Israelis offered special discounts at Greek stores

Israeli tourists offered 20% discounts at many Greek stores, as the country struggles to recover from crippling economic collapse.JTA, 4/18/2016, 2:22 PM

For many, Israel is a geopolitical tourist hotspot

Some travelers to the Jewish state enjoy more than just the scenery - they are making a statement to the world and to history.Edwin Black, 4/8/2016, 1:51 PM

Tourism Minister gets surprise as Binyamin tourist

Yariv Levin gets whisked back to Biblical times during visit to Samaria region, expresses awe at the 'huge potential here.'Yoni Kempinski, 2/12/2016, 1:39 PM

Drop in Paris tourism, but still top tourist spot

In light of mass ISIS attack France sees significant drop in visitors, but many still come because 'it could happen anywhere.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/10/2016, 7:22 AM

Putin's revenge: Turkish tourist industry crashing

More than 1,300 hotels along the Aegean and Mediterranean coasts are up for sale as Russian sanctions bite.Gil Ronen, 2/2/2016, 12:52 PM

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.Leora Baum, 2/1/2016, 10:11 AM

Will Israel benefit from Russia's Turkey boycott?

With previously popular tourism hotspots Egypt and Turkey now ruled out Russian holidaymakers seek other options.Germain Moyon, 11/25/2015, 5:50 PM

Deri transfers 20 million shekels to ancient tombs

Deri launches new project to invest huge sum in religious sites in Galilee, to help local tourism.Chaim Lev, 11/9/2015, 1:42 PM

Israeli Tourism Finally Recovering After Gaza War

Tourism almost back to 2013 levels despite significant drop in first half of 2015.Tova Dvorin, 9/9/2015, 3:34 PM

Hotels Still Recovering from Protective Edge

Avi Dor of the Prima Hotels chain explains the difficulties Israeli hotels have faced in the past year, and how to solve them.Yoni Kempinski, 8/24/2015, 4:13 AM

Israel's Tourism Industry in Trouble

International tourist visits to Israel dropped 25% in first six months of 2015, as compared to same period in 2014.Cynthia Blank, 7/22/2015, 4:18 PM

Portugal to Push 'Palestine' Tourism

Just months after Portuguese parliament recognizes 'Palestine,' Minister says he wants his citizens to visit.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/16/2015, 9:35 PM

Givot Olam in Samaria - Paradise on a Hilltop

Wild-haired shepherds, horse-riders - a sight straight out of the Hebrew Prophets. If you're visiting Samaria, don't miss this out.Karni Eldad, 6/15/2015, 11:29 AM

Judea and Samaria as You've Never Seen It

Not a conflict zone, but a tourist's paradise; find out why, despite the negative headlines, tourism is booming in 'the West Bank.'Ari Soffer, 6/3/2015, 3:11 PM

Israeli Killed Resisting Robbery in Brazil

Israeli 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.'Yaakov Levi, 5/31/2015, 4:28 PM

New Tourism Min. Pledges to Put Samaria on the Map

Tourism Minister Yariv Levin holds first working meeting with Samaria Council heads; 'We'll see one million tourists every year.'Orli Harari, 5/30/2015, 9:30 PM

Visits to Auschwitz-Birkenau at Record High

More people than ever are seeking to visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration and death camps.Yaakov Levi, 4/22/2015, 5:20 PM

Tourism Min. Moves to Woo Europeans to 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

Book Maps Emerging Judea-Samaria Tourism Industry

Karni Eldad's stereotype-smashing book reveals Judea-Samaria as one of Israel's hidden tourism gems - and all thanks to a Haaretz article.Jacob Kamaras, 4/6/2015, 6:35 PM

Despite Protective Edge Tourism Stays Strong

Tourism industry, responsible for considerable chunk of economy, proves resilient to Gaza war; domestic travel increases.Arutz Sheva Street, 1/5/2015, 7:29 AM

Kiryat Shmona to Get Major Tourism Project

Planning councils in northern Israel on Sunday approved a plan to develop a major tourist center in the northern town of Kiryat Shmona.Moshe Cohen, 10/19/2014, 6:29 PM

Four Amazing Things to See in Jerusalem

With so much to do in one of the world's most ancient cities, here are a few recommendations...Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/19/2014, 10:28 AM

Israeli Tourism Still Feeling Effects of Gaza War

Following significant dip in July-August period, tourism figures slow to recover - but there is some good news.Ari Soffer, 10/7/2014, 4:05 PM

Over One Million Visit Kotel Over Holidays

Huge crowds visit Jewish holy site in ten days between Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur.Haim Lev and Tova Dvorin, 10/5/2014, 3:38 PM

In Time for Tourist Season: Shuttle to Old City

Motorists can park near old train station, hop on shuttle to the Old City and back for 17 NIS.Hillel Fendel, 9/29/2014, 11:31 AM

New Sports Stadium in J'lem Aims to Boost Tourism

480 million shekel spent on Hapayis Hall; Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat says city is 'back to leading Israel as the center of culture.'Hezki Baruch, 9/8/2014, 9:12 PM

German Travel Operator Cancels Israel Tours

TUI Germany announces all tours canceled until July 31 due to security situation.AFP, 7/10/2014, 3:59 PM

Hundreds of Thousands Visit Judea and Samaria

Myriad tourists visit the region during Chol Hamoed Passover, on over 100 tours with tour group Mishkefet.Orli Harari, Ari Yashar, 4/17/2014, 6:34 PM

February: All-Time Record for Tourism to Israel

Record-breaking 2013 provides momentum for tourism in 2014, with two records broken in February alone.Ari Soffer, 3/10/2014, 3:04 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

Peak in US Rejection of Israeli Visa Requests

80% rise in visa rejections in part of growing trend that Foreign Ministry criticizes as being 'political.'Ari Yashar, 2/24/2014, 1:19 PM

Religion: the Gateway to Peace?

Muslim delegation, led by French Imam Hassen Chalgoumi, meets with Tourism Minister Uzi Landau. Landau: this could bridge communities.Tova Dvorin, 1/20/2014, 5:34 PM

2013 Record Year for Israeli Tourism

Foreign tourist entries up 3% from 2012; December sets monthly record with 24% increase from previous year.Ari Yashar, 1/9/2014, 7:37 PM

'Operation Haifa' Will Bring Mass Chinese Invasion

Chinese tourists set to flood Israeli port city, as some 200,000 workers and their families take advantage of low-cost vacation packages.David Lev, 12/26/2013, 4:04 PM

While it Lasts: Snow Tourism in Gush Etzion

Gush Etzion region, which experienced record snowfall over the weekend, takes opportunity to boost tourism in the region.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/18/2013, 9:05 PM

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

Despite Regional Unrest, Israeli Tourism Resilient

Despite the prospect of western military intervention in Syria, with all its potential ramifications, Israeli tourism holds steady.Ari Soffer, 9/10/2013, 4:51 PM

Overnight Attack Fails to Disturb Eilat Calm

Residents, tourists flock to the beach despite attempted rocket attack.Maayana Miskin, 8/13/2013, 2:01 PM

Likely Soon: U.S. Visas to be Waived for Israelis

Israeli citizens are likely to be able to soon enter the U.S. without a visa - unless President Obama quashes a bill to allow itDavid Lev, 7/15/2013, 4:30 PM

Israeli Tourism Healthy and Growing

Israel’s Tourism Ministry is showing an impressive record, with figures in May hitting an "all time record for incoming tourism."Chana Ya'ar, 6/10/2013, 3:36 PM

Israeli Hotels to Retain 'Five Star' Status

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

Record Tourism in Gush Etzion

A record number of tourists visit the Judea region and Gush Etzion. Most popular: Herodium, Deer Land. New minister among visitors. Maayana Miskin, 3/29/2013, 12:46 PM

Jews Flock to Jerusalem – Pictures

Jerusalem filled with visitors for the Passover holiday., 3/29/2013, 11:57 AM

Evacuees: Gush Katif Exists - the People Exist

The Gush Katif Heritage Center tells the story of the land which was evacuated in 2005, the legacy, the ideals and the vision.Yoni Kempinski, 3/1/2013, 4:28 PM

"Tour Shomron" - Wine, Coffee and Nature

At the Intl. Tourism Conference, Arutz Sheva TV met the representatives of the Samaria Council who came to attract tourists to their region.Yoni Kempinski, 3/1/2013, 3:31 PM

Video Sneak Peak: The "Herod the Great" Exhibition

The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, premieres the world’s first exhibition on the life and legacy of King Herod.Hezki Baruch, 2/20/2013, 5:08 PM

Biblical Heroes, Modern Technology

New Binyamin multimedia center to host Biblical plays with a historically accurate modern backdrop.Yoni Kempinski and A7 staff, 2/15/2013, 11:53 AM

Erasing the ‘Green Line’ with Tourism

Millions of visitors to Samaria ‘will erase the Green Line with their feet,’ regional leader predicts.Maayana Miskin, 2/5/2013, 7:20 PM

Google Street View Now Covers Much of Israel

Beginning Thursday, Google Street View users will be able to see hundreds of towns, villages, and historical sites in IsraelDavid Lev, 1/17/2013, 12:41 PM

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 Seaside 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

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 '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