Israel’s Tourism Triumph - luxury hotels beckon

The torch of tourism ignites peace. The greater Israel’s tourism triumph, the more irresistible is the concept of peace with its neighbors because all could gain from working together. Edwin Black, 4/18/2019, 1:29 PM

Israel’s tourism triumphs BDS: The air bridge

Traditional Jewish-American travelers from Miami to Seattle must now compete with Silicon Valley techies, Chinese students, Indian tourists, East European Christian pilgrims, and diverse businessmen from across the planet. Edwin Black, 4/2/2019, 8:27 AM

Record-breaking 4.12 million tourists visit Israel in 2018

Number of tourists visiting Israel in 2018 soars by 14% of previous year, hitting all-time record.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/6/2019, 5:20 PM

First time: China to Israel in 8 hours

First flight of China's Sichuan Airlines lands at Ben-Gurion Airport; 'Line will lead to further growth in incoming tourism to Israel.'Mordechai Sones, 9/26/2018, 1:07 PM

London conference highlights growth of Israel's hotel industry

Israel's hotel industry can expect a second year of strong growth, report says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/22/2018, 1:23 PM

Wizz Air opens new route from Romania to Tel Aviv

Sibiu becomes sixth Romanian city to operate direct route to Tel Aviv.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/7/2018, 8:39 PM

Tourism at all-time high in 2017

3.6 million tourists visited Israel in 2017, an all-time record, according to the Tourism Ministry.Elad Benari, 12/29/2017, 3:05 AM

New London-Tel Aviv flight to cost only 309 NIS

Wizz Air announces new direct London-Israel route to begin operating in June, says tickets already available on company site.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/19/2017, 10:06 AM

'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

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

Former Tourism Minister Accused of Bribe-Taking

Former Minister of Tourism, Stas Misezhnikov, is being investigated over charges of bribery.Moshe Cohen, 9/18/2014, 8:26 AM

Tourism Ministry Reaches Out to Help Damaged Industry

The Tourism Ministry has announced an aid package to help tourism-oriented businesses damaged in Protective Edge.Yaakov Levi, 9/14/2014, 7:45 PM

August Tourism Lowest Since 2007 Due to Gaza Operation

32% decrease in tourist entries in August, as tourism ministry scrambles to recover from Hamas terror war.Ari Yashar, 9/10/2014, 9:21 AM

Lufthansa Suspends Flights to Israel for Another Day

German aviation giant extends cancellations, but 22 carriers continue flights; Transportation Ministry preparing for 'the day after'.AFP and Tova Dvorin, 7/23/2014, 4:56 PM

Boost to Christian Tourism Expected from Pope

Christian tourism, which accounts for about 60 percent of all incoming tourism, set to rise.AFP and Gil Ronen, 5/18/2014, 9:15 PM

Report: Vatican Will Gain More Control Over King David's Tomb

Israel may not transfer the site to the Vatican outright, but it might allow more Christian control over the site. Is this a slippery slope?Shimon Cohen, Tova Dvorin, 5/14/2014, 9:34 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

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

'Five Stars' to Remain De Facto Ranking for Most Israeli Hotels

A plan by the Tourism Ministry for an objective ranking of hotels in Israel has been scuttledDavid Lev, 6/2/2013, 9:52 PM

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

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

Tourism Minister Leads Playboy Lifestyle – Report

Drunkenness and cavorting at nightclubs is minister's routine, according to Channel 2 report denied by minister.Gil Ronen, 9/11/2012, 11:28 AM

Tourism Minister: Bulgaria, Israel Will Strengthen Cooperation

Israel and Bulgarian will strengthen their strategic cooperation on security and tourism, Tourism Minister Stas Misezhnikov said Monday.Chana Ya'ar, 7/23/2012, 7:11 PM

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

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

Robert Stearns at NRB Breakfast: “We Will not be Silent"

The National Religious Broadcasters Convention in Nashville, Tenn. featured a proudly pro-Israel event.Mark Langfan, 2/20/2012, 1:12 AM

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

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

'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

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