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New: North American-Jewish tourism initiative to Bahrain

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 17/12/2020 04:04
Israel, Bahrain sign historic tourism Memorandum of Understanding

Israel, Bahrain sign historic tourism Memorandum of Understanding

First of its kind MOU between Israel and a Gulf Arab state signed in ceremony in Jerusalem.Arutz Sheva Staff, 02/12/2020 21:05
Watch: When a Dubai tourist visits Western Wall in Jerusalem

Watch: When a Dubai tourist visits Western Wall in Jerusalem

Video posted online shows Emirati tourist visiting the Old City of Jerusalem. Hassidic Jew welcomes him warmly saying: "Salam Alaikum!"Arutz Sheva, 30/11/2020 09:31
New Lod visitor center blends innovation with ancient wisdom

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.Sharona Cohen, 25/09/2020 10:35
Tourism Minister: I will vote against a full lockdown

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.Hezki Baruch, 13/09/2020 06:22
Greece opens gates to Israel without restriction

Greece opens gates to Israel without restriction

FM: Decision by Greek government to allow Israeli tourism, businessmen without restriction proves strong connection between countries.Nitzan Kedar, 07/09/2020 18:50
Will the Health Ministry add Greece and Croatia to the list of 'red countries?'

Will the Health Ministry add Greece and Croatia to the list of '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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/08/2020 15:01
Israel to cancel quarantine requirements for those returning from abroad?

Israel to cancel quarantine requirements for those returning from abroad?

Health Ministry recommends cancelling quarantine requirement for those returning from 'green' countries, to allow aviation to resume.Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/07/2020 17:36
Cyprus hotel transplanted to banks of Lake Kinneret

Cyprus hotel transplanted to banks of Lake Kinneret

With skies still closed, Israeli tourism companies perform about-face.Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/07/2020 14:57
Cancellation of heritage trips due to coronavirus cost Israeli economy $200 million

Cancellation of heritage trips due to coronavirus cost Israeli economy $200 million

Approximately 60,000 young Jews had to cancel trips to Israel due to coronavirus, costing the economy hundreds of millions.Marcy Oster, JTA, 16/06/2020 08:37
New trends in Israeli tourism

New trends in Israeli tourism

Before COVID-19 hit the world and Israel tourism, Israel was increasing the popularity of Israel Private tourssponsored content, 31/05/2020 09:34
Lockdown regulations significantly eased with reopening of most businesses

Lockdown regulations significantly eased with reopening of most businesses

Restaurants, bars, pubs, swimming pools, tourist attractions to reopen. Social distancing rules to be maintained.Y Rabinovitz, 26/05/2020 23:27
Italy, France announce massive bailouts for tourism industry devastated by pandemic

Italy, France announce massive bailouts for tourism industry devastated by pandemic

Billions of Euros to be allocated to tourism sector to prevent it from total collapse.Arutz Sheva staff, 15/05/2020 12:55
Initiative connects out-of-work tour guide olim with clientele

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.Mordechai Sones, 14/05/2020 15:00
Israel joins alliance of 'vaccinated states'

Israel joins alliance of 'vaccinated states'

Israel joins alliance of countries that have managed to overcome coronavirus, will discuss resumption of tourism between them.Ben Ariel, 04/05/2020 05:15
Yariv Levin: Tourism sector requires urgent funding to avoid imminent collapse

Yariv Levin: Tourism sector requires urgent funding to avoid imminent collapse

Tourism Min. Levin urges funding to help hotel industry, tourism, survive, says sector needs to reopen gradually, but soon.Kobi Finkler, 20/04/2020 14:38
Tourism Minister Yariv Levin: Crisis shows importance of tourism to economy

Tourism Minister Yariv Levin: Crisis shows importance of tourism to economy

'Unfortunately, it has taken a crisis like this to convince people of the importance of tourism for the entire economy,' says Levin.Shimon Cohen, 24/03/2020 08:40
Touring Judea & Samaria - must-see spots

Touring Judea & Samaria - must-see spots

‘Visit2Israel’ reveals must-see spots in the Holy Land - Judea & Samaria.ILTV, 20/02/2020 12:47
Tourism up 16% in November

Tourism up 16% in November

Revenue from incoming tourism since the beginning of the year is over $6 billion.Arutz Sheva Staff, 04/12/2019 14:47
Incoming tourism continues to break records

Incoming tourism continues to break records

Israel's tourism industry continues growing, with revenue reaching 1.9 million in a single month.Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/07/2019 14:50
Tourism rises 11%

Tourism rises 11%

May 2019 sees record 440,000 tourists.Kobi Finkler, 04/06/2019 21:05
Government to encourage building hotels in Judea and Samaria

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 30/04/2019 08:24
 Israel’s tourism triumphs BDS: The air bridge

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, 02/04/2019 08:27
Amnesty against Jewish heritage sites

Amnesty against Jewish heritage sites

Amnesty report argues that tourism at these sites supports the "occupation" and is an attempt to erase Palestinian connection to the area.Ben Ariel, 29/01/2019 23:44
Discover Israel’s southern magic this winter

Discover Israel’s southern magic this winter

Touring Israel? Time to go south, and "go further". Israel's south is much more than just Eilat and Mitzpe Rimon.Rivka Orzech, INHF, 14/01/2019 12:07
Israel turned away a record 19,000 visitors in 2018

Israel turned away a record 19,000 visitors in 2018

Number of would-be visitors denied entry into Israel more than ten times higher than in 2011, hitting record high.Marcy Oster, JTA, 28/12/2018 10:13
'Future of Israeli tourism is in Samaria'

'Future of Israeli tourism is in Samaria'

Over 50,000 tourists visit tourist and nature sites in Samaria during holiday, many visitors from abroad.Mordechai Sones, 01/10/2018 20:30
Record year for tourism in Israel

Record year for tourism in Israel

20% increase in tourism over the previous year, including 115% in tourism from Poland.Gary Willig, 07/09/2018 12:40
Swiss tourism official complains about ‘Jewish guests’’ behavior

Swiss tourism official complains about ‘Jewish guests’’ behavior

Official in Davos, Switzerland, complains to Jewish community about Jewish guests whose behavior ‘disturbs’ other visitors.JTA, 07/08/2018 14:54
For the first time in decades: New hotels at the Dead Sea:

For the first time in decades: New hotels at the Dead Sea:

Tourism Ministry: El-Ad Group won tender, 400 new guest rooms will be built at Dead Sea.Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/07/2018 10:05
Record number of tourists visit Israel in first half of 2018

Record number of tourists visit Israel in first half of 2018

2.1 million tourist entries were recorded in the first half of 2018, a 19% increase compared to same period last year.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/07/2018 06:43
Seeking tourists, Israel promotes a different sun and sand

Seeking tourists, Israel promotes a different sun and sand

Israel hopes to grow tourism in the Negev to 20% of the nation's total by 2021.AFP, Arutz Sheva Staff, 09/06/2018 22:37
Israel becoming more popular as a tourist destination

Israel becoming more popular as a tourist destination

April stats show number of tourists jumped 61% in 2 years.Arutz Sheva Staff, 09/05/2018 14:00
Report: Tourism jumped 63% in two years

Report: Tourism jumped 63% in two years

Israel's tourism industry continues to grow, injecting $577 into the economy.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/04/2018 14:46
Why do Israelis fly to celebrate Passover abroad?

Why do Israelis fly to celebrate Passover abroad?

Walter Bingham followed the rise in Israeli tourism to try to understand why more Israelis prefer to leave the country on Passover.Walter Bingham, 23/03/2018 15:39
Airline to fly directly from Zurich to Israel

Airline to fly directly from Zurich to Israel

In a first, leading Swiss travel airline opens a new direct route from Zurich to Eilat.Arutz Sheva Staff, 16/03/2018 08:37
Arab security guards attack Israeli booth in Berlin

Arab security guards attack Israeli booth in Berlin

Arab security guards verbally attack Israelis running a booth at the Berlin International Tourism Fair.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/03/2018 21:32
'Tourism crucial for public relations'

'Tourism crucial for public relations'

Netanyahu congratulates Tourism Minister Levin on the record-breaking number of tourists that visited Israel in 2017.Tzvi Lev, 07/01/2018 16:20
Tourism at all-time high in 2017

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, 29/12/2017 03:05
Tourism nets Israel $4.5 billion in 2017

Tourism nets Israel $4.5 billion in 2017

Tourism rises nearly 24% during November, Tourism Minister Levin credits additional flights, airlines, and better infrastructure.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/12/2017 08:07
Number of travelers arriving in Israel jumps 60% in October

Number of travelers arriving in Israel jumps 60% in October

3.3 million tourists arrive in Israel over period of 3 months, number of total visitors arriving in October rises to 464,000.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/11/2017 08:46
Netanyahu serves as tour guide for Israel's 3 millionth tourist

Netanyahu serves as tour guide for Israel's 3 millionth tourist

Record-setting visitor to Israel surprised to find Israeli Prime Minister serving as her tour guide in Tower of David museum.Arutz Sheva Staff, 07/11/2017 15:42
Israel welcomes this year's 3 millionth tourist

Israel welcomes this year's 3 millionth tourist

Romanian tourist greeted at Ben Gurion Airport with festive ceremony celebrating new all-time record for incoming tourism.Arutz Sheva Staff, 07/11/2017 14:53
Thousands visit Golan Heights during Chol Hamoed

Thousands visit Golan Heights during Chol Hamoed

Israelis visit northern region en masse during sukkot holiday, celebrate 50 years since Jewish return to region.Arutz Sheva Staff, 08/10/2017 20:22
Palestinians once again provoke Israel at UN

Palestinians once again provoke Israel at UN

Despite diplomatic efforts by Israel and US, UN tourism organization set to approve PA acceptance as full member.Mordechai Sones, 13/09/2017 10:57
2,546,153 travelers in Tel Aviv's airport

2,546,153 travelers in Tel Aviv's airport

Ben Gurion Airport reaches record high, with far more passengers during August than authorities expected.Eliran Aharon, 06/09/2017 13:44
Special tourist visits Samaria

Special tourist visits Samaria

Congressman Keith Rothfus tours Samaria with his son, says 'everyone has to come to see the place with their own eyes.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 24/08/2017 14:36
Ryanair launches new flight from Tel Aviv to Rome

Ryanair launches new flight from Tel Aviv to Rome

In honor of launch, new tickets available from 17 euros per seat. Tourism Minister: Ryanair is part of our great tourism revolution.Arutz Sheva Staff, 27/07/2017 15:41
Tourism in Israel hits record high

Tourism in Israel hits record high

Tourism during first half of 2017 jumps 26%, marking record high. Tourism Minister: Expect similar stats in coming months.Chana Roberts, 10/07/2017 15:52
East Asian supporters of Israel come to Samaria

East Asian supporters of Israel come to Samaria

On 50th anniversary of liberation of Jerusalem, a group of Israel supporters from East Asia visits Samaria.Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/05/2017 12:29
50,000 tourists and one marriage proposal

50,000 tourists and one marriage proposal

Thousands of visitors flock to Samaria; Regional Council Head says the number 'grows every year.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 16/04/2017 10:23
Tens of thousands celebrate Pesach in Samaria

Tens of thousands celebrate Pesach in Samaria

Despite weather, tourists arrive to area sites: 'Exciting to see guests from Israel and around world explore entire Shomron on foot.'Mordechai Sones, 12/04/2017 19:27
Record-high levels of tourism as Passover approaches

Record-high levels of tourism as Passover approaches

Tourism Minister: 'This is no accident.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 09/04/2017 14:59
Israeli tourist found dead in Nepal

Israeli tourist found dead in Nepal

20 year old Israeli tourist found dead in his hotel room in Nepal's second largest city.Gary Willig, 12/03/2017 21:12
February 2017 tourism 'best ever'

February 2017 tourism 'best ever'

Tourism in January, February 25% higher than corresponding months in 2016.Arutz Sheva Staff, 08/03/2017 14:33
Israeli tourists return to Aharon the High Priest son's grave

Israeli tourists return to Aharon the High Priest son's grave

Tourist group to visit grave of Biblical figures for first time in years, in home village of terrorists who murdered Fogel family.Arutz Sheva Staff, 09/02/2017 18:21
'Everyone who wants to live free needs a strong Israel'

'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, 08/02/2017 14:05