tourism

Jerusalem March - Support from Across the Globe

Jerusalem March - Support from Across the Globe

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
Improved Stalactite Cave Opens to the Public

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 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 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

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 Campaign

'What's the Fuzz with Jews' Tweet Taints 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

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'

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. 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

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

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
100,000 Expected at Israel's Parks, Reserves

100,000 Expected at Israel's Parks, 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 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

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 Holidays

Ben Gurion Airport on 'Fast Forward' for Holidays

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

Tourists Ignore War Threats, Flock to Israel

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 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

Israelis Refrain from Visiting Turkey

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: Jewish Identity in Israel

Masa Yisraeli: 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 Heritage Site

Ancient Tel Shiloh: Proud to be a 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

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

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

'Hackers Fulfilled Divine Plan' on the Tarmac

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 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

Jerusalem Chef Serves Up Tourism in Madrid

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 Runs in New7Wonders Cities

Jerusalem Runs in 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

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'

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
Egyptian Revolution II: Tourism Cancellations

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

Israel's Winter Tourism Drive Begins

Israel has begun its winter tourism drive in the United States, Canada and Brazil.Chana Ya'ar, 11/23/2011, 4:32 PM
Tel Aviv Fashion Week a Top Global Draw

Tel Aviv Fashion Week a Top Global Draw

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
PM: Voting for the Dead Sea Will Help Tourism

PM: 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 Regional Crises

Tourism to Israel Stable Despite Regional 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

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

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

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
A New Documentary by Dr. Hagi Ben-Artzi

A New Documentary by Dr. Hagi Ben-Artzi

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
High-Standard Separate Swimming Beach at Dead Sea

High-Standard Separate Swimming Beach at Dead Sea

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 to Spend NIS 40M Marketing Tourism by Dec.

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.Chana Ya'ar, 9/19/2011, 1:13 AM
Israeli Chef Cooks Up French Tourism to Israel

Israeli Chef Cooks 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 in Tourism Fairs

Israel to Invest Millions in Tourism Fairs

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

'Seven Wonders of Israel' Competition

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 Touring Israel

Martha Stewart Touring 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 On a Sleeve

Dead Sea Campaign On a 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

Tourism to Israel Jumps 4% over 2010

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 BGI Airport

Record-Breaking Summer for BGI 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
Hotel ‘Building Rush’

Hotel ‘Building Rush’

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
Tourism Industry in Demand

Tourism Industry in Demand

Tourism Ministry prepares for influx in tourism over the next few years, receives 32 requests for grants to construct or expand hotels.Elad Benari, 7/26/2011, 2:12 AM
Jerusalem, Tel Aviv Top Cities

Jerusalem, Tel Aviv Top Cities

Travel + Leisure magzaine has placed Jerusalem in second place and Tel Aviv in third in a list of best cities in the Middle East and Africa. Elad Benari, 7/19/2011, 10:16 AM
Arab Spring Broke Tourism

Arab Spring Broke Tourism

The “Arab Spring” has led to an investor exodus and a drop in tourism as fears of terrorism send tourists to other destinations.Chana Ya'ar, 7/13/2011, 12:10 PM
Tourism Set to Break Records

Tourism Set to Break Records

262,000 visitors entered Israel in June 2011– a record for the month of June. In the first half of 2011, 1.6 million visitors arrived in Israel.Gil Ronen, 7/11/2011, 3:52 PM
Hundreds at Ancient Synagogue

Hundreds at Ancient Synagogue

Hundreds visit ancient synagogues in Samoa and Susiya, touring in honor of slain hikers.Maayana Miskin, 7/8/2011, 4:16 PM
Israelis Go ‘Cold on Turkey’

Israelis Go ‘Cold on Turkey’

Israeli tourists go ‘cold Turkey”, avoiding a country that suffered a 59 percent decrease in visits from Israel to the once-popular vacation spot. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 6/28/2011, 8:03 PM
Jerusalem Day Celebrates Culture

Jerusalem Day Celebrates Culture

This year's Jerusalem Day marks new records in the 44th year of the reunification of the nation's capital.Chana Ya'ar, 6/1/2011, 3:19 PM
Masada Opera Big Draw

Masada Opera Big Draw

Forty journalists from 10 countries are preceding thousands of opera lovers at the Masada Fortress for a rendition of Verdi’s Aida. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 5/31/2011, 5:14 PM
Increase in Tourism by Sea

Increase in Tourism by Sea

In June, 37 passenger and cruise ships are expected to anchor in Ashdod and Haifa, bringing with them an estimated 50,000 tourists and crew.INN Staff, 5/26/2011, 1:13 AM
Over 1M Tourists Since January

Over 1M Tourists Since January

More than a million tourists came to Israel in the first quarter of this year, despite the tension generated in the region by the “Arab Spring.”Chana Ya'ar, 5/12/2011, 11:42 AM