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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.

Are Japanese travelers spreading Coronavirus unknowingly?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 23, 2020

A Japanese man has tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) shortly after returning from a visit to Indonesia, ... Read More

Why Opening an Embassy in Jerusalem can help Uganda Tourism

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- February 11, 2020

Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel, visited Uganda a week ago where talks were held with Uganda President Yoweri Museveni ... Read More

More than a ‘Nosh’: United Airlines expands Kosher menu on US-Tel Aviv flights

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 10, 2020

This month, United Airline is taking Kosher cuisine to new heights by introducing a variety of new options for customers ... Read More

No Travel Warning for Thailand: TAT fights back

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 7, 2020

Should you travel to Thailand with the threat of coronavirus? Israel's Foreign Ministry issued a statement on Friday afternoon, saying ... Read More

Israeli hotels break record with 12.1 million tourists in 2019

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 30, 2020

The Department of Economic Research of the Israel Hotels Association published its 2019 data for hotels and compared them to ... Read More

President Trump’s ‘Vision’ for Mideast Peace

The Media Line The Media Line- January 29, 2020

While Israel has accepted to negotiate based on the proposal’s contours, the Palestinian Authority has officially rejected the framework US ... Read More

Israel latest Travel Trend: Saudi Arabia

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 26, 2020

Israel announced today that it would permit Israeli citizens to travel to Saudi Arabia for the first time, under certain ... Read More

Iran threatens attack on Israel and UAE

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 8, 2020

Iran is warning that if there is retaliation for the two waves of attacks they launched today the 3rd wave ... Read More

US Embassy warns Americans in Israel of rocket attacks and ‘security incidents’

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 6, 2020

The US Embassy in Jerusalem, on Monday, urgently warned the Americans in Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza to “remain ... Read More

Israel tourists target Africa for travel holidays

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- December 27, 2019

A group comprised of 455 Israel tourists arrived in Northern Tanzania last week for Christmas and New Year festivals. At ... Read More

Israel Visitors now say Shalom to Tanzania

eTN Managing Editor eTN Managing Editor- December 22, 2019

 Visitors from Israel are becoming more and more important for Africa. With new nonstop flights including the recent connection between ... Read More

Israel – Russia Tourism has some Immigration Issues

eTN Managing Editor eTN Managing Editor- December 19, 2019

In October  568 Russian tourists were not granted entry, and in November, 569. Dozens of Israelis were reportedly detained for ... Read More

Russia denies entry to ‘visa-free’ Israeli visitors in apparent tit for tat

mm Chief Assignment Editor- December 18, 2019

Dozens of Israeli visitors were denied entry into Russia and detained at Moscow Domodedovo Airport’s passport control today for alleged ... Read More

Jerusalem tops the list of world’s fastest growing travel destinations

mm Chief Assignment Editor- December 18, 2019

With 38% growth in tourism to Jerusalem in 2019, Israel's capital city once again has been recognized as the world’s ... Read More

Wild pigs invade Israel’s Haifa

mm Chief Assignment Editor- December 17, 2019

The Israeli city of Haifa, likened by some as ‘Israel’s San Francisco’, is experiencing a new wave of 'visitors' and ... Read More

Merry Chrismukkah! Israel Tourism ringing in 2020 with new hotels and flights

mm Chief Assignment Editor- December 12, 2019

The festive season is here, and with Hanukkah and Christmas overlapping this year, travelers are sure to have a memorable ... Read More

King David Hotel Executive Chef named Israel’s Chef of the Year

mm Chief Assignment Editor- December 5, 2019

Dan Hotels' David "Dudu" Biton, the executive chef of the iconic King David Hotel in Jerusalem, was named Israel's "Chef ... Read More

Air Seychelles links with Israel with nonstop flight

mm Alain St.Ange- December 5, 2019

Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, welcomed its first non-stop flight from Tel Aviv, linking Israel ... Read More

Shalom from the Center of the World

mm Dr. Peter E. Tarlow- November 24, 2019

There is a saying in the Midrashic literature that God gave the world ten measures of beauty, nine went to ... Read More

Travel agents from North America visit Israel

mm Chief Assignment Editor- November 20, 2019

The American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) Conference for Senior Tourism Agents from the United States took place at the ... Read More

Go Global Travel completes additional acquisition of B2B accommodation provider in Brazil

editor editor- November 19, 2019

Leading global B2B travel product consolidator and technology powerhouse Go Global Travel Ltd. ("Go Global Travel") has completed the acquisition ... Read More

Israel Ministry of Tourism hosts Second Hotel Investment Summit in Tel Aviv

mm Chief Assignment Editor- November 12, 2019

As Israel prepares to host the second Israel Hotel Investment Summit (IHIS), part of the International Hotel Investment Forum (IHIF) ... Read More

African Tourism Board says Shalom to its newly appointed Ambassador to Israel

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- November 11, 2019

The African Tourism Board appointed Dov Kalmann as its ambassador to Israel last week. This announcement was made during the ... Read More

El Al Israeli airline pays tribute to retiring legendary Boeing 747s

mm Chief Assignment Editor- November 5, 2019

Israeli airline El Al laid on a fitting tribute to mark the end of its use of the huge Boeing ... Read More

Ryanair announces new flight between Toulouse, France and Tel Aviv, Israel

mm Chief Assignment Editor- October 25, 2019

Ryanair, an Irish budget airline headquartered in Swords, Dublin, Ireland, with its primary operational bases at Dublin and London Stansted ... Read More

Israel Ministry of Tourism names new Tourism Commissioner for North America

mm Chief Assignment Editor- October 14, 2019

The Israel Ministry of Tourism has appointed Eyal Carlin as the new Tourism Commissioner for North America. In this new ... Read More

Israel Ministry appoints Director of Tourism for Canada

editor editor- October 8, 2019

The Israel Ministry of Tourism has appointed Gal Hana as Consul, Director of Tourism for Canada. Prior to his appointment, ... Read More

London Heathrow-Tel Aviv: Virgin Atlantic launches Israel flights

mm Chief Assignment Editor- October 5, 2019

Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Atlantic Airways - the UK’s second largest airline, has announces the launch of its new Israel ... Read More

Israel: Third consecutive record-breaking year for incoming tourism

mm Chief Assignment Editor- October 4, 2019

Israel ends the Hebrew calendar year 5779 with an all-time record of 4.6 million tourist arrivals, compared to 3.9 million ... Read More

Shana Tova! Israel Tourism toasts to Rosh Hashanah with hotel openings, star-studded events and new adventures

mm Chief Assignment Editor- September 26, 2019

As Israel celebrates Rosh Hashanah, the beginning of the year 5780 on the Hebrew calendar, the Israel Ministry of Tourism ... Read More

El Al Israel Airlines says goodbye to its Boeing 747-400 jumbo jet

mm Chief Assignment Editor- September 19, 2019

El Al Israel Airlines made the last flight of jumbo jets between Israel and the US after 48 years of ... Read More

Jerusalem poised to become Israel’s incentive trips capital

mm Chief Assignment Editor- September 11, 2019

Over the next 3 weeks, Israel will host some 8,300 tourists taking part in the two largest Incentive Trips ever ... Read More

Seychelles trade partners getting closer to the Israeli market in trade & media events

editor editor- September 6, 2019

The Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) and trade partners are set to conquer the Israeli market in a two-day event in ... Read More

El Al Israel Airlines announces new Dublin and Dusseldorf flights

mm Chief Assignment Editor- September 5, 2019

The flag carrier of Israel, El Al Israel Airlines has announced that it is launching new routes from Tel Aviv ... Read More

Israeli tourists stuck in India

editor editor- August 31, 2019

Most Israeli tourists have cancelled their Kashmir itinerary and are extending their stay in Leh due to the lockdown placed ... Read More

Brown Hotels announces seven new properties in Israel in 2019/20

mm Chief Assignment Editor- August 28, 2019

Tel Aviv-based hospitality group Brown Hotels officially announces today its plan to open seven new properties in 2019 and 2020 ... Read More