23 dead, dozens injured

Emergency teams rescue 200, bring 32 to hospitals after fire breaks out on Indonesia tourist boat.Chana Roberts, 1/1/2017, 2:05 PM

German hostel: No Israelis allowed

Reservations for 4 Israeli families cancelled, with hostel initially saying Israeli guests were not welcome before retracting statement.David Rosenberg, 10/31/2016, 10:27 PM

Historic: Jet Blue lands in Cuba today

One small step for man: The first US-Cuba commercial flight in 50 years takes off today.Rachel Kaplan, 8/31/2016, 8:31 AM

A visit to Israel's giant salt cave

Watch: Breath-taking stalactites and stalagmites at the giant salt cave of 'Mount Sodom'ILTV, 8/30/2016, 9:10 AM

No entry to Jordan if you look Jewish

Israeli tourists looking to go pray at Aaron's tomb in Jordan turned back because they were wearing Yarmulkes and carried prayer shawls.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/8/2016, 6:49 PM

Lufthansa reports steep losses following terror wave

German airline one of several sources reporting serious damage to travel, tourism industry following recent spate of terror attacks.AFP, 8/2/2016, 10:21 PM

New bill to combat incitement by unlicensed tour guides

Ministerial Committee for Legislation to discuss proposal to raise penalties for unlicensed tour guides; many tours give false information.Shai Landesman, 7/3/2016, 10:57 AM

22 arrested in connection to Ataturk Airport attack

Turkey arrests 22 after Istanbul airport attack, blames ISIS. ISIS angry at Turkey for supporting Syrian Kurds. Is a border war imminent?Rachel Kaplan, 6/30/2016, 5:52 PM

Coming to Israel? Come to Volunteer

Keren Pardo of the Israel Volunteer Association on how you can combine contributing to Israeli society while visiting the country.ILTV, 6/30/2016, 8:44 AM

120,000 flood Israel's parks on Shavuot

Thousands of Israelis tour the country taking advantage of the long weekend and pleasant weather.Shoshana Miskin Perez, 6/12/2016, 11:06 PM

300,000 tour Israel on final full day of Chol HaMoed

Pleasant weather at end of Chol HaMoed sees picnicking, hiking nationwide.Tova Dvorin, 4/27/2016, 8:48 PM

Amid terrorism fears, Israelis avoid Old City of Jerusalem

Jerusalem's Old City, normally bustling with visitors during Passover, sits empty as fears of terrorism linger.David Rosenberg, 4/24/2016, 3:03 PM

50,000 flood Israel's parks on first day of Chol HaMoed

Passover kicks off with tremendous tourism; additional 18,000 people recorded at beaches along the Kinneret.Tova Dvorin, 4/24/2016, 12:49 PM

12 places you have to visit this Chol HaMoed Pesach

These sites you don't want to miss this Passover. Our list of family-fun events from North to Negev.Arutz Sheva staff, 4/24/2016, 12:21 PM

Israel's Biblical heartland gears up for Passover tourism influx

Binyamin Region of Samaria is bursting with incredible tourism attractions - and they want the world to know it.Ari Soffer, 4/18/2016, 4:55 PM

Israelis offered special discounts at Greek stores

Israeli tourists offered 20% discounts at many Greek stores, as the country struggles to recover from crippling economic collapse.JTA, 4/18/2016, 2:22 PM

For many, Israel is a geopolitical tourist destination

Some travelers to the Jewish state enjoy more than just the scenery - they are making a statement to the world and to history.Edwin Black, 4/8/2016, 1:51 PM

Tourism Minister gets a surprise as a Binyamin tourist

Yariv Levin gets whisked back to Biblical times during visit to Samaria region, expresses awe at the 'huge potential here.'Yoni Kempinski, 2/12/2016, 1:39 PM

'Drastic' drop in Paris tourism, but still top tourist spot

In light of mass ISIS attack France sees significant drop in visitors, but many still come because 'it could happen anywhere.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/10/2016, 7:22 AM

Putin's revenge: Turkish tourist industry collapsing

More than 1,300 hotels along the Aegean and Mediterranean coasts are up for sale as Russian sanctions bite.Gil Ronen, 2/2/2016, 12:52 PM

What makes a luxury hotel?

It's all about attention to detail, according to the Waldorf Astoria, which is setting new standards of luxury tourism in Israel.Leora Baum, 2/1/2016, 10:11 AM

Will Israel benefit from Russia's Turkey tourism boycott?

With previously popular tourism hotspots Egypt and Turkey now ruled out Russian holidaymakers seek other options.Germain Moyon, 11/25/2015, 5:50 PM

Deri transfers 20 million shekels to historical Galilee tombs

Deri launches new project to invest huge sum in religious sites in Galilee, to help local tourism.Chaim Lev, 11/9/2015, 1:42 PM

Israeli Tourism Finally Recovering After Gaza War

Tourism almost back to 2013 levels despite significant drop in first half of 2015.Tova Dvorin, 9/9/2015, 3:34 PM

Israeli Hotels Still Recovering from Protective Edge

Avi Dor of the Prima Hotels chain explains the difficulties Israeli hotels have faced in the past year, and how to solve them.Yoni Kempinski, 8/24/2015, 4:13 AM

Israel's Tourism Industry in Trouble

International tourist visits to Israel dropped 25% in first six months of 2015, as compared to same period in 2014.Cynthia Blank, 7/22/2015, 4:18 PM

Portugal to Push 'Palestine' as Independent Tourist Destination

Just months after Portuguese parliament recognizes 'Palestine,' Minister says he wants his citizens to visit.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/16/2015, 9:35 PM

Let Your Imagination Run Wild: Givot Olam in Samaria

Wild-haired shepherds, horse-riders - a sight straight out of the Hebrew Prophets. If you're visiting Samaria, don't miss this out.Karni Eldad, 6/15/2015, 11:29 AM

Experience Judea and Samaria as You've Never Seen It

Not a conflict zone, but a tourist's paradise; find out why, despite the negative headlines, tourism is booming in 'the West Bank.'Ari Soffer, 6/3/2015, 3:11 PM

Israeli Killed Resisting Robbery in Brazil

Israeli businessman was shot in the head last week in Belem; 'We've reached a point where you don't know if you're coming home.'Yaakov Levi, 5/31/2015, 4:28 PM

New Tourism Minister Pledges to Put Samaria on the Map

Tourism Minister Yariv Levin holds first working meeting with Samaria Council heads; 'We'll see one million tourists every year.'Orli Harari, 5/30/2015, 9:30 PM

Visits to Auschwitz-Birkenau at Record High

More people than ever are seeking to visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration and death camps.Yaakov Levi, 4/22/2015, 5:20 PM

Tourism Ministry Offering Incentives to Europeans Visiting Eilat

$48.50 to be offered to every passenger who visits the resort town in winter 2015-16 and lands at Ovdah airport to counter tourism crisis.Tova Dvorin, 4/20/2015, 7:40 PM

Guide Book Maps Out Emerging Judea and Samaria Tourism Industry

Karni Eldad's stereotype-smashing book reveals Judea-Samaria as one of Israel's hidden tourism gems - and all thanks to a Haaretz article.Jacob Kamaras, 4/6/2015, 6:35 PM

Despite Operation Protective Edge Tourism Stays Strong

Tourism industry, responsible for considerable chunk of economy, proves resilient to Gaza war; domestic travel increases.Arutz Sheva Street, 1/5/2015, 7:29 AM

Kiryat Shmona to Get Major Tourism Project

Planning councils in northern Israel on Sunday approved a plan to develop a major tourist center in the northern town of Kiryat Shmona.Moshe Cohen, 10/19/2014, 6:29 PM

Four Amazing Things to See in Jerusalem

With so much to do in one of the world's most ancient cities, here are a few recommendations...Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/19/2014, 10:28 AM

Israeli Tourism Still Feeling Negative Effects of Gaza War

Following significant dip in July-August period, tourism figures slow to recover - but there is some good news.Ari Soffer, 10/7/2014, 4:05 PM

Over One Million People Visit Western Wall Over High Holidays

Huge crowds visit Jewish holy site in ten days between Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur.Haim Lev and Tova Dvorin, 10/5/2014, 3:38 PM

In Time for Tourist Season: New Shuttle to Old City

Motorists can park near old train station, hop on shuttle to the Old City and back for 17 NIS.Hillel Fendel, 9/29/2014, 11:31 AM

New Sports Stadium in Jerusalem Expected to Boost Tourism

480 million shekel spent on Hapayis Hall; Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat says city is 'back to leading Israel as the center of culture.'Hezki Baruch, 9/8/2014, 9:12 PM

German Travel Operator Cancels Israel Tours Over Violence

TUI Germany announces all tours canceled until July 31 due to security situation.AFP, 7/10/2014, 3:59 PM

Hundreds of Thousands of Israelis Visit Judea and Samaria

Myriad tourists visit the region during Chol Hamoed Passover, on over 100 tours with tour group Mishkefet.Orli Harari, Ari Yashar, 4/17/2014, 6:34 PM

February Sees All-Time Record for Tourism to Israel

Record-breaking 2013 provides momentum for tourism in 2014, with two records broken in February alone.Ari Soffer, 3/10/2014, 3:04 PM

Bibi Meets Hollywood, Touts Tourism Project

Peter Greenberg joins one of the most pivotal figures in the world—Binyamin Netanyahu—for Israel: The Royal Tour.Gil Ronen, 3/5/2014, 9:58 AM

Peak in US Rejection of Israeli Visa Requests

80% rise in visa rejections in part of growing trend that Foreign Ministry criticizes as being 'political.'Ari Yashar, 2/24/2014, 1:19 PM

Religion: the Gateway to Peace?

Muslim delegation, led by French Imam Hassen Chalgoumi, meets with Tourism Minister Uzi Landau. Landau: this could bridge communities.Tova Dvorin, 1/20/2014, 5:34 PM

2013 Record Year for Israeli Tourism

Foreign tourist entries up 3% from 2012; December sets monthly record with 24% increase from previous year.Ari Yashar, 1/9/2014, 7:37 PM

'Operation Haifa' Set to Bring Mass Chinese Invasion

Chinese tourists set to flood Israeli port city, as some 200,000 workers and their families take advantage of low-cost vacation packages.David Lev, 12/26/2013, 4:04 PM

While it Lasts: Snow Tourism in Gush Etzion

Gush Etzion region, which experienced record snowfall over the weekend, takes opportunity to boost tourism in the region.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/18/2013, 9:05 PM

Ministry: October a Record Month for Tourism

Israel set a tourism record last month, as 339,000 tourists entered the country in October 2013 – 14% more than a year earlierDavid Lev, 11/11/2013, 4:11 PM

Despite Regional Unrest, Israeli Tourism Resilient

Despite the prospect of western military intervention in Syria, with all its potential ramifications, Israeli tourism holds steady.Ari Soffer, 9/10/2013, 4:51 PM

Overnight Attack Fails to Disturb Eilat Calm

Residents, tourists flock to the beach despite attempted rocket attack.Maayana Miskin, 8/13/2013, 2:01 PM

Likely Soon: U.S. Visa Requirement to be Waived for Israelis

Israeli citizens are likely to be able to soon enter the U.S. without a visa - unless President Obama quashes a bill to allow itDavid Lev, 7/15/2013, 4:30 PM

Israeli Tourism Healthy and Growing

Israel’s Tourism Ministry is showing an impressive record, with figures in May hitting an "all time record for incoming tourism."Chana Ya'ar, 6/10/2013, 3:36 PM