Tag: Israel

Israel bans out-of-town travel, makes masks in public mandatory

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 7, 2020 15:39

Israeli authorities are trying to stem the deadly spread of COVID-19 virus by tightening travel restrictions for the Passover holiday, which starts on Wednesday. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said ... Read More

Israel to produce beard-friendly COVID-19 masks for religious orthodoxes

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 7, 2020 01:46

Because of the rampant global COVID-19 pandemic, Israeli authorities have asked the public to cover their mouths and noses in public, but this provides quite a challenge to many Jewish, ... Read More

Is COVID-19 the 11th Plague? Israel hit by coronavirus

editor editor- March 27, 2020 02:23

This is not the traditional Passover story we are used to reading at the Passover Seder; this one might be even darker. In these unprecedented times, the COVID-19 coronavirus has ... Read More

Leading Israel in New York: Dani Dayan, Consul General

Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN- December 28, 2019 18:57

Have you wondered who represents the State of Israel in New York? The current Consul General is the Honorable Dani Dayan. He has held this position since August, 2016 after ... Read More

Israel tourists target Africa for travel holidays

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- December 27, 2019 21:41

A group comprised of 455 Israel tourists arrived in Northern Tanzania last week for Christmas and New Year festivals. At the same time, several nationals from Tanzania and other Africa ... Read More

King David Hotel Executive Chef named Israel’s Chef of the Year

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 5, 2019 02:01

Dan Hotels' David "Dudu" Biton, the executive chef of the iconic King David Hotel in Jerusalem, was named Israel's "Chef of the Year" by coveted French food guide, Gault & ... Read More

Air Seychelles links with Israel with nonstop flight

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- December 5, 2019 00:58

Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, welcomed its first non-stop flight from Tel Aviv, linking Israel to the Seychelles. Flight HM021 which landed at the Seychelles ... Read More

Israel Ministry of Tourism hosts Second Hotel Investment Summit in Tel Aviv

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 12, 2019 15:37

As Israel prepares to host the second Israel Hotel Investment Summit (IHIS), part of the International Hotel Investment Forum (IHIF) series, we consider the current conditions in the region’s hospitality ... Read More

El Al Israeli airline pays tribute to retiring legendary Boeing 747s

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 5, 2019 20:50

Israeli airline El Al laid on a fitting tribute to mark the end of its use of the huge Boeing 747 aircraft dubbed ‘queen of the skies’ by aviation fans, ... Read More

Ryanair announces new flight between Toulouse, France and Tel Aviv, Israel

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- October 25, 2019 16:43

Ryanair, an Irish budget airline headquartered in Swords, Dublin, Ireland, with its primary operational bases at Dublin and London Stansted airports, has announced that it will launch a new flight ... Read More

Israel Captured in a Delicious Bottle of Wine: Pair with a Side of Politics

Dr. Elinor Garely - editor in chief of wines.travel Dr. Elinor Garely - editor in chief of wines.travel- October 19, 2019 20:04

Israel is a small country (in the Eastern Mediterranean), with an ancient wine culture (Chalcolithic Era, 4000 BCE) that successfully meets the 21st century wine demands of sommeliers, consumers as ... Read More

Israel Ministry of Tourism names new Tourism Commissioner for North America

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- October 14, 2019 14:59

The Israel Ministry of Tourism has appointed Eyal Carlin as the new Tourism Commissioner for North America. In this new position, Carlin will oversee all business partnerships and developments, marketing ... Read More

Jerusalem poised to become Israel’s incentive trips capital

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- September 11, 2019 17:10

Over the next 3 weeks, Israel will host some 8,300 tourists taking part in the two largest Incentive Trips ever held in Israel. As their name suggests, incentive trips are ... Read More

Europe falls behind USA in cost of living

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 13, 2019 17:15

ECA International’s latest Cost of Living report today reveals that Europe now accounts for less than a fifth of the world’s most expensive cities, with 11 European cities dropping out ... Read More

War or Terror in the Gulf of Oman? Oil Tankers in flames, crew rescued and taken to Iran

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 13, 2019 09:27

A maritime safety group warned earlier today of an unspecific threat in the Gulf Oman urging extreme caution amid US- Iran tension. The near the Strait of Hormuz is a ... Read More

Meetings and hospitality dealing with profound changes, from mergers to demographics

editor editor- June 11, 2019 01:31

“Over 5,000 associations are headquartered in the Greater DC area. They are a significant segment of the meetings industry, making major contributions to the American economy and to its political, ... Read More

Israeli tourism up 11.1% with 440,000 tourist entries in May

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 8, 2019 19:15

According to Israel's Central Bureau of Statistics, approximately 440,000 tourist entries were recorded in May 2019, 11.1% more than May 2018 and 26.8% more than May 2017. In the period ... Read More

El Al’s subsidiary Sun d’Or launches Tel Aviv-Dubrovnik route

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 7, 2019 23:40

Sun d’Or, a fully owned subsidiary of Israel's national carrier El Al which uses the brand mainly for seasonal scheduled and charter services mostly to European destinations, is launching direct ... Read More

Air Europa announces new Malaga-Tel Aviv service

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 7, 2019 22:20

Air Europa Líneas Aéreas, S.A.U. (Air Europa), third largest airline in Spain after Iberia and Vueling, announced plans to launch flights between Tel Aviv and Malaga, starting on April 2, ... Read More

Old City of Jerusalem tourist cable car project approved

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 7, 2019 19:46

Israel's National Infrastructure Committee has rejected a slew of petitions against the cable car to the Old City of Jerusalem and approved the project. Long in the making, the $55 ... Read More

Top 50 hotels: Nominees are unveiled

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 6, 2019 20:40

Travel network Virtuoso has revealed the 50 hotels and hospitality greats nominated for its coveted Best of the Best awards. The nominees are part of the industry-leading Virtuoso Hotels & ... Read More

Top holiday destinations for North American travelers

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 6, 2019 19:33

With the summer holidays coming , Agoda reveals Tokyo, London and Las Vegas continue to hold the top destination spots in 2019. Japan dominates Asia Pacific travelers' summer plans scooping ... Read More

The Most Luxurious Features Found On Airplanes

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 6, 2019 06:13

Flying first class on a luxury airline and experiencing the glam that comes with it is truly a dream come true. To some business people though, this is a weekly ... Read More

U.S. Travel Association: Holds IPW Press Conference and you’re there

editor editor- June 5, 2019 00:18

Roger Dow, U.S. Travel Association President and CEO was the first to speak at the U.S. Travel Association’s IPW Press Conference held at the 51st edition held on Tuesday, June ... Read More

Israel welcomed over 405,000 visitors in April – 7% rise in tourist arrivals

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 23, 2019 15:19

An analysis of the seasonally adjusted data provided by Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics indicates that in the last three months (February – April 2019), 384,000 tourists arrived on average ... Read More

Rothschild’s Dan Caesarea reborn as Israel’s most dynamic Mediterranean resort

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 22, 2019 22:11

The most dynamic "new" resort hotel on Israel's Mediterranean shore town of Caesarea was unveiled, combining elegance and luxury with frissons of the playfulness, style and sophistication evocative of Tel ... Read More

Israel Loves Africa: African Tourism Board and Rwanda Air Take Action

George Taylor George Taylor- May 20, 2019 05:06

African Tourism Board representative in Israel Mr. Dov Kalmann, has sent his congratulations to H.E. Ambassador Joseph Rutabana of Rwanda to Israel: “In the name of the African Tourism Board, ... Read More

Tourism Ethiopia joins African Tourism Board

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 19, 2019 08:58

Today Tourism Ethiopia joined the African Tourism Board as an observer. Tourism Ethiopia (TE) is a national organization under the Ministry of Culture and Tourism; The mission Tourism Ethiopia has ... Read More

Controversial Eurovision in Israel crowns The Netherland with Arcade by Duncan Laurence

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 19, 2019 07:37

The Eurovision contest in Tel Aviv Israel was a nonstop tourist party but not without controversy. Many were protesting against Israel's settlement and occupation policies and human rights abuses. The ... Read More

Israel Hotels Association: Tourist stays up 9% in Q1 2019

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 17, 2019 16:40

The Economic Research Department of the Israel Hotels Association published data for the first quarter of 2019 in hotels compared to the same period in the past two years. In ... Read More

Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport set for major expansion

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 17, 2019 16:05

Tel Aviv’s Ben-Gurion Airport is set to significantly grow after Israel's Transportation Ministry approved expansion plans worth NIS 3 billion ($840 million) to cope with growing demand. In 2018, almost ... Read More

Tourism in Tel Aviv is one big party this week with Eurovision

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 15, 2019 08:21

Tourism is booming in Tel Aviv this week with hotels sold out, residents staying with relatives to rent their rooms and apartments for inflated rates - and almost every rate ... Read More

The year of the airports: Travel to the hubs of the future

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- May 14, 2019 03:02

The year 2019 will be remembered as the year of the inaugurations of large and small strategic airports to satisfy an air demand that by 2035 will touch - according ... Read More

EL AL Israel Airlines & Alaska Airlines announce new global partnership

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 13, 2019 18:47

EL AL Israel Airlines and Alaska Airlines today expanded their commercial relationship to include a reciprocal frequent flyer agreement. The agreement was signed by the CEOs of each airline at ... Read More

Eurovision Song Contest in Israel: A terror target for Islamic Jihads?

The Media Line The Media Line- May 5, 2019 05:01

The Eurovision Song Contest, a massively popular annual competition, a major travel and tourism event, is set to take place in Tel Aviv from May 12 to 18. It draws ... Read More

Sri Lanka still safe for tourists? Heartfelt plea by Jetwing Hotels Chairman Shiromal Cooray

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 25, 2019 23:15

Sri Lanka Tourism is actually open for business: There is no threat to the overall safety of visitors. This is the latest message released by Sri Lanka Tourism officials and ... Read More