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Daylight savings time to begin in Israel this week

The clock change is expected to bring a number of benefits to the Israeli economy.

Daylight savings time to begin in Israel this week

France’s €1 ETER train deal to boost tourism in the North

Hauts-de-France's ETER has introduced a new initiative to rejuvenate tourism with a €1 train fare. Learn about this new investment.

France’s €1 ETER train deal to boost tourism in the North

Israel, UAE, and Bahrain form team to promote joint tourism

Discussions between the countries' tourism ministries to begin next week. Will include travel agents, Airline reps., and hoteliers.

Israel, UAE, and Bahrain form team to promote joint tourism

An unforgettable trip to Azerbaijan

Thriving Azerbaijan has opened to Israeli tourists. We were truly welcomed with none of the antisemitism Jews face overseas. Op-ed.

An unforgettable trip to Azerbaijan

Delayed reaction:

Tourism to Israel making a comeback?

Israel was re-opened to tourists in March, 2022 following more than a year of COVID restrictions.

Tourism to Israel making a comeback?

Report: Indonesia to ease restrictions on Israeli tourists

Development follows visit of prominent Indonesian politician to Samaria.

Report: Indonesia to ease restrictions on Israeli tourists

Watch: Tourism returning to war-torn Syria

While the country remains embroiled in a civil war that's claimed hundreds of thousands of lives, tourists are braving the circumstances.

Watch: Tourism returning to war-torn Syria

Summer tourism heats up in Gush Etzion

Thousands of visitors expected to arrive in Gush Etzion this month to take advantage of tourist attractions, festivals, and other activities

Summer tourism heats up in Gush Etzion

Vacation plans

Surveys reveal that only about 15% of Diaspora Jews have visited Israel. To me, that’s embarrassing.

Vacation plans

Not Biden

One millionth tourist in 2022 arrives in Israel

'We thought that the President of the United States Joe Biden would be the millionth tourist but once again we have beaten the forecast.'

One millionth tourist in 2022 arrives in Israel

This move will solve the manpower shortage in tourism, aviation

Transportation & Tourism ministries to launch website advertising jobs in tourism industry, aiming to fill vacancies, end manpower shortage.

This move will solve the manpower shortage in tourism, aviation

Israelis are vacationing abroad - & Israeli tourism is suffering

Costs of vacationing in Israel have not risen since 2019, but Israelis still prefer travel abroad - despite the chaos and costs entailed.

Israelis are vacationing abroad - & Israeli tourism is suffering

El Al's departure from Toronto stuns Canadian Jewish community

El Al’s surprising move to no longer offer flights out of Toronto starting this fall ends a nearly five decade presence in Canada.

El Al's departure from Toronto stuns Canadian Jewish community

Israelis trashed for trashing hotel room

Israelis are voicing their displeasure at Israeli tourists who documented themselves vandalizing a Greek hotel room.

Israelis trashed for trashing hotel room

Tourism Ministry offers airlines incentives to fly to Eilat

Israeli Tourism Ministry announces plan to boost tourism to Eilat during the coming winter season.

Tourism Ministry offers airlines incentives to fly to Eilat

'Tourists afraid to come to Israel' because of terror attacks

Sources in Israel's tourism industry say many foreigners inquiring about cancellations following series of terror attacks in Israeli cities.

'Tourists afraid to come to Israel' because of terror attacks

Pres. Herzog: 'Value of tourism immense, cannot be overstated'

Over 50 countries participate in tourism expo; Israel's Pres. Herzog urges taking tourism to 'new heights, even beyond pre-pandemic levels.'

Pres. Herzog: 'Value of tourism immense, cannot be overstated'

New plan aims to bring new tourism to Eilat and Israel's Negev

New plan will divide Israel's largest region into five areas, each with its own character; includes plans for luxury vacation spots.

New plan aims to bring new tourism to Eilat and Israel's Negev

Why I miss Israel - thank G-d the skies are opening

Not being in Israel feels like part of me is missing. I can't wait for the special feeling of being there. Thanks for the open skies.Op-ed.

Why I miss Israel - thank G-d the skies are opening

Israel ends ban on unvaccinated tourists, school COVID tests

After two years of strictly limiting entry to non-citizens, Israel to open its doors to most tourists - regardless of vaccination status.

Israel ends ban on unvaccinated tourists, school COVID tests

Tourism Minister takes aim at quarantine for children

Tourism Min. Razvozov aims to save Passover tourist season - by eliminating quarantine for children whose parents are vaccinated.

Tourism Minister takes aim at quarantine for children

Israel to reopen to tourists next week

Limited reopening of entry to foreign nationals to begin next week - though citizens of 'red' countries, including the US, remain barred.

Israel to reopen to tourists next week

Govt. to approve compensation package for tourism industry

Weekly Cabinet meeting to be held in Golan Heights, ministers to require COVID tests before being allowed to attend,

Govt. to approve compensation package for tourism industry

Austria announces: Tourists banned from entering until December

Parallel to lockdown on unvaccinated citizens, Austrian government says tourists won't be allowed entry until mid-December.

Austria announces: Tourists banned from entering until December

Israel reopens to vaccinated tourists

Vaccinated tourists without first-degree relatives in Israel may now enter the country for the first time since the start of the pandemic.

Israel reopens to vaccinated tourists

Thailand reopens to tourists

El Al prepares to resume flights to Thailand as country reopens to vaccinated tourists.

Thailand reopens to tourists

Israel weighs plan to allow tourists back next month

Israel could reopen its doors to tourists from abroad as early as November 1st.

Israel weighs plan to allow tourists back next month

US to allow entry to vaccinated EU, UK travelers

Foreign nationals flying to the United States will be required to be fully vaccinated before boarding an airplane to the U.S.

US to allow entry to vaccinated EU, UK travelers

Watch: Bangkok ‘taxi graveyard’ turns into food garden

As tourism has dwindled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, taxi drivers in Thailand have resorted to growing fruits & vegetables on their taxis.

Watch: Bangkok ‘taxi graveyard’ turns into food garden

Israel to partially drop ban on tourists later this month

Ahead of Sukkot festival, Israel to begin allowing some tourists into the country.

Israel to partially drop ban on tourists later this month

18 Jewish teenage girls escorted off plane in Amsterdam

Tour group accused of misbehavior and not following mask rules on flight from Kiev to Amsterdam.

18 Jewish teenage girls escorted off plane in Amsterdam

All travellers to Israel now facing 24-hour quarantine

Both tourists & Israelis returning from trips abroad will have to submit a negative COVID test or face 24 hours in quarantine upon arrival.

All travellers to Israel now facing 24-hour quarantine

Number of Israelis traveling abroad rising slowly but surely

Number of Israelis traveling abroad on the rise but far from pre-pandemic rate, statistics show.

Number of Israelis traveling abroad rising slowly but surely

Israel to open its doors to tourists next month

All vaccinated tourists to be allowed entry into Israel starting next month, while most air travel restrictions on Israelis to be dropped.

Israel to open its doors to tourists next month

Tourists from these countries will be allowed into Israel

Tourism Minister Orit Farkash-Hacohen to present list of 14 countries from which tourists will be allowed to enter Israel starting May 23.

Tourists from these countries will be allowed into Israel

US: Dozens of companies demand plan for tourism industry

Over two dozen groups in tourism industry urge US Pres. Biden to plan for reopening international travel.

US: Dozens of companies demand plan for tourism industry

Tourism Minister slams lockdown; 'Hasn't proven itself'

Orit Farkash Hacohen: 'We need to think differently and of course responsibly!'

Tourism Minister slams lockdown; 'Hasn't proven itself'

New: North American-Jewish tourism initiative to Bahrain

The Foundation for Ethnic Understanding will partner with Bahrain’s Minister of Tourism, Best of Bahrain & Da’at Travel.

New: North American-Jewish tourism initiative to Bahrain

Israel, Bahrain sign historic tourism MOU

First of its kind MOU between Israel and a Gulf Arab state signed in ceremony in Jerusalem.

Israel, Bahrain sign historic tourism MOU

Watch: When a Dubai tourist visits the Western Wall

Video posted online shows Emirati tourist visiting the Old City of Jerusalem. Hassidic Jew welcomes him warmly saying: "Salam Alaikum!"

Watch: When a Dubai tourist visits the Western Wall

New Lod visitor center blends innovation with ancient wisdom

The new “Aderaba Lod” Center for Ancient-Contemporary Innovation will be a new educational-tourist visitor center in Lod, Israel.

New Lod visitor center blends innovation with ancient wisdom

Tourism Minister: I will vote against a full lockdown

"A full closure of the entire country during the holidays is too extreme a move and has economic implications," says Minister Asaf Zamir.

Tourism Minister: I will vote against a full lockdown

Greece opens gates to Israel without restriction

FM: Decision by Greek government to allow Israeli tourism, businessmen without restriction proves strong connection between countries.

Greece opens gates to Israel without restriction

Greece and Croatia to become 'red countries?'

Just after Israelis were allowed to travel to three countries without having to quarantine upon return, two of those countries may turn red.

Greece and Croatia to become 'red countries?'

Israel to cancel quarantine for those returning from abroad?

Health Ministry recommends cancelling quarantine requirement for those returning from 'green' countries, to allow aviation to resume.

Israel to cancel quarantine for those returning from abroad?

Cyprus hotel transplanted to banks of Lake Kinneret

With skies still closed, Israeli tourism companies perform about-face.

Cyprus hotel transplanted to banks of Lake Kinneret

Cancellation of trips for Jewish youth cost Israel $200 million

Approximately 60,000 young Jews had to cancel trips to Israel due to coronavirus, costing the economy hundreds of millions.

Cancellation of trips for Jewish youth cost Israel $200 million

Goodbye to lockdown - almost all businesses to reopen

Restaurants, bars, pubs, swimming pools, tourist attractions to reopen. Social distancing rules to be maintained.

Goodbye to lockdown - almost all businesses to reopen

New trends in Israeli tourism

Before COVID-19 hit the world and Israel tourism, Israel was increasing the popularity of Israel Private tours

New trends in Israeli tourism

Italy, France announce massive bailouts for tourism industry

Billions of Euros to be allocated to tourism sector to prevent it from total collapse.

Italy, France announce massive bailouts for tourism industry

Initiative connects out-of-work tour guide olim with clientele

While tourists from abroad remain unable to visit, Israelis explore country's historical, religious, cultural and ecological wonders.

Initiative connects out-of-work tour guide olim with clientele

Israel joins alliance of 'vaccinated states'

Israel joins alliance of countries that have managed to overcome coronavirus, will discuss resumption of tourism between them.

Israel joins alliance of 'vaccinated states'

'Pour money into the tourism industry'

Tourism Min. Levin urges funding to help hotel industry, tourism, survive, says sector needs to reopen gradually, but soon.

'Pour money into the tourism industry'

Tourism Minister Levin: Crisis shows how important tourism is

'Unfortunately, it has taken a crisis like this to convince people of the importance of tourism for the entire economy,' says Levin.

Tourism Minister Levin: Crisis shows how important tourism is

Touring Judea & Samaria - must-see spots

‘Visit2Israel’ reveals must-see spots in the Holy Land - Judea & Samaria.

Touring Judea & Samaria - must-see spots

Tourism up 16% in November

Revenue from incoming tourism since the beginning of the year is over $6 billion.

Tourism up 16% in November

Incoming tourism continues to break records

Israel's tourism industry continues growing, with revenue reaching 1.9 million in a single month.

Incoming tourism continues to break records

Tourism rises 11%

May 2019 sees record 440,000 tourists.

Tourism rises 11%

Government to encourage building hotels in Judea and Samaria

Tourism Ministry offers entrepreneurs grants for investments in hotels and guest units in Judea, Samaria, and Jordan Valley.

Government to encourage building hotels in Judea and Samaria

Israel’s tourism triumphs BDS: The air bridge

 Israel’s tourism triumphs BDS: The air bridge