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.
The Israel Ministry of Transportation has announced Israel’s second international airport is to be built at Timna, approximately 18km north of Eilat.
The Israel ministry of transportation has announced Israel’s second international airport is to be built at Timna, approximately 18 kilometers north of Eilat. The construction of the new airport, which is to be named after the late Israeli astronaut Ilan Ramon and his son Assaf, is currently underway and it is expected to be completed by 2014, replacing the smaller airports in Eilat and Ovda.