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.
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 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.
The launch of new long-haul services to Tel Aviv and Guangzhou signals the continuing expansion of RwandAir. Yvonne Manzi Makolo, chief executive of RwandAir, said: “The launch of these two major new services to our growing route network demonstrates our continuing commitment to expanding Rwandair to new markets overseas.”
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.