Israel Ministry Of Tourism News
Israel launches new virtual tourist office
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.
Breaking Travel News investigates: The Crusaders history of Israel
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.
Gazelle Valley urban park opens to public in Jerusalem
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.
International Mediterranean Tourism Market headed for Israel
It has been confirmed that the 21st International Mediterranean Tourism Market will return to Tel Aviv in 2015, taking place at the Israel Trade Fair and Convention Centre on the February 10th-11th under the auspices of the Israel Ministry of Tourism. IMTM is the official tourism exhibition for the Mediterranean travel trade market and an opportunity for travel and tourism professionals to meet with buyers, suppliers and consumers from across the globe.
Korean Air to resume flights to Israel following unrest
Korean Air has announced that it will resume its service between Incheon International Airport, Seoul and Tel Aviv. Commencing September 13th, Korean Air will operate three flights a week (Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday) on the Incheon-Tel Aviv route, utilising a B777-200 aircraft.
Red Sea Jazz Festival welcomes thousands to Eilat
The 28th annual Red Sea International Jazz Festival has attracted more than 10,000 visitors to watch top jazz artists perform and take part in jam sessions in Israel’s most popular tourism resort in Eilat. Despite continued political unrest in the region, this year’s festival took place from August 24th-27th 2014 and featured a performance by Kojo – the world’s youngest professional drummer at ten years old.
UK visitors boost tourism to Israel
Tourism to Israel is on the increase, according to figures released this week by the Israel Ministry of Tourism. A record 3.54 million visitors entered Israel in 2013 and Naama Oryan-Kaplan, director of IGTO UK and Ireland expressed her delight in Israel’s rising popularity with incoming visitors.
Israel sees Carmel Caves added to UNESCO list
The Carmel Caves in northern Israel have been added to the list of World Heritage Sites by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation. The caves have been added to the list for “providing a definitive chronological framework at key periods of human development”.
Jerusalem International Tourism Summit draws to close
The Jerusalem International Tourism Summit, held at the ICC Jerusalem, has come to a close, having drawn industry leaders from Europe, the Far East, Australia and the United States. The JITS 2013, which took place for the 2nd time at the Jerusalem International Convention Centre, lasted two days and dealt with innovative technologies and trends in tourism and travel.
Adelson set to attend Jerusalem Summit
Las Vegas resort magnet Sheldon Adelson will be honoured for his extraordinary contribution to travel and tourism when he makes a rare public appearance at the 2013 International Tourism Summit in Jerusalem. Born into a poor neighbourhood in Boston, Massachusetts, Adelson became an entrepreneur at an early age, creating successful businesses and going on to build casino resorts in Las Vegas and Asia.
Tanasijevich added to Jerusalem International Tourism Summit roster
Marina Bay Sands president George Tanasijevich has been added to the roster of world-class speakers due to address the Jerusalem International Tourism Summit next week. The event will take place at the Jerusalem International Convention Centre on May 28th-29th, welcoming industry leaders from across the region.
Israel prepares for ITS with groundbreaking tourism agenda
As Jerusalem prepares to welcome industry delegates to the 2013 International Tourism Summit, Breaking Travel News here takes a look at the latest headlines from this fast emerging industry powerhouse.