Leading lights of the travel and tourism industry will descend on Jerusalem, Israel later this month for the Jerusalem International Tourism Summit, which will place a spotlight on ‘The New Era of Tourism’. This year a special emphasis will be placed on Urban Tourism as well as Innovative Technologies in the world of tourism and travel.
A British woman killed in a terrorist attack in Israel has been named. Mary Jean Gardner, a 59-year-old British national, was studying at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem when she died during an explosion on Wednesday.
The UK’s advertising watchdog has stepped in to settle a dispute between a British Jewish organisation and the tourist board of Palestine. The Advertising Standards Authority said: “We told Travel Palestine to ensure their ads did not suggest that it was universally accepted that locations were part of Palestine when that was not the case.”
The Advertising Standards Authority has banned a press advertisement from the Israel Ministry of Tourism, following complaints from the public. The government body argued images included in the ad – depicting the Western Wall of the Temple Mount – included territory belonging to the West Bank, which could therefore be misleading to consumers.
BTN interviews Oren Drori, Deputy Director General, Israel Ministry of Tourism at London’s World Travel Market, November 2009