Israel minister of tourism, Yoel Razvozov, has asked his country’s Arab neighbours to “come for a visit” in the spirit of the Abraham Accords and a peaceful future.
Gulf Air has commenced a commercial service between Bahrain and Tel Aviv. Flight GF972 took off from Bahrain International Airport for the first time earlier.
With all the final touches in place, the resort is already proving popular with national guests and is looking forward to welcoming international travellers as soon as border restrictions allow.
Due to the unrest in Israel and the region, Odyssey has not been able to complete the preparations required to operate from Haifa, Israel as planned, the company said.
Arabian Travel Market is expecting an influx of exhibitors and visitors from Israel as the destination joins a major Middle Eastern show for the first time.
The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office has updated its travel advice for a number of destinations, potentially clearing the way for the restart of travel.
Israel and Greece have signed a bilateral agreement on tourism cooperation in Jerusalem, providing hope to an industry which has come to a standstill because of the Covid-19 crisis.
The move comes shortly after the state of Israel and the United Arab Emirates announced an agreement for the normalisation of relations between the countries.
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has announced that it will manage a new hotel and residential project in Tel Aviv. The project is scheduled to open at the end of 2023, with the group becoming the first luxury hospitality brand to enter the city.
According to the Central Bureau of Statistics, approximately 405,000 tourist entries were recorded in September, 44 per cent more than during the same month last year.
The Israel Tourist Office has launched a new campaign video showcasing the cities of Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, which, with such different cultures and merely an hour apart, are easy to see in one trip.