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US May Drop Visa Requirements for Israeli Tourists

The United States is considering removing requirements for Israelis to acquire visas for tourist visitsDavid Lev, 1/15/2013, 10:03 PM

2012 Tourism Sets All-Time Record

By the end of December, about 3.5 million visitors will have arrived in Israel, 4% more than in 2011 - and a new recordDavid Lev, 12/25/2012, 4:45 AM

US Advisory Encourages Travel to Israel

The US has toned down travel warnings to Israel and assures tourists, “Israel and the PA make considerable efforts to protect US citizens.” Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 12/23/2012, 10:42 AM

Israel Launches Winter Tourism Campaign in Russia

Israel has launched its annual winter tourism campaign, this year in Russia and Ukraine at a cost of NIS 8 million.Chana Ya'ar, 12/14/2012, 12:44 AM

New Hotel for Mediterranean Seashore City of Ashkelon

The Tourism Ministry has just approved construction of a new hotel for the coastal city of Ashkelon.Chana Ya'ar, 12/3/2012, 10:10 PM

Minister: We Expect Travel Business to Bounce Back

The damage to the Israeli tourist industry from Operation Pillar of Defense is expected to be short-term, said travel industry officialsDavid Lev, 11/25/2012, 7:53 PM

Misezhnikov: Restoring Tourism to South is 'National Mission'

Tourism Minister Stas Misezhnikov, top ministry officials call renewed tourism and income to the south a “national mission.”Chana Ya'ar, 11/25/2012, 12:26 PM

Tourism Ministry Prepares South for War, and 'Day After'

Israel's Tourism Ministry has hundreds of thousands of shekels' worth of aid for southern Israel after Operation Pillar of Defense ends.Chana Ya'ar, 11/21/2012, 10:13 AM

UK Foreign Office Raises Terror Threat in Egypt

UK's Foreign Office raised terror threat in Egypt from “general” to “high”, following reports of al-Qaeda inspired plots against westerners.Rachel Hirshfeld , 11/4/2012, 12:53 PM

National Geographic Offering Israel Tour

National Geographic Expedition is offering 12-day tours of the Holy Land, complete with hotels and museumsScott Krane, U.S., 10/12/2012, 7:18 PM

Video: Support from Across the Globe at Annual Jerusalem March

Arutz Sheva spoke with some of the many visitors from overseas who partcipated in the annual Succot Jerusalem March.Meir Sterman, 10/5/2012, 2:43 PM

New and Improved Stalactite Cave Opens to the Public

The Stalactite Cave has reopened to the public after undergoing special renovations in terms of lighting, electricity and infrastructure.Hezki Baruch & Elad Benari, 8/10/2012, 6:46 AM

Hundreds Visit Shomron in Summer Tourism Festival

Hundreds of Israelis from all over the country visit Samaria as part of the Shomron Summer Festival currently taking place. Elad Benari & Yoni Kempinski, 8/10/2012, 6:15 AM

Israel Plans Tourism Overhaul at the Dead Sea

Israel's Tourism Ministry is planning to upgrade the hotel strip area at the southern end of the Dead Sea.Chana Ya'ar, 7/12/2012, 3:32 PM

Israeli Horse Riders Experience Samaria Firsthand

Dozens of horse riders from all over Israel came to the Shomron for a special trip in the scenic area.Elad Benari & Yoni Kempinski, 6/26/2012, 9:32 AM

'What's the Fuzz with Jews' Tweet Taints Swedish Campaign

A campaign designed to promote tourism in Sweden has stirred controversy after a woman posted derogatory comments about Jews. Rachel Hirshfeld , 6/13/2012, 10:28 PM

MasterCard Ranks Tel Aviv 5th in Middle East

The city of Tel Aviv ranks fifth on MasterCard's Global Destination Cities Index’s top 10 destination cities in the Middle East and Africa.Elad Benari, 6/12/2012, 5:16 AM

New Jerusalem Tourism Website is 'Deal Haven'

Jerusalem has launched a new website to build tourism to the capital. "I Travel Jerusalem" features a red tape buster and deal finder.Chana Ya'ar, 5/31/2012, 3:47 PM

U.S. TV Stars See Israel

U.S. television stars visit as part of an initiative to show the world the real Israel.Arutz Sheva staff, 5/14/2012, 12:12 AM

April 2012 Tourism Hits Record High

Tourism to Israel hit a record high in April, reaching figures 12 percent higher than last year's record figures.Chana Ya'ar, 5/13/2012, 11:21 AM

Tourism Hits All-Time High

The Central Bureau of Statistics reported that there were 752,000 tourist entries during the first quarter of 2012, another all-time high.Rachel Hirshfeld, 4/17/2012, 1:21 PM

Passover 2012: 100,000 at Israel's Parks, Nature Reserves

At least 100,000 people are expected to visit Israel's national parks and nature reserves this week during the Passover holiday.Chana Ya'ar, 4/8/2012, 9:36 AM

Israel Plans New Birdwatching Network

Israel, crossroads of the world's major religions, is also the migration route half a billion birds. Now Jerusalem has plans for them.Chana Ya'ar, 4/2/2012, 1:14 AM

Gov't is 'Go Green' on Tiberias Plan

The government has approved a NIS 145 million plan for tourism development of Tiberias.Chana Ya'ar, 3/29/2012, 9:56 AM

Ben Gurion Airport on 'Fast Forward' for Holiday Travel

Ben Gurion International Airport will be on “fast forward” in order to cope with the crowds passing through for the upcoming holidays.Chana Ya'ar, 3/25/2012, 3:07 PM

Tourists Ignore War Threats, Flock to Israel in Record Numbers

Israel continues to attract tourists despite talk of war with Iran. The all-time high for tourism was broken last month.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 3/13/2012, 10:12 AM

Tour Shomron Encourages Israelis to Visit Samaria

Tour Shomron was on hand at the tourism show in Tel Aviv. "Most people are happy to come to visit the Shomron. It's a beautiful region."Elad Benari & Yoni Kempinski, 2/17/2012, 5:46 AM

Israelis Refrain from Visiting Turkey as Turks Tour Israel

In the past year there has been a decline in the number of Israelis who visit Turkey. Turks, however, continue to visit Israel.Elad Benari & Yoni Kempinski, 2/17/2012, 4:12 AM

Masa Yisraeli: A Journey to Jewish Identity in Israel

Masa Yisraeli takes Israeli youth on a trip inside Israel to understand their connection to the land. It plans to expand to overseas youth.Elad Benari & Yoni Kempinski, 2/17/2012, 3:16 AM

Ancient Tel Shiloh: Proud to be a National Heritage Site

Israeli government decides to recognize Tel Shiloh as a national heritage site and provide it with funds for upkeep.Elad Benari & Yoni Kempinski, 2/16/2012, 5:15 AM

Jerusalem - A Brand Which Needs Marketing

The Tourism Manager at the Jerusalem Development Authority presents Israel's capital city as a city that connects people to one another.Elad Benari & Yoni Kempinski, 2/16/2012, 3:13 AM

Video: Tourism To Surpass Records

Israel is hosting the 18th International Mediterranean Tourism Market show. Tourism in Israel is booming – and will get even better.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu and Yoni Kempinski, 2/15/2012, 10:31 AM

'Hackers Fulfilled Divine Plan' on the Tarmac, American Says

An American woman stuck on the tarmac at Ben Gurion Int'l Airport says hackers fulfilled the Divine plan when they redirected her flight.Chana Ya'ar, 1/26/2012, 11:08 AM

Egyptian Tourism Down 30% in 2011

Egyptian tourism revenues dropped nearly 30 percent last year due to its revolutionary ouster of former President Hosni Mubarak., 1/19/2012, 2:48 PM

Jerusalem Chef Serves Up Tourism in Madrid at Largest Fair

Jerusalem chef Michael Katz is cooking up uniquely Israeli food in Madrid at the world's largest tourism fair for Spanish speakers.Chana Ya'ar, 1/18/2012, 9:13 AM

Jerusalem in Race for International 'New7Wonders Cities'

Jerusalem has just entered the New7Wonders Cities contest, and there's no time to waste. Vote now for the holiest city on earth!Chana Ya'ar, 12/28/2011, 2:41 PM

No Foreign Holiday Tourism for Egypt

Foreign holiday tourism is a no-go for Egypt this season, further exacerbating an already limping economy for Israel's southern neighbor.Chana Ya'ar, 12/27/2011, 12:14 AM

Albania's PM: Iran, Ahmadinejad 'The New Nazis'

Albanian Prime Minister Sali Berisha names Iran and President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad "the new Nazis." Chana Ya'ar, 12/1/2011, 3:31 PM

Fallout from Egyptian Revolution II: Tourism Cancellations

Egyptian Revolution II is just a week old, but already the tourist industry is taking its first hit. Coud Israel be affected?Chana Ya'ar, 11/24/2011, 10:04 AM

Israel's Winter Tourism Drive Begins in the Americas

Israel has begun its winter tourism drive in the United States, Canada and Brazil.Chana Ya'ar, 11/23/2011, 4:32 PM

Fashion Writers Flock to Israel for Tel Aviv Fashion Week

Dozens of international fashion writers converge this week on Israel as guests of the Tourism Ministry to cover the Tel Aviv Fashion Week.Chana Ya'ar, 11/20/2011, 6:12 PM

Netanyahu: Voting for the Dead Sea Will Help Tourism

PM Netanyahu in a last effort to encourage votes for the Dead Sea as one of the new seven wonders of nature: It will encourage tourism.Elad Benari, 11/10/2011, 6:42 AM

Tourism to Israel Stable Despite Geopolitical Crises

Tourism to Israel has remained strong and stable despite the shaky world economy, and a new agreement with France is about to be signed.Chana Ya'ar, 11/9/2011, 4:30 PM

Top Spanish Tour Operators Convene in Jerusalem

Two hundred of Spain's top tour operators are to meet in Israel for the first time as part of their annual convention.Chana Ya'ar, 11/9/2011, 2:34 PM

Israeli Tourists Shun Egypt

Egypt, like Turkey, has shot itself in the leg, losing millions of dollars in tourism because of rabid anti-Israeli sentiment. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 10/11/2011, 7:23 PM

September a Record Month for Tourism in Israel

New figures release show that a record number of tourists visited Israel in September.Elad Benari, 10/11/2011, 7:44 AM

Bet El - The Dream Comes True - A New Documentary

A guided tour of Jacob's Rock in Bet El, the site of Jacob's famous dream, the basis of Jewish destiny and the promise of the Land.INN Staff, 10/6/2011, 5:03 PM

Highest Standards for Separate Swimming in Lowest Place on Earth

Men and women can now swim separately at the highest standards, at a lovely new beach in the lowest place on earth. The launch was Monday.Chana Ya'ar, 9/19/2011, 8:04 PM

Israel Set to Spend Millions Marketing Tourism By December

Between now and the end of the year Israel's Tourism Ministry will have spent more than NIS 40 million on marketing the nation abroad.Chana Ya'ar, 9/19/2011, 1:13 AM

Israeli Chef Cooking Up French Tourism to Israel

The Tourism Ministry has brought an Israeli chef to boost tourism from France by cooking up home-grown foods at a fair.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 9/13/2011, 10:30 AM

Israel to Invest Millions of Shekels in Tourism Fair Industry

Israel will launch its next tourism effort in the international arena with a foray into the tourism fair industry, beginning with Paris.Chana Ya'ar, 9/12/2011, 5:57 PM

'Seven Wonders of Israel' Competition in September

The Tourism Ministry is busy with contests this fall, co-sponsoring a new competition, the "Seven Wonders of Israel" in September.Chana Ya'ar, 9/5/2011, 8:10 PM

Martha Stewart Exploring Israel

Heads up, Martha Stewart fans: The First Lady of Fine Living is touring the Holy Land, examining the sacred sites and sampling the wares. Chana Ya'ar, 9/4/2011, 11:25 AM

Dead Sea Campaign Takes it to The (Coffee) Sleeve

Israel's Tourism Ministry reaches New York voters in their most beloved spot for the Dead Sea New7Wonders campaign -- the coffee sleeve. Chana Ya'ar, 9/1/2011, 9:58 AM

Tourism to Israel Jumps 4% over 2010 in First 7 Months

Despite the generally bleak economic situation worldwide, tourism to Israel increased four percent over last year.Chana Ya'ar, 8/11/2011, 12:38 PM

Record-Breaking Summer for Ben-Gurion Int'l Airport

This summer has been a record-breaker for Ben-Gurion International Airport, with 15% more travelers passing through than in 2010.Chana Ya'ar, 8/8/2011, 7:15 PM

Hotels in ‘Building Rush’ to Meet Tourism Demand

Record tourism has prompted proposals for eight new hotels in Israel, expansion of 12 others. Jerusalem remains center of attraction.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 7/26/2011, 12:24 PM