2012 Tourism Sets All-Time RecordBy the end of December, about 3.5 million visitors will have arrived in Israel, 4% more than in 2011 - and a new record
US Advisory Encourages Travel to IsraelThe US has toned down travel warnings to Israel and assures tourists, “Israel and the PA make considerable efforts to protect US citizens.”
Israel Launches Winter Tourism Campaign in RussiaIsrael has launched its annual winter tourism campaign, this year in Russia and Ukraine at a cost of NIS 8 million.
New Hotel for Seaside City of AshkelonThe Tourism Ministry has just approved construction of a new hotel for the coastal city of Ashkelon.
Minister: We Expect Travel Business to Bounce BackThe damage to the Israeli tourist industry from Operation Pillar of Defense is expected to be short-term, said travel industry officials
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.”
Tourism Ministry Prepares South for 'Day After'Israel's Tourism Ministry has hundreds of thousands of shekels' worth of aid for southern Israel after Operation Pillar of Defense ends.
UK Foreign Office Raises Terror Threat in EgyptUK's Foreign Office raised terror threat in Egypt from “general” to “high”, following reports of al-Qaeda inspired plots against westerners.
National Geographic Offering Israel TourNational Geographic Expedition is offering 12-day tours of the Holy Land, complete with hotels and museums
Jerusalem March - Support from Across the GlobeArutz Sheva spoke with some of the many visitors from overseas who partcipated in the annual Succot Jerusalem March.
Improved Stalactite Cave Opens to the PublicThe Stalactite Cave has reopened to the public after undergoing special renovations in terms of lighting, electricity and infrastructure.
Hundreds Visit Shomron in Summer Tourism FestivalHundreds of Israelis from all over the country visit Samaria as part of the Shomron Summer Festival currently taking place.
Israel Plans Tourism Overhaul at the Dead SeaIsrael's Tourism Ministry is planning to upgrade the hotel strip area at the southern end of the Dead Sea.
Israeli Horse Riders Experience Samaria FirsthandDozens of horse riders from all over Israel came to the Shomron for a special trip in the scenic area.
'What's the Fuzz with Jews' Tweet Taints CampaignA campaign designed to promote tourism in Sweden has stirred controversy after a woman posted derogatory comments about Jews.
MasterCard Ranks Tel Aviv 5th in Middle EastThe city of Tel Aviv ranks fifth on MasterCard's Global Destination Cities Index’s top 10 destination cities in the Middle East and Africa.
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.
U.S. TV Stars See IsraelU.S. television stars visit as part of an initiative to show the world the real Israel.
April 2012 Tourism Hits Record HighTourism to Israel hit a record high in April, reaching figures 12 percent higher than last year's record figures.
Tourism Hits All-Time HighThe Central Bureau of Statistics reported that there were 752,000 tourist entries during the first quarter of 2012, another all-time high.
100,000 Expected at Israel's Parks, ReservesAt least 100,000 people are expected to visit Israel's national parks and nature reserves this week during the Passover holiday.
Israel Plans New Birdwatching NetworkIsrael, crossroads of the world's major religions, is also the migration route half a billion birds. Now Jerusalem has plans for them.
Gov't is 'Go Green' on Tiberias PlanThe government has approved a NIS 145 million plan for tourism development of Tiberias.
Ben Gurion Airport on 'Fast Forward' for HolidaysBen Gurion International Airport will be on “fast forward” in order to cope with the crowds passing through for the upcoming holidays.
Tourists Ignore War Threats, Flock to IsraelIsrael continues to attract tourists despite talk of war with Iran. The all-time high for tourism was broken last month.
Tour Shomron Encourages Israelis to Visit SamariaTour 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."
Israelis Refrain from Visiting TurkeyIn the past year there has been a decline in the number of Israelis who visit Turkey. Turks, however, continue to visit Israel.
Masa Yisraeli: Jewish Identity in IsraelMasa Yisraeli takes Israeli youth on a trip inside Israel to understand their connection to the land. It plans to expand to overseas youth.
Ancient Tel Shiloh: Proud to be a Heritage SiteIsraeli government decides to recognize Tel Shiloh as a national heritage site and provide it with funds for upkeep.
Jerusalem - A Brand Which Needs MarketingThe Tourism Manager at the Jerusalem Development Authority presents Israel's capital city as a city that connects people to one another.
Video: Tourism To Surpass RecordsIsrael is hosting the 18th International Mediterranean Tourism Market show. Tourism in Israel is booming – and will get even better.
'Hackers Fulfilled Divine Plan' on the TarmacAn American woman stuck on the tarmac at Ben Gurion Int'l Airport says hackers fulfilled the Divine plan when they redirected her flight.
Egyptian Tourism Down 30% in 2011Egyptian tourism revenues dropped nearly 30 percent last year due to its revolutionary ouster of former President Hosni Mubarak.
Jerusalem Chef Serves Up Tourism in MadridJerusalem chef Michael Katz is cooking up uniquely Israeli food in Madrid at the world's largest tourism fair for Spanish speakers.
Jerusalem Runs in New7Wonders CitiesJerusalem has just entered the New7Wonders Cities contest, and there's no time to waste. Vote now for the holiest city on earth!
No Foreign Holiday Tourism for EgyptForeign holiday tourism is a no-go for Egypt this season, further exacerbating an already limping economy for Israel's southern neighbor.
Albania's PM: Iran, Ahmadinejad 'The New Nazis'Albanian Prime Minister Sali Berisha names Iran and President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad "the new Nazis."
Egyptian Revolution II: Tourism CancellationsEgyptian Revolution II is just a week old, but already the tourist industry is taking its first hit. Coud Israel be affected?
Israel's Winter Tourism Drive BeginsIsrael has begun its winter tourism drive in the United States, Canada and Brazil.
Tel Aviv Fashion Week a Top Global DrawDozens of international fashion writers converge this week on Israel as guests of the Tourism Ministry to cover the Tel Aviv Fashion Week.
PM: Voting for the Dead Sea Will Help TourismPM 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.
Tourism to Israel Stable Despite Regional CrisesTourism to Israel has remained strong and stable despite the shaky world economy, and a new agreement with France is about to be signed.
Top Spanish Tour Operators Convene in JerusalemTwo hundred of Spain's top tour operators are to meet in Israel for the first time as part of their annual convention.
Israeli Tourists Shun EgyptEgypt, like Turkey, has shot itself in the leg, losing millions of dollars in tourism because of rabid anti-Israeli sentiment.
September a Record Month for Tourism in IsraelNew figures release show that a record number of tourists visited Israel in September.
A New Documentary by Dr. Hagi Ben-ArtziA 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.
High-Standard Separate Swimming Beach at Dead SeaMen 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.
Israel to Spend NIS 40M Marketing Tourism by Dec.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.
Israeli Chef Cooks Up French Tourism to IsraelThe Tourism Ministry has brought an Israeli chef to boost tourism from France by cooking up home-grown foods at a fair.
Israel to Invest Millions in Tourism FairsIsrael will launch its next tourism effort in the international arena with a foray into the tourism fair industry, beginning with Paris.
'Seven Wonders of Israel' CompetitionThe Tourism Ministry is busy with contests this fall, co-sponsoring a new competition, the "Seven Wonders of Israel" in September.
Martha Stewart Touring IsraelHeads up, Martha Stewart fans: The First Lady of Fine Living is touring the Holy Land, examining the sacred sites and sampling the wares.
Dead Sea Campaign On a SleeveIsrael's Tourism Ministry reaches New York voters in their most beloved spot for the Dead Sea New7Wonders campaign -- the coffee sleeve.
Tourism to Israel Jumps 4% over 2010Despite the generally bleak economic situation worldwide, tourism to Israel increased four percent over last year.
Record-Breaking Summer for BGI AirportThis summer has been a record-breaker for Ben-Gurion International Airport, with 15% more travelers passing through than in 2010.
Hotel ‘Building Rush’Record tourism has prompted proposals for eight new hotels in Israel, expansion of 12 others. Jerusalem remains center of attraction.
Tourism Industry in DemandTourism Ministry prepares for influx in tourism over the next few years, receives 32 requests for grants to construct or expand hotels.