Stretching to cover half of Israel’s landmass, but home to only eight per cent of its population, the Negev Desert is a beautiful but sparse part of the country. Here Eleanor Hawkins visits for Breaking Travel News to discover more about this underappreciated destination
Tel Aviv based Arkia Israeli Airlines, which is majority owned by Jordache Enterprises, has taken delivery of its first A321LR. The carrier thus becomes the launch operator of the world’s most flexible and capable large single aisle aircraft.
The announcement was made by Michael Strassburger, EL AL Israel Airlines vice president commercial and industry affairs, together with Amir Halevi, director general of Israel Ministry of Tourism.
The Drisco Hotel will start welcoming guests in the heart of Tel Aviv’s vibrant American Colony neighbourhood on June 3rd. The 42-room luxury boutique property perfectly captures the essence of the hip, urban Israeli city and offers savvy travellers an upscale hospitality experience enhanced by the storied past of the building.
With a vision crafted by Gerry Schwartz and Heather Reisman, the Nobu Hotel Tel Aviv will attract tastemakers and style setters - wrapping the concept of a luxurious hotel around energized public spaces.
From December, LATAM Airlines will launch a new flight connecting Tel Aviv, Israel, to Santiago, Chile, via São Paulo in Brazil.
Today The Jerusalem Development Authority has announced a marketing collaboration with Thomas Cook, promoting the destination across Europe. The partnership aims to bring about global exposure to the historical city of Jerusalem, and increase visitation by showcasing the city’s many delights across Thomas Cook’s multi-channel media offering.
Isrotel has debuted a new member within its portfolio of hotels: The Orient Jerusalem, their only property located within the country’s capital city. The hotel marks the latest addition to the brand’s Exclusive Collection, which is solely comprised of five star hotels.
First there was a deliberately depressing theme park, now Banksy is opening a hotel with views of graffiti-strewn concrete from every room. The Walled off Hotel is a three-storey immersive piece of art and also a fully functioning hostelry.