Category: Israel travel news

Israel travel & tourism news for travelers and travel professionals. Israel, a Middle Eastern country on the Mediterranean Sea, is regarded by Jews, Christians and Muslims as the biblical Holy Land. Its most sacred sites are in Jerusalem. Within its Old City, the Temple Mount complex includes the Dome of the Rock shrine, the historic Western Wall, Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Israel's financial hub, Tel Aviv, is known for its Bauhaus architecture and beaches.

IATA: Jordan-Israel airspace agreement will save fuel and time
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IATA: Jordan-Israel airspace agreement will save fuel and time

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 21, 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed the recent overflight agreement between the Kingdom of Jordan and State of Israel ... Read More

Abu Dhabi – Tel Aviv Flights on Etihad Airways
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Abu Dhabi – Tel Aviv Flights on Etihad Airways

mm Chief Assignment Editor- October 19, 2020

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, will become the first GCC carrier to operate a commercial passenger flight ... Read More

Bahrain – Israel to become friends today
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Bahrain – Israel to become friends today

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 17, 2020

A joint US-Israel delegation is meeting in Bahrain today to sign a series of bilateral agreements between Israel and Bahrain, ... Read More

Orit Farkash-Hacohen named Israel’s new Tourism Minister
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Orit Farkash-Hacohen named Israel’s new Tourism Minister

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 16, 2020

Earlier this week, the Israel Ministry of Tourism appointed Orit Farkash-Hacohen as the new Tourism Minister. In this position, Farkash-Hacohen ... Read More

Israelis stage festive beach party protests against new COVID-19 lockdown
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Israelis stage festive beach party protests against new COVID-19 lockdown

mm Harry S. Johnson- September 19, 2020

Dozens of demonstrators, many of them wearing bathing suits and holding anti-government signs, assembled at to Frishman Beach in Tel ... Read More

Israel preparing to welcome Gulf visitors
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Israel preparing to welcome Gulf visitors

The Media Line The Media Line- September 17, 2020

Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are in advanced stages of establishing direct aviation routes and concluding bilateral agreements ... Read More

Lockdown has Consequences: Example Israel
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Lockdown has Consequences: Example Israel

The Media Line The Media Line- September 14, 2020

Many businesses in Israel are seen at risk of closure from what is being described so far as the world’s ... Read More

New flights  from Tel Aviv to Morocco, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, UAE – and growing
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New flights from Tel Aviv to Morocco, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, UAE – and growing

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 12, 2020

Direct connecting Tel Aviv with airports in the UAE, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, and Bahrain will expand the travel and tourism ... Read More

Israel and Bahrain agree to sign peace treaty, establishing diplomatic ties
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Israel and Bahrain agree to sign peace treaty, establishing diplomatic ties

mm Harry S. Johnson- September 11, 2020

The United States, Israel and Bahrain announced today in a joint statement, that the Kingdom of Bahrain will join the ... Read More

Israel Ministry of Tourism and Museum of the Jewish People to host grand reopening of core exhibition
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Israel Ministry of Tourism and Museum of the Jewish People to host grand reopening of core exhibition

mm Harry S. Johnson- September 2, 2020

To announce the newest renovations to the Museum of the Jewish People in Tel Aviv, the Israel Ministry of Tourism ... Read More

US-Israeli delegation takes first-ever direct flight from Israel to UAE
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US-Israeli delegation takes first-ever direct flight from Israel to UAE

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 31, 2020

US and Israeli officials were ion board of the first ever commercial flight between Tel Aviv, Israel and Abu Dhabi, ... Read More

971 and 972 connected: Tel Aviv to Abu Dhabi nonstop on El Al LY971
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971 and 972 connected: Tel Aviv to Abu Dhabi nonstop on El Al LY971

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 30, 2020

LY 971 Tel Aviv to Abu Dhabi and LY 972 AUH to TLV nonstop flights on Israel El Al Airlines ... Read More

Tel Aviv-Yafo extends invitation to visitors from United Arab Emirates
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Tel Aviv-Yafo extends invitation to visitors from United Arab Emirates

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 19, 2020

Tel Aviv-Yafo extended a visually impressive invitation to potential visitors from the United Arab Emirates on Wednesday, shortly after the ... Read More

A good reason why Tourism to the UAE is up for a major rebound
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A good reason why Tourism to the UAE is up for a major rebound

The Media Line The Media Line- August 18, 2020

Israelis will be able to join citizens of other countries as tourists in the United Arab Emirates after the details ... Read More

No quarantine required: Israel expands ‘green country’ list
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No quarantine required: Israel expands ‘green country’ list

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 18, 2020

Israel's officials announced new additions to the 'green country' list, that allows Israeli citizens not to go into a mandatory ... Read More

Non-stop to Tel Aviv from Dubai on Emirates, from Abu Dhabi on Etihad makes Turkish Airlines nervous
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Non-stop to Tel Aviv from Dubai on Emirates, from Abu Dhabi on Etihad makes Turkish Airlines nervous

The Media Line The Media Line- August 17, 2020

The historic peace accord between Israel and the United Arab Emirates represents a potential turning point for air travel and ... Read More

Trump announces ‘historic peace agreement’ between Israel and United Arab Emirates
Government and Public Sector Tourism News

Trump announces ‘historic peace agreement’ between Israel and United Arab Emirates

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 14, 2020

US President Donald Trump, in a surprise announcement on Thursday, announced that Israel and the United Arab Emirates had reached ... Read More

Rebuilding Travel in Israel and the Middle East from the insiders
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Rebuilding Travel in Israel and the Middle East from the insiders

editor editor- August 12, 2020

The political and security situation in the Middle East has always been difficult, and with COVID-19 it has not become ... Read More

Facial Recognition that Sees Through a Mask
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Facial Recognition that Sees Through a Mask

The Media Line The Media Line- July 26, 2020

A groundbreaking artificial intelligence-powered facial recognition system that can identify people wearing masks has been deployed by law enforcement and ... Read More

Economics rule reopening travel to Dubai, Egypt, Lebanon, Qatar, Tunisia despite epidemic?
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Economics rule reopening travel to Dubai, Egypt, Lebanon, Qatar, Tunisia despite epidemic?

The Media Line The Media Line- July 25, 2020

Arab countries, particularly those heavily dependent on tourism such as Dubai, Egypt, and Lebanon, are taking different approaches when loosening ... Read More

Iran claims US fighter jets ‘endangered’ Mahan Air passenger plane
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Iran claims US fighter jets ‘endangered’ Mahan Air passenger plane

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 24, 2020

Iranian media claims that US Air Force fighter jets 'unsafely intercepted' Iran's Mahan Air passenger aircraft en route from Tehran ... Read More

Pegasus Airlines resuming flights to Tel Aviv
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Pegasus Airlines resuming flights to Tel Aviv

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 9, 2020

Following the temporary suspension of flights as part of the restrictions to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, Pegasus Airlines flights to ... Read More

Israeli Night Union joins International Nightlife Association
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Israeli Night Union joins International Nightlife Association

mm Harry S. Johnson- June 27, 2020

The Israeli Bar and Nightclub Association (Israel Night Union) joined the International Nightlife Association. With this new entry, the International ... Read More

Israel will reopen borders to international tourism from Greece on August 1
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Israel will reopen borders to international tourism from Greece on August 1

mm Harry S. Johnson- June 17, 2020

Yesterday, Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakisis to discuss reopening tourism between the two ... Read More

Israel Tourism announces Purple Standard for re-opening and operating hotels
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Israel Tourism announces Purple Standard for re-opening and operating hotels

mm Harry S. Johnson- June 3, 2020

In preparation for reopening Israel to both domestic and international tourism, Israel’s Ministry of Tourism and Ministry of Health have ... Read More

Asaf Zamir appointed as new Minister of Tourism for Israel
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Asaf Zamir appointed as new Minister of Tourism for Israel

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 22, 2020

A ministerial exchange ceremony was held at the Israel Ministry of Tourism between the outgoing Minister, Knesset Speaker Yariv Levin, ... Read More

Opening Seychelles Tourism to Israeli Visitors First
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Opening Seychelles Tourism to Israeli Visitors First

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 21, 2020

Seychelles has no active cases of coronavirus, and no one died in this Indian Ocean island republic, often seen as ... Read More

Israel’s Dan Hotels re-opening their properties
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Israel’s Dan Hotels re-opening their properties

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 18, 2020

The recent worldwide crisis inevitably caused Israeli tourism to come to a halt, but now the Dan Hotels collection, has ... Read More

Pompeo left and the Chinese Ambassador is dead: Pure coincidence?
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Pompeo left and the Chinese Ambassador is dead: Pure coincidence?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 17, 2020

The US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo got on a plane last week and in the midst of travel, bans ... Read More

Israel Virtual Cuisine: From Tourism Ministry to Your Home
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Israel Virtual Cuisine: From Tourism Ministry to Your Home

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- May 6, 2020

Throughout the month of May, Israel virtual cuisine will be broadcast by the Ministry of Tourism (IMOT) which has partnered ... Read More

Orthodox Easter celebrated in Lockdown
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Orthodox Easter celebrated in Lockdown

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 19, 2020

Orthodox Christians celebrated Easter this Sunday with millions of the faithful under lockdown at home as their clergy delivered sermons ... Read More

Infected in the US, Israel, Palestine! How to survive? 3 women share their stories
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Infected in the US, Israel, Palestine! How to survive? 3 women share their stories

The Media Line The Media Line- April 14, 2020

The world is coming together. Coronavirus knows no borders, has no mercy and wants to kill. At the same time, ... Read More

Israir rescues Israeli families from all over Europe, returns them to Israel
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Israir rescues Israeli families from all over Europe, returns them to Israel

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 8, 2020

Israel's Israir Airlines carried out rescue flights of Israelis stranded all over Europe without ability to return to Israel. Among ... Read More

Israel bans out-of-town travel, makes masks in public mandatory
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Israel bans out-of-town travel, makes masks in public mandatory

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 7, 2020

Israeli authorities are trying to stem the deadly spread of COVID-19 virus by tightening travel restrictions for the Passover holiday, ... Read More

Israel to produce beard-friendly COVID-19 masks for religious orthodoxes
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Israel to produce beard-friendly COVID-19 masks for religious orthodoxes

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 7, 2020

Because of the rampant global COVID-19 pandemic, Israeli authorities have asked the public to cover their mouths and noses in ... Read More

Israel and Russia agree on COVID-19 evacuation flights for their citizens
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Israel and Russia agree on COVID-19 evacuation flights for their citizens

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 6, 2020

The office of the Israeli prime minister announced today that Israel and Russia have agreed to conduct a number of ... Read More