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The move that will resolve the shortage of workers in tourism and 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

Tourism Ministry receives over 100 applications to establish hotels

Optimism in the Tourism Industry: 107 entrepreneurs apply for Ministry of Tourism grants to establish hotels.

Tourism Min. receives over 100 applications to establish hotels

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

Can Jerusalem tourism be saved from the clutches of COVID-19?

With CV-19 virus not allowing flights in and out of the country, the tourism industry in Israel may have gotten the boost it badly needed.

Can Jerusalem tourism be saved from the clutches of COVID-19?

Tourism Ministry budgets 2.5 million to make Cave of the Patriarchs accessible

Tourism Ministry working to redirect funds for the purpose of making ancient site accessible to all.

Tourism Ministry budgets 2.5 million for Cave of the Patriarchs

'Another record-breaking month' in tourism

About 405,000 tourist entries into Israel recorded in September 2019, 44% more than September 2018 and 46% more than September 2017.

'Another record-breaking month' in tourism

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

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 Triumph - luxury hotels beckon

Israel’s Tourism Triumph - luxury hotels beckon

Israel’s tourism triumphs BDS: The air bridge

 Israel’s tourism triumphs BDS: The air bridgeplayer

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.

Record-breaking 4.12 million tourists visit Israel in 2018player

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.'

First time: China to Israel in 8 hours

London conference highlights growth of Israel's hotel industry

Israel's hotel industry can expect a second year of strong growth, report says.

London conference highlights growth of Israel's hotel industry

Wizz Air opens new route from Romania to Tel Aviv

Sibiu becomes sixth Romanian city to operate direct route to Tel Aviv.

Wizz Air opens new route from Romania to Tel Aviv

Tourism at all-time high in 2017

3.6 million tourists visited Israel in 2017, an all-time record, according to the Tourism Ministry.

Tourism at all-time high in 2017

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.

New London-Tel Aviv flight to cost only 309 NIS

'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.

'Everyone who wants to live free needs a strong Israel'player

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.

Tourism Ministry Offering Incentives to Europeans Visiting Eilat

Former Tourism Minister Accused of Bribe-Taking

Former Minister of Tourism, Stas Misezhnikov, is being investigated over charges of bribery.

Former Tourism Minister Accused of Bribe-Taking

Tourism Ministry Reaches Out to Help Industry

The Tourism Ministry has announced an aid package to help tourism-oriented businesses damaged in Protective Edge.

Tourism Ministry Reaches Out to Help Damaged Industry

August Tourism Lowest Since 2007 Due to Gaza Op.

32% decrease in tourist entries in August, as tourism ministry scrambles to recover from Hamas terror war.

August Tourism Lowest Since 2007 Due to Gaza Operation

Lufthansa Suspends Israel Flights for Another Day

German aviation giant extends cancellations, but 22 carriers continue flights; Transportation Ministry preparing for 'the day after'.

Lufthansa Suspends Flights to Israel for Another Day

Boost to Christian Tourism Expected from Pope

Christian tourism, which accounts for about 60 percent of all incoming tourism, set to rise.

Boost to Christian Tourism Expected from Pope

'Vatican to Gain More Control Over 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?

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

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.

Bibi Meets Hollywood, Touts Tourism Projectplayer

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 earlier

Ministry: October a Record Month for Tourism

Israeli Hotels to Retain 'Five Star' Status

A plan by the Tourism Ministry for an objective ranking of hotels in Israel has been scuttled

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

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.

Israel Launches Winter Tourism Campaign in Russia

New Hotel for Seaside City of Ashkelon

The Tourism Ministry has just approved construction of a new hotel for the coastal city of Ashkelon.

New Hotel for Mediterranean Seashore City of Ashkelon

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.”

Misezhnikov: Restoring Tourism to South is 'National Mission'

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.

Tourism Ministry Prepares South for War, and 'Day After'

Tourism Minister Leads Playboy Lifestyle – Report

Drunkenness and cavorting at nightclubs is minister's routine, according to Channel 2 report denied by minister.

Tourism Minister Leads Playboy Lifestyle – Report

Bulgaria, Israel to Strengthen Strategic Ties

Israel and Bulgarian will strengthen their strategic cooperation on security and tourism, Tourism Minister Stas Misezhnikov said Monday.

Tourism Minister: Bulgaria, Israel Will Strengthen Cooperation

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.

Israel Plans Tourism Overhaul at the Dead Sea

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.

April 2012 Tourism Hits Record High

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

The National Religious Broadcasters Convention in Nashville, Tenn. featured a proudly pro-Israel event.

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

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.

Jerusalem Chef Serves Up Tourism in Madrid at Largest Fair

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!

Jerusalem in Race for International 'New7Wonders Cities'

Israel's Winter Tourism Drive Begins

Israel has begun its winter tourism drive in the United States, Canada and Brazil.

Israel's Winter Tourism Drive Begins in the Americas

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.

Fashion Writers Flock to Israel for Tel Aviv Fashion Week