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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

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

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

Turkish Airlines wants to increase tourism to Palestine

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 27, 2019 09:48

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has increasingly encouraged Muslims to visit Jerusalem, particularly in light of the US moving its embassy to the city. Turkish Airlines Vice-President for Sales Muhammed ... 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 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

No Easter Travel for Palestinian Christians in Gaza

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 22, 2019 05:02

There are around 1,100 Palestinian Christians in Gaza, many of whom are descended from the earliest Christians in Palestine (where Christianity originated). For the first time, Israeli authorities denied all ... Read More

The Set Hotels announces key staffing changes

editor editor- April 6, 2019 18:36

The Set Hotels, comprised of the Hôtel Lutetia in Paris, the Hotel Café Royal in London, and the Conservatorium in Amsterdam announced several key staff changes. Here are the comings and ... Read More

Thank you for flying TAP Air Portugal: Welcome to Tel Aviv

editor editor- April 2, 2019 02:43

Israel has about 9 million inhabitants and annually receives more than 4 million visitors. TAP Air Portugal landed its inaugural flight between Lisbon and Israel on time on Sunday night ... Read More

Agoda appoints new Chief Marketing Officer

editor editor- March 29, 2019 02:17

  Agoda, one of the world’s fastest growing digital travel companies, today announced the appointment of Ittai Chorev as its Chief Marketing Officer. Chorev, previously Vice President of Marketing at ... Read More

New boutique hotel to open in the heart of Jerusalem in 2022

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 14, 2019 15:03

Fattal Hotels has announced the plans for a new boutique hotel in the heart of Israel's capital: Alliance House. The hotel, which is slated to open in 2022, will be ... Read More

Jerusalem’s tourist landmark Temple Mount shut down after firebombing

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 12, 2019 22:20

Unrest at Jerusalem’s Temple Mount (also known as Haram esh-Sharif and the Al Aqsa Compound) led Israeli police to shut off access on Tuesday after several weeks of tension at ... Read More

Tourism reps from 16 countries attend Israeli Tourism Ministry’s “Israel conference”

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 14, 2019 16:15

80 representatives from among the largest travel agencies and tourism wholesalers in the world, are visiting Israel this week, hosted by the Ministry of Tourism, as part of the ministry’s ... Read More

Historic Bingham Riverhouse reborn

Rita Payne - special to eTN Rita Payne - special to eTN- February 14, 2019 03:04

A gem of a hotel by the Thames in west London has been relaunched. Now officially transformed into the Bingham Riverhouse after a month long overhaul each of the 15 ... Read More

Jamaica’s Tourism Minister in talks with potential Israeli investors

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 13, 2019 20:05

Tourism Minister, Hon Edmund Bartlett says major hotel brands in Israel have expressed interest in investing in Jamaica and are expected to visit the island soon. “I am very happy ... Read More

Tanzania all set for Israel Tourism Exhibition

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 8, 2019 18:10

Tourism and travel trade executive from Tanzania are set to participate the International Mediterranean Travel Market (IMTM) slated in Tel Aviv, Israel, next week. Tanzania Tourist Board (TTB) in collaboration ... Read More

Tourism to Israel continues to increase at record-breaking rates

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 15, 2019 22:30

Israel had its best tourism year to date, with more than 4.12 million tourist entries recorded from January to December 2018, an increase of about 14% compared to 2017, and ... Read More

Great News for Palestine Tourism: Bethlehem hotels booked for Christmas

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 25, 2018 04:12

Palestinian Tourism Minister Rula Maaya said all Bethlehem hotels were fully booked, and the city hosts an "astounding" 10,000 tourists overnight on Monday night. Read More

From Jerusalem to Rio de Janeiro: From a celebration of the profound the frivolous and superficial

Dr. Peter E. Tarlow Dr. Peter E. Tarlow- December 19, 2018 09:27

Tourism in Jerusalem and tourism in Rio de Janeiro is similar and very different. Dr. Peter Tarlow reports from Rio after an all-night flight. He woke up at 7:00 pm ... Read More

Sacred places: Many spiritual sites can be visited via cruise ship

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 14, 2018 09:50

There are 100+ cruise itineraries that provide access to sacred places – worldwide sites of healing, guidance, and divine inspiration. The significance of these hallowed sites cannot be expressed in ... Read More

Shalom from the city of peace: Jerusalem

Dr. Peter E. Tarlow Dr. Peter E. Tarlow- December 9, 2018 22:50

There is an ancient Jewish belief that each soul is a special “pearl of life”’, a necklace of jewelry that shines through the darkness of history and adds beauty to ... Read More

Visiting Jerusalem: Shabbat Shalom from a city that nourishes both body and soul

Dr. Peter E. Tarlow Dr. Peter E. Tarlow- December 7, 2018 18:24

"A cold rain fell all day Friday here in Jerusalem, yet we turned the dreariness of the day into a metaphor for the pains of the past and tomorrow’s dreams," ... Read More

Israel: A vibrant market for hospitality investment

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 6, 2018 09:25

The inaugural Israel Hotel Investment Summit (IHIS) took place at the Hilton Tel Aviv in November 2018. Part of the International Hotel Investment Forum (IHIF), the conference created an environment ... Read More

Happy Chanukah from the land where miracles are a daily occurrence!

Dr. Peter E. Tarlow Dr. Peter E. Tarlow- December 5, 2018 19:50

Tourism in Israel is booming and Chanukah is a great time to visit the Jewish State. A record 3.6 million tourist arrived in Israel 2017, a 25 percent growth since 2016. This ... Read More

Avoiding dangerous vacations 2018

Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson- September 19, 2018 21:27

This is the sixth year that we have posted dangerous vacations destination information collected from news articles and reported law cases. Read More

Christmas message from the Heads of Churches in Jerusalem

editor editor- December 22, 2012 08:42

We, the Heads of the Churches of Jerusalem, bring you greetings of joy, peace, hope and love from the Land of the Nativity: the Joy and the peace of God ... Read More

Hizb Ul Terir reveals foreign funding

editor editor- August 28, 2012 05:24

The investigation of arrested members of Hizb Ul Terir took a dramatic turn when law enforcement agencies were informed that the organization was receiving funds from United Kingdom-based outfits. Read More

BBC Olympics website omits Jerusalem as capital of Israel

editor editor- July 24, 2012 01:53

London, England – The British Broadcasting Company’s Olympic website omitted Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Read More

Palestinians attack Jerusalem tourists with stones

editor editor- February 20, 2012 08:59

Israeli police have arrested 18 Palestinians in the grounds of Jerusalem's flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque complex after tourists visiting the site under police escort were stoned, police said. Read More

Jerusalem committee approves new tourist center

editor editor- February 15, 2012 08:30

JERUSALEM - A Jerusalem committee approved a tourist center in eastern Jerusalem amid criticism from residents and left-wing groups. Read More

Police block Jerusalem holy sites after threats

editor editor- February 13, 2012 06:36

JERUSALEM - Israeli authorities temporarily blocked Jews and foreign tourists from entering some of Jerusalem's most visited holy sites Sunday after leaflets called for causing disturbances there, pol Read More

2 Palestinian bandits given 3 life sentences for murder of US tourist

editor editor- November 25, 2011 04:39

The Jerusalem District Court on Thursday sentenced two suspects in the murder of Kristine Luken, an American tourist who was stabbed to death in the Jerusalem hills, to a total ... Read More

Jerusalem and Tel Aviv ranked among top cities to visit

editor editor- July 20, 2011 06:33

Jerusalem and Tel Aviv are among the top three cities in the region to visit, according to a recent poll taken by the New York-based magazine Travel + Leisure. Read More