Israel Travel News and Promotion
Dan Hotels Israel
Spring is definitely in the air – blue skies, flowers blooming and beautiful warm and longer days. All fourteen Dan hotels are looking forward to welcoming many guests from overseas who will be arriving within the next few weeks for the Passover and Easter holidays.
News from around the Dan Chain
Renovations and Facelifts:
Renovations have taken place in Dan Panorama Jerusalem with the introduction of a new category of “Deluxe Rooms” providing guests with an additional dimension of style and comfort. In the south of the country, the lobby of Dan Panorama Eilat has undergone a dramatic transformation with new furniture, carpets, curtains and wallpaper resulting in a delightful spacious area where guests can relax.
The swimming pools are all opened now for the season, many of which have been renovated and improved with the most noticeable changes in Dan Caesarea. Here the pool has been divided up into three different areas – one suitable for small children, one half Olympic size and another section for guests to enjoy sitting on deckchairs while dangling their feet in the water. The ultimate chill out area! There is also a new Pool Bar, again split into two sections offering meat and or milky meals and snacks. Special children size seating is situated nearby too as well as a sundeck for sun worshipers.
Having now included free wi-fi in all our hotels we continue to listen to our guests and keep communication channels open. In the past year, the group has actively been engaging on major social media channels and encourages its guests to share their experiences online with other travelers via Tripadvisor, Facebook, and Twitter as we believe that online engagement positively enhances a guests experience even from before they arrive.
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Israel App, a virtual tour guide, travel companion & digital guide book for iOS and Android devices
Israel App offers a smarter Israel experience, bringing ancient Israel into the 21st century with thousands of audio & visual GPS-based resources for discovering Israel.
Tel Aviv, Israel, November 2013 – Millions of tourists to Israel now have a complete mobile audio tour guide & travel companion at their fingertips. With a variety of GPS-based guided tours, in-app city guides, and instant trip services all on your mobile device & tablet, Israel App redefines the Israel travel experience for the 21st century traveler.
Israel App provides so much more than traditional guidebooks yet for so much less. Complete with stunning visuals, crisp informative audio content, and hundreds of GPS-based guided tours, Israel App delivers a complete travel experience in the palm of their hands. Convenient mapping, search, and navigation functions allow travelers to discover sites around their location instantly. For the frequent visitor to Israel, Israel App identifies dozens of lesser-known sites across Israel for tourist’s to discover on the fly.
“Israel App is a game changer, allowing everyone in Israel to have a world-class tour guide, local insider, and virtual concierge in their pocket” says Joel Padowitz, CEO of JewIQ, the app’s producer. “And even if you already have a guidebook or a human guide, Israel App is still an invaluable tool for discovering Israel.”
The app’s initial release covers all of greater Jerusalem including the Old City, City of David, and even an in-depth walk through of the Jerusalem Zoo. Future releases will include Masada, Caesarea, Tel Aviv, and other popular sites.
Israel App is available free for download from the Apple App Store & Google Play store. Please visit http://www.TheIsraelApp.com to view our demo video and direct app download.
Exclusive Autumn Savings and New Benefits Offered to El AL Matmid Frequent Flyers
$949 Roundtrip Fare Plus Points from New York (JFK/Newark) to Tel Aviv
NEW YORK – September 24, 2013 – EL AL Israel Airlines is offering savings to Matmid Frequent Flyer Club members for travel to Israel this October. The special roundtrip fare is $949 plus 50 Matmid points and is available on nonstop flights departing October 13-31 from New York (JFK/Newark) to Israel. All taxes and the fuel surcharge are included and must be purchased by October 14th.
EL AL Matmid members can also take advantage of new services and benefits. As of October 7th, the process for members to obtain a bonus ticket via the EL AL website is improved as points will be automatically deducted from their Matmid account and the ticket will be issued on-the-spot. Additionally, there will be no rush fee for all bonus tickets issued any time via elal.com.
Lifetime Gold Matmid status, which provides special benefits, is offered to anyone over the age of 67 who has held Gold or Platinum membership for the past 10 consecutive years.
The Matmid GlobaLY Frequent Flyer Club allows members to earn bonus tickets and upgrades to premium classes as well as learn about exclusive offers. In addition, EL AL donates Matmid/GlobaLY points to charitable organizations in Israel. Enroll now for free.
To reserve the Autumn Savings by October 14th, click here, call EL AL at (800) 223-6700, or contact any travel agent.
About EL AL
Celebrating close to 65 years of service, EL AL, Israel's national airline, offers the most nonstop flights between New York (JFK/Newark) and Israel as well as the only nonstop service from Los Angeles.
EL AL. It's not just an airline. It's Israel.
2nd Annual DISCOVER Tel Aviv University
Campus and Beyond Sunday,
Join us for a spectacular mission with entree to the people and places on your wish list!
Tel Aviv University (TAU) is everywhere in Israel, so our select group of seasoned travellers will enjoy unique access across the country. We’ll travel by luxury coach, helicopter, bicycle, plane — even a Segway!
Don’t miss this dazzling trip!
$4,500 per person includes accommodation at the David Intercontinental Hotel, all meals, and local touring and transportation. International air fare is not included. Reserve with a deposit now.
For more information, please contact Gail Reiss, President & CEO, 212.742.9058
Itinerary subject to change.
JNF Announces First Golf Mission to Israel
Can’t make it to the PGA but dreamed of playing on a professional-style golf tournament? Join Jewish National Fund’s (JNF) first-ever International Golf Mission to Israel October 10-15, 2013.
It will feature the exciting finale of The Herzl Tour -- a cross-country tournament taking place now -- where the winning teams from four cities across the United States will compete in the EL AL Cup to determine the JNF Champions at the Caesarea Golf Club. All other Golf Mission participants will have the opportunity to play in their own
Everyone, including all Herzl Tour members, are invited to participate in the mission. In addition to two days of golf at the Caesarea Golf Club, the mission will tour the popular sights of Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, as well as enjoy a hot air balloon ride and winery trip in the Negev. Participants will witness the transformation of the Negev Desert under JNF’s Blueprint Negev campaign, and see the difference that the Sderot Indoor Recreation Center has made in a community that is often besiegedwith rocket attacks.
“I am honored to be chairing the first-ever JNF golf mission to Israel,” said Aaron Tucker, Golf Mission Chair and Central New Jersey Board member. “For those of us competing for the El Al Cup, it’s as though we are playing to win a golf ‘major’. Golfers don’t have many chances like this, and to couple it with helping Israel, makes it even more special.”
The land only ice based on double occupancy is $3,325. There is a single supplementof $742, as well as an optional day trip to Masada and the Dead Sea for $135.
For more information, please contact Michael Feinman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212.879.9305 x503.
EL AL KEEPS FAMILIES TOP OF MIND THIS SUMMER:
NEW YORK – With over 75 percent of Americans taking a summer vacation this year,* EL AL Israel Airlines is keeping this group top of mind by offering a variety of kid-friendly services and amenities on all 32 weekly nonstop flights from the USA: New York (JFK/Newark) and Los Angeles to Israel.
Some of the highlights available are:
EL AL offers special family fares with savings up to 50 percent for children between the ages of two and 12 when accompanied by at least two adults.
Matmid Kids Frequent Flyer Club:
Kosher Kids’ Meals:
Infants and Babies:
EL AL Vacations:
For more information about EL AL or to book a flight, visit www.elal.com or call EL AL at (800) 223-6700
*According to Orbitz’ 2013 summer travel forecast