Tel Aviv’s Ben-Gurion International Airport has opened a new passenger hall in Terminal One to accommodate an expected increase in international budget airlines flying into Israel following the Open Skies Agreement signed with the European Union earlier this year. The new passenger hall will allow the number of weekly low-cost flights to increase from 22 to 55 over the winter 2013/2014 season.
The Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality, in conjunction with Tel Aviv Global & Tourism Administration, has completed the installation of 60 wi-fi hotspots around the city, with another 20 access points to be installed in the near future. Locations include the beach, entertainment centres, parks and tourist attractions.
Eilat airport has reopened and resumed flights after briefly closing over security concerns. The Israeli military ordered the cancellation of all flight departures and arrivals due to security assessments, according to reports.
The Israel Government Tourist Office has announced an all time record in increased visitor numbers for May 2013. Visitors from the United Kingdom rose 21 per cent to 21,277 from 17,566 when compared to May 2012 and five per cent when comparing the first five months of 2013 against 2012 to 90,162 from 85,523.
In the margins of the EU Transport Council in Luxembourg, the European Union and Israel have signed a comprehensive air transport agreement which will gradually open up and integrate their respective markets, develop an aviation area with common rules, offer economic benefits for consumers and new opportunities for the industry.
Israel is in the midst of a major tourism drive, expecting to attract ten million tourists over the next ten years. This target was outlined by prime minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, at the Second Jerusalem International Tourism Summit taking place at the International Convention Centre in Jerusalem.
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.
At least two rockets have hit the southern Israeli Red Sea resort of Eilat, according to reports.
The Israel Government Tourist Office has launched a new which will present Tel Aviv-Yafo as a modern non-stop city for international visitors. The website will give visitors an overall visual impression of the city through a collection of images, video content and articles that showcases Tel Aviv, known as a city that never sleeps.