The Western Wall Heritage foundation has launched three new interactive experiences showcasing the 2,000 year old history behind the wall and how the original Temple Mount looked. Through the use of innovative, virtual reality technology, video and guided tours, visitors are able to immerse themselves in the wall’s history and better understand the site’s continuing, global significance.
El AL has launched three direct flights between Tel Aviv Ben Gurion International Airport and Logan International Airport Boston on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. The three weekly flights to Boston will operate on a 767-300 Boeing aircraft with 218 seats, including 22-bed like seats in Business Class and 28 seats in Economy Class Plus.
The Israel Ministry of Tourism has announced a new tourism directive to encourage airline operators to fly to Israel’s Red Sea resort, Eilat. From October 6th the ministry will reimburse airline operators €45 for every passenger flying to Eilat’s Ovda Airport, up to a total of €1 million per annum per airline. The incentive will remain in place until April 22nd, 2016.
The new Pavilion 2 has opened at the Tel Aviv Convention Centre, transforming the current site into one of the most advanced convention centres in the Middle East. The world-class venue will serve as a site for both business and culture with events, exhibitions, conferences, trade fairs and examinations set to take place there.
Situated in the heart of Tel Aviv, The Norman will bring unprecedented sophistication and boutique character to the historic Mediterranean city. Opening its doors earlier, the hotel seeks to redefine the art of hospitality, capturing the timeless elegance of the 1920s matched with the comforts of a world class luxury hotel.
Situated in the heart of Tel Aviv, The Norman will bring unprecedented sophistication and boutique character to the historic Mediterranean city. Due to launch in early summer, The Norman Tel Aviv will redefine the art of hospitality, capturing the timeless elegance of the 1920s matched with the comforts of a world class luxury hotel.
Tel Aviv’s Ben-Gurion International Airport has opened a new passenger hall in Terminal One to accommodate an expected increase in international budget airlines flying into Israel following the Open Skies Agreement signed with the European Union earlier this year. The new passenger hall will allow the number of weekly low-cost flights to increase from 22 to 55 over the winter 2013/2014 season.
The Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality, in conjunction with Tel Aviv Global & Tourism Administration, has completed the installation of 60 wi-fi hotspots around the city, with another 20 access points to be installed in the near future. Locations include the beach, entertainment centres, parks and tourist attractions.
Eilat airport has reopened and resumed flights after briefly closing over security concerns. The Israeli military ordered the cancellation of all flight departures and arrivals due to security assessments, according to reports.
The Israel Government Tourist Office has announced an all time record in increased visitor numbers for May 2013. Visitors from the United Kingdom rose 21 per cent to 21,277 from 17,566 when compared to May 2012 and five per cent when comparing the first five months of 2013 against 2012 to 90,162 from 85,523.
In the margins of the EU Transport Council in Luxembourg, the European Union and Israel have signed a comprehensive air transport agreement which will gradually open up and integrate their respective markets, develop an aviation area with common rules, offer economic benefits for consumers and new opportunities for the industry.
Israel is in the midst of a major tourism drive, expecting to attract ten million tourists over the next ten years. This target was outlined by prime minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, at the Second Jerusalem International Tourism Summit taking place at the International Convention Centre in Jerusalem.