More than 200 members of the UK hospitality industry have gathered at the Tower of London for an event organised by the Israel Tourist Board. The Regal Roadshow offered agents, operators and hoteliers a chance to network in the opulent surroundings of the famous landmark.
The Israel Ministry of Tourism has announced the launch of a new TV advert, which airs this week. The £2 million campaign, which includes TV, video on demand and online spend, was produced by LAPAM – Israel’s government advertising agency, with creative design from Allenby Concept House.
According to the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics, the country welcomed 3,611,800 million tourist entries in 2017, up by a quarter on the previous year, and 29 per cent on 2015. A total of 290,000 tourist entries were recorded in December 2017, about 17 per cent more than December 2016 and 47 per cent more than December 2015.
The Israel Government Tourist Office has appointed Sharon Bershadsky as the new director of the UK & Ireland following the end of Naama Oryan-Kaplan’s five year term.
From March 20th-22nd, Jerusalem will host TBEX, the largest conference and networking event for travel bloggers, digital journalists and new media content creators, as well as travel brands and industry professionals. Held at the ICC Jerusalem International Convention Centre, TBEX will bring the travel industry’s most creative minds together to learn, network and do business.
The Israel Airports Authority management has announced that Terminal 1 at Ben Gurion International Airport will return to full activity by summer 2017. In light of the “Open Skies” agreement announced in 2013, the number of low cost flights into Israel has increased significantly, with many carriers departing from Terminal
Israel’s hotel pipeline remains strong and, buoyed by new laws facilitating hotel developments, investor interest is expected to grow further in the country, according to a new report from global hotel consultancy HVS. While the impact of continuing terrorist activity has resulted in fewer visitors travelling to Israel, those cities with strong corporate-driven business, such as Tel Aviv, have proven to be more resilient than mainly leisure-driven markets such as Jerusalem and the Dead Sea area, the report highlights.
The Israel Ministry of Tourism has launched a Virtual Tourist Office offering visitors a trove of information which they can access via email, Facebook and WhatsApp. Visitors to Israel can use the service to find out everything they need to know, from accommodation and transportation to events and festivals, prior to their trip and during their stay.
Long a student of Middle Eastern history, photographer and writer Phil Sharp here visits the holy sites of Israel. Although finding a destination troubled by generations of inter-religious strife, his travels reveal a land of dynamic beauty drawing on its diverse past to create a bright future.
The Gazelle Valley, a new urban park, has opened in the heart of Jerusalem, representing an innovative urban approach to open spaces located in the heart of the city, something that cannot be found anywhere else in Israel. Boasting five ponds, two flowing streams and a natural habitat for wild gazelles, the park is open seven days a week and was funded by the Jerusalem Municipality and the Jerusalem Foundation.