'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.
Paris museums suffer losses after terror attacksThe Louvre, one of world's most famous museums, reported 15% decrease in visits, foreign visits dropped by 20%.
Fire on Indonesia tourist boat leaves 23 dead, dozens injuredEmergency teams rescue 200, bring 32 to hospitals after fire breaks out on Indonesia tourist boat.
German hostel: No Israelis allowedReservations for 4 Israeli families cancelled, with hostel initially saying Israeli guests were not welcome before retracting statement.
Historic: Jet Blue lands in Cuba todayOne small step for man: The first US-Cuba commercial flight in 50 years takes off today.
A visit to Israel's giant salt caveWatch: Breath-taking stalactites and stalagmites at the giant salt cave of 'Mount Sodom'
No entry to Jordan if you look JewishIsraeli tourists looking to go pray at Aaron's tomb in Jordan turned back because they were wearing Yarmulkes and carried prayer shawls.
Lufthansa reports steep losses following terror waveGerman airline one of several sources reporting serious damage to travel, tourism industry following recent spate of terror attacks.
New bill to combat incitement by unlicensed tour guidesMinisterial Committee for Legislation to discuss proposal to raise penalties for unlicensed tour guides; many tours give false information.
22 arrested in connection to Ataturk Airport attackTurkey arrests 22 after Istanbul airport attack, blames ISIS. ISIS angry at Turkey for supporting Syrian Kurds. Is a border war imminent?
Coming to Israel? Come to VolunteerKeren Pardo of the Israel Volunteer Association on how you can combine contributing to Israeli society while visiting the country.
120,000 flood Israel's parks on ShavuotThousands of Israelis tour the country taking advantage of the long weekend and pleasant weather.
300,000 tour Israel on final full day of Chol HaMoedPleasant weather at end of Chol HaMoed sees picnicking, hiking nationwide.
Amid terrorism fears, Israelis avoid Old City of JerusalemJerusalem's Old City, normally bustling with visitors during Passover, sits empty as fears of terrorism linger.
50,000 flood Israel's parks on first day of Chol HaMoedPassover kicks off with tremendous tourism; additional 18,000 people recorded at beaches along the Kinneret.
12 places you have to visit this Chol HaMoed PesachThese sites you don't want to miss this Passover. Our list of family-fun events from North to Negev.
Israel's Biblical heartland gears up for Passover tourism influxBinyamin Region of Samaria is bursting with incredible tourism attractions - and they want the world to know it.
Israelis offered special discounts at Greek storesIsraeli tourists offered 20% discounts at many Greek stores, as the country struggles to recover from crippling economic collapse.
For many, Israel is a geopolitical tourist destinationSome travelers to the Jewish state enjoy more than just the scenery - they are making a statement to the world and to history.
Tourism Minister gets a surprise as a Binyamin touristYariv Levin gets whisked back to Biblical times during visit to Samaria region, expresses awe at the 'huge potential here.'
'Drastic' drop in Paris tourism, but still top tourist spotIn light of mass ISIS attack France sees significant drop in visitors, but many still come because 'it could happen anywhere.'
Putin's revenge: Turkish tourist industry collapsingMore than 1,300 hotels along the Aegean and Mediterranean coasts are up for sale as Russian sanctions bite.
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.
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.
Deri transfers 20 million shekels to historical Galilee tombsDeri launches new project to invest huge sum in religious sites in Galilee, to help local tourism.
Israeli Tourism Finally Recovering After Gaza WarTourism almost back to 2013 levels despite significant drop in first half of 2015.
Israeli Hotels Still Recovering from Protective EdgeAvi Dor of the Prima Hotels chain explains the difficulties Israeli hotels have faced in the past year, and how to solve them.
Israel's Tourism Industry in TroubleInternational tourist visits to Israel dropped 25% in first six months of 2015, as compared to same period in 2014.
Portugal to Push 'Palestine' as Independent Tourist DestinationJust months after Portuguese parliament recognizes 'Palestine,' Minister says he wants his citizens to visit.
Let Your Imagination Run Wild: Givot Olam in SamariaWild-haired shepherds, horse-riders - a sight straight out of the Hebrew Prophets. If you're visiting Samaria, don't miss this out.
Experience Judea and Samaria as You've Never Seen ItNot a conflict zone, but a tourist's paradise; find out why, despite the negative headlines, tourism is booming in 'the West Bank.'
Israeli Killed Resisting Robbery in BrazilIsraeli 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.'
New Tourism Minister Pledges to Put Samaria on the MapTourism Minister Yariv Levin holds first working meeting with Samaria Council heads; 'We'll see one million tourists every year.'
Visits to Auschwitz-Birkenau at Record HighMore people than ever are seeking to visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration and death camps.
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.
Guide Book Maps Out Emerging Judea and Samaria Tourism IndustryKarni Eldad's stereotype-smashing book reveals Judea-Samaria as one of Israel's hidden tourism gems - and all thanks to a Haaretz article.
Despite Operation Protective Edge Tourism Stays StrongTourism industry, responsible for considerable chunk of economy, proves resilient to Gaza war; domestic travel increases.
Kiryat Shmona to Get Major Tourism ProjectPlanning councils in northern Israel on Sunday approved a plan to develop a major tourist center in the northern town of Kiryat Shmona.
Four Amazing Things to See in JerusalemWith so much to do in one of the world's most ancient cities, here are a few recommendations...
Israeli Tourism Still Feeling Negative Effects of Gaza WarFollowing significant dip in July-August period, tourism figures slow to recover - but there is some good news.
Over One Million People Visit Western Wall Over High HolidaysHuge crowds visit Jewish holy site in ten days between Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur.
In Time for Tourist Season: New Shuttle to Old CityMotorists can park near old train station, hop on shuttle to the Old City and back for 17 NIS.
New Sports Stadium in Jerusalem Expected to Boost Tourism480 million shekel spent on Hapayis Hall; Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat says city is 'back to leading Israel as the center of culture.'
German Travel Operator Cancels Israel Tours Over ViolenceTUI Germany announces all tours canceled until July 31 due to security situation.
Hundreds of Thousands of Israelis Visit Judea and SamariaMyriad tourists visit the region during Chol Hamoed Passover, on over 100 tours with tour group Mishkefet.
February Sees All-Time Record for Tourism to IsraelRecord-breaking 2013 provides momentum for tourism in 2014, with two records broken in February alone.
Bibi Meets Hollywood, Touts Tourism ProjectPeter Greenberg joins one of the most pivotal figures in the world—Binyamin Netanyahu—for Israel: The Royal Tour.
Peak in US Rejection of Israeli Visa Requests80% rise in visa rejections in part of growing trend that Foreign Ministry criticizes as being 'political.'
Religion: the Gateway to Peace?Muslim delegation, led by French Imam Hassen Chalgoumi, meets with Tourism Minister Uzi Landau. Landau: this could bridge communities.
2013 Record Year for Israeli TourismForeign tourist entries up 3% from 2012; December sets monthly record with 24% increase from previous year.
'Operation Haifa' Set to Bring Mass Chinese InvasionChinese tourists set to flood Israeli port city, as some 200,000 workers and their families take advantage of low-cost vacation packages.
While it Lasts: Snow Tourism in Gush EtzionGush Etzion region, which experienced record snowfall over the weekend, takes opportunity to boost tourism in the region.
Ministry: October a Record Month for TourismIsrael set a tourism record last month, as 339,000 tourists entered the country in October 2013 – 14% more than a year earlier
Despite Regional Unrest, Israeli Tourism ResilientDespite the prospect of western military intervention in Syria, with all its potential ramifications, Israeli tourism holds steady.
Overnight Attack Fails to Disturb Eilat CalmResidents, tourists flock to the beach despite attempted rocket attack.
Likely Soon: U.S. Visa Requirement to be Waived for IsraelisIsraeli citizens are likely to be able to soon enter the U.S. without a visa - unless President Obama quashes a bill to allow it
Israeli Tourism Healthy and GrowingIsrael’s Tourism Ministry is showing an impressive record, with figures in May hitting an "all time record for incoming tourism."